Should writing training be online or face to face?

Which is better, when we have the choice again? Here are some points to help you decide, from our experience of taking interactive group writing training online since March 2020. The choice As I write, face to face interactive writing training in most places must wait...

Win the Oxford Guide to Plain English

I’m sorry for the long silence since my last post. True, I’ve spent the last few months taking my interactive training online, but this post was already overdue before lockdown. Now, I have a copy to give away of the latest edition of the Oxford Guide to Plain...

How and why to avoid passive verbs

    At last, a blog post for everyone who discovered active verbs in one of my workshops and wants more on how to identify passive verbs and edit them out. Why avoid passive verbs? Plain English favours the active voice over the passive, for good reasons.The...
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