Word Matters

A book editor’s take on the world of writing.

How to Find a Literary Agent

Everything you need to know, including quick tips

How to Write a Book Blurb

Including bestseller examples and 12 top tips

How to Write Succinctly

Improve the brevity and clarity of your writing in nine easy steps

Eight vital tips on how to write a great memoir

How to Write a Memoir

Eight vital tips to make any life story come alive

How to Use Track Changes

A simple guide to a vital Microsoft Word feature

Racist Language – Not so Black and White

Are your words unintentionally offensive?

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How to Avoid This Capital Offence

All you need to know about using capital letters correctly

10 Top Writing Tips

Quick, simple pointers to improve your writing

The Perfect 10

Ten steps to great proofreading and editing

Spelling’s Don For

A president, a peach and the threat to our language

If You’re Planning Your Book, Beware …

The latest incendiary entry in the great 'pantser' writing debate


Don't believe the hype as man battles machine

Beauty and the Tweets

It's official – social media's unfriendly. Unless …

Exposing the Editing Myth

The secret most other editors don't want you to know

Glitz and Grammar

Roll out the red carpet as proofreading gets sexy at the 90th Oscars ceremony

War of Words

The grammar nerds are getting nasty

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