Confident Business Writing Blog

helping you write more confidently for your business

Monitoring feedback

By Peter Clarke | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan – Monitoring feedback  When you first started to write your piece, you knew you wanted it to have a purpose and that you wanted to achieve a goal. Receiving feedback, positive and negative, is…

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Publishing your writing

By Peter Clarke | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan – Publishing your writing Your writing has now been fully checked and is ready to go for publication in accordance with your plan and within your deadline. There are many different ways of publishing your piece…

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Checking your writing

By Peter Clarke | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan – How do you check your writing?  Having created your content, please don’t get rid of it by publishing it straightaway. Check it first. From my experience as a professional proofreader, this step is…

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Creating your content

By Peter Clarke | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan – Creating your content Having finalised your plan now it’s time to get down to the writing. The 3 previous steps (What are you writing?; Are you working to a deadline?; and Plan your…

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Planning your writing

By Peter Clarke | Aug 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan… Plan your Writing In the previous article, we established if you are you writing to a deadline? By developing a simple plan for your writing you will focus the mind on the task in hand,…

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Are you writing to a deadline?

By Peter Clarke | Jun 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing the series of extracts from my book Confident Business Writing demonstrating the benefits of following my Business Writing Process Plan… Ascertain Deadline Date Once you’ve established “what you are writing, why and for whom”, you can move on to the writing itself. Before you start though, do you have a deadline by which whatever…

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What are you writing, why and for whom?

By Peter Clarke | Mar 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Everything you write in your business should have a purpose, otherwise why are you writing it? You’re writing it to achieve something. For example: You may be responding to a request for information about your product or service. With your response you will want to impress your prospective client so that they do business with…

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Pushing the Publish NOW button

By Peter Clarke | Feb 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a small business owner you are responsible for all aspects of your business. That means, as well as ‘doing the work’, you’re responsible for marketing to generate new business, finance, personnel (if you employ people), legal things…the list goes on. On any one day you could be wearing all sorts of different hats, Where…

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The 5 most common mistakes made when writing

By Peter Clarke | Oct 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

These are the 5 most common mistakes I come across when helping my clients to be more confident in their writing: You / Your / You’re So many times I see the word ‘you’ when it should be ‘your’. When typing away it’s easy miss off the ‘r’. MS Word won’t put a red squiggly…

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Do you value your reputation?

By Peter Clarke | Aug 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Are you aware that documents you are sending out by post or by email attachment may contain errors that might damage your hard-earned reputation? The reason I ask is because I recently received an email from the Sales Director of a local company in which was attached a sales brochure. On reading this brochure I…

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