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Top tips for a polished tender

There are so many questions to consider when creating a winning tender bid. Have we defined our unique selling proposition? Have we answered all the criteria? Is our pricing competitive? Why is this all so difficult? In the midst of all that angst, it can be easy to forget that even small things can make a big difference to the overall look and quality of your submission. Formatting Yep, formatting. It’s amazing the number of ‘final’ versions we review whose…

Top tips for a polished tender was last modified on May 19th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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This week’s Friday Funny

Correct spelling is essential, one letter out of place can change the meaning of any writing dramatically. For help with copywriting, proofreading or editing any of your business documents, contact Proof Communications on 02 8036 5532 or 0411 123 216 or head to the contact page.   This week’s Friday Funny was last modified on May 18th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team

This week’s Friday Funny was last modified on May 18th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Never was a truer word spoken

One of the greatest wordsmiths in living memory, T.S. Eliot once said, ‘My name is only an anagram of toilets’. Typical self-effacing humour from such a brilliant writer, and testament to the power of anagrams to amuse, confuse and be just downright clever – as the following list so wonderfully demonstrates. For help with copywriting, proofreading or editing any of your business documents, contact Proof Communications on 02 8036 5532 or 0411 123 216 or head to the contact page.   Never was…

Never was a truer word spoken was last modified on May 13th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Comma chameleon – How commas can change the shape of a sentence

Did you know that Australian author Peter Carey won the 2001 Booker Prize for True History of the Kelly Gang – a work that contained not a single comma? Amazing, huh? Of course, one might wonder why he bothered, but still. And, whilst you may not be writing anything within coo-ee of such a magnum opus yourself, it’s still a good idea to know how useful those little black squiggles can be in getting your business messages across more clearly.…

Comma chameleon – How commas can change the shape of a sentence was last modified on May 7th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Why winning an award is a win-win situation

Despite mountains of evidence, some business owners still remain unconvinced of the benefits of winning a business award. So, listen up: here’s what will happen. You immediately look way better than your competitors You won, they didn’t. End of. Customer trust increases Winning a business award increases customer confidence in your brand. Brace yourself for recognition Lots of it. You’ll be perceived as an expert within your peer group and an industry leader. Others will seek your opinion. Your staff…

Why winning an award is a win-win situation was last modified on May 5th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Why it’s important to be selective when deciding to tender

OK, so you’ve cottoned onto the fact that there is money to be made by winning tenders. Your business is going pretty well; you’re ready to take things to the next level. Here are some aspects of getting onto the tender merry-go-round that you need to consider before you get started writing tenders. You cannot ‘dip your toe in’ Commit to tackling the request for tender fully or don’t do it at all. Taking a half-hearted approach will come through…

Why it’s important to be selective when deciding to tender was last modified on May 1st, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Win that award with a professional award writer

Many individuals tasked with writing a company’s business award entries see it as being on par with being asked to put their head in a vice. Hardly surprising given that writing business awards is almost certainly not the skill set they were originally employed for. Fortunately, there is an alternative. Commissioning a professional award writer adds real value by enabling a company to submit exceptionally well written, compelling award submissions. How can a professional award writer help? A skilled award…

Win that award with a professional award writer was last modified on April 28th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Why Hiring a Professional Business Writer Makes Good Financial Sense

Writing for one’s own business undoubtedly poses a significant challenge for some business owners. If you find yourself grappling with how best to get a message across, panic not. Investing in the services of a professional business writer is money well spent for a whole heap of reasons. Business writers know how to write When you know what you want to say but not how to say it, it can be incredibly stressful. On the other hand, fine tuning a…

Why Hiring a Professional Business Writer Makes Good Financial Sense was last modified on April 28th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Supercharge your chances of winning that tender

Supercharge your chances of winning that tender with these top tips It doesn’t matter whether the request for tender you’ve decided to respond to is large or small, it’s going to take considerable effort to put together. You can pump up the value of all that effort and supercharge your chances of winning by remembering these top tips. Proofread it Most tender writers put this at the end of their to-do list because they see it as a kind of…

Supercharge your chances of winning that tender was last modified on April 21st, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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Red Faces at Yellow Pages – and how not to let the same happen to you

Typos can have a highly detrimental effect on a business. And no one knows that more than Banner Travel Agency owner, Gloria Quinan. Back in 1988, when the world relied on telephone books, Gloria’s listing in the Yellow Pages advertised her business as offering ‘International and Erotic Travel’. An appalled Gloria said, ‘We offer exotic travel, like tours up the Amazon, but nothing erotic.’ To make matters worse, the offending word was emblazoned in red across her prominent advertisement. Gloria’s…

Red Faces at Yellow Pages – and how not to let the same happen to you was last modified on April 16th, 2020 by Proof Communications Team
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