Editing

scrabble proofreading

What’s the difference between copy editing and proofreading? And why should you care?

If you’re briefing an editor or proofreader, you’ll need to know the difference or you might not get the result you were hoping for. Whilst they overlap to some extent, copy editing and proofreading are essentially separate functions, yet work hand in hand to polish your business documents to make them look and sound as professional as possible. What does a copy editor do? Copy editing comes before proofreading and is focused on getting your document ready for publication. It’s…

What’s the difference between copy editing and proofreading? And why should you care? was last modified on October 23rd, 2018 by Proof Communications Author
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Resume

Failure to proofread leaves job applicant furious 

This week’s SMH carries an article by Tom Cowie, reporting events after lawyer Susan Cole hired online resumé company, 1300 Resumé, to write her job application for ASIO, Australia’s national spy agency. But when both parties – somewhat ironically – failed to spy numerous mistakes and Ms Cole wasn’t granted an interview, a lengthy legal stooshie ensued.   Ms Cole ‘sent some documents’ through to 1300 Resumé to help with her application, including a previous CV. Preparing for an overseas holiday,…

Failure to proofread leaves job applicant furious  was last modified on August 17th, 2018 by Proof Communications Author
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fresh pair of eyes

Five ways to make your document free of typos

Editing and proofreading your own work is tough. We’re too close to it to proofread it perfectly. A fresh pair of eyes is the answer. If you don’t have anybody to help you, then rest between the time you write and the time you proofread—at least overnight. By doing this, you’ll gain some distance from your writing and you’ll have your own fresh pair of eyes with which to view your content. When you’re ready, here’s how to do it.…

Five ways to make your document free of typos was last modified on August 28th, 2018 by Proof Communications Author
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How to lose a dress size

How To Lose a Dress Size By Putting Pen to Paper 

Check out any online newspaper these days and you’re almost guaranteed to find another celebrity has felt compelled to post a photo which shows them doing something really interesting. Like breathing. Cries of ‘Photoshop!’ follow quicker than you can say Kardashian. But, so what if they’ve indulged in a little image trickery? Editing is nothing new, but the trick is to make it look natural.  Business owners sometimes feel compelled to share most in-depth details of their impressive selection of…

How To Lose a Dress Size By Putting Pen to Paper  was last modified on August 29th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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blog ideas

How to generate more Ideas for your business blog

That business blog you started recently is no doubt coming on a treat. However, even the most ardent blogger can find it challenging at times to come up with new topics. Check out these great ideas for some inspiration. Has your company just won an award? Why did you enter and how will winning help your customers? What’s a typical problem that your target customer has? Outline your best solution. What other industry blogs do you read regularly? Share your…

How to generate more Ideas for your business blog was last modified on June 25th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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artlivemedia 1st place

Telstra Business Women’s Award: winning tips from a Telstra Business Award winner

The announcement of Artlivemedia as winners of the prestigious 2016 Telstra New Business Award (Victoria) is glowing testament to this dynamic digital agency’s runaway success after a mere 18 months in operation. Founder and CEO Michelle Bourke believes that recognising when you need to bring in the professionals was a major contributing factor in creating a winning award entry. “When you’re writing about your own company, it can be difficult to gain perspective. I had the internal knowledge, but to…

Telstra Business Women’s Award: winning tips from a Telstra Business Award winner was last modified on July 10th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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Business blogging for beginners

NO Lycra required – BUSINESS BLOGGING for beginners

If your business is one of the few which doesn’t have a blog, it’s time to get cracking. It doesn’t require huge amounts of resources to get going, or vast investments of your time. Neither does the blog have to be long winded or particularly high level. But it does need to be interesting to keep people coming back to your website. So, how does a business blog differ from a common, garden-variety blog? Unlike personal blogs about travel, hobbies…

NO Lycra required – BUSINESS BLOGGING for beginners was last modified on June 25th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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writing sharp sentences

How to write sharper business content, even if you’re not a copywriter

Very often we write as we speak and, as a result, our written sentences are too long for people to digest quickly. This is especially true of reports, tenders and proposals. That’s not to say that sentences must always be short. There’s a school of thought that says business writing should comprise sentences of no more than seven words. Other people say 15 words max. That’s fine for direct mail, flyers, adverts, brochures and website copy. But when you’re explaining…

How to write sharper business content, even if you’re not a copywriter was last modified on August 28th, 2018 by Proof Communications Author
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Tender writing tips

Five Tips for Tender Writing Success

When it comes to writing a tender response, writing a proposal or pitching your business, it’s easy to fall into the trap of talking all about you. But when you put on your tender writer or proposal writer hat, your writing needs to be all about the client. Here are five tips to maximise your tender or proposal’s chance of success: 1. Follow their structure It’s important to follow the Request for Tender or Request for Proposal’s structure because then…

Five Tips for Tender Writing Success was last modified on June 25th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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Feed your website to keep it alive

Giving birth to a website is no mean feat. There are all the usual labour pains to contend with and arguments over what to name it. Some months later (and it’s often overdue), the actual delivery of your online brainchild is a rollercoaster of a time. But, at long last, you have a cute website you can call your very own. Job done. Or is it? Creating a website is one thing; keeping it alive is quite another. It’s easy…

Feed your website to keep it alive was last modified on February 28th, 2017 by Proof Communications Author
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