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Annual Reports: How to avoid mistakes

As an annual report proofreader, I see similar mistakes over and over. Yet, typos are rare. In a 150 page document, with about 50 very dense, copy-heavy pages, I usually find only a handful of spelling mistakes. What’s more common is inconsistency in how phrases, titles and financial terms are presented. This is usually due to different writers’ input into the report. Non-financial sections are mostly written by the corporate communications team, and financial statements by the accounting team. As…

Annual Reports: How to avoid mistakes was last modified on September 6th, 2016 by Proof Communications Author
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Words winning new business

How a four letter word could win you new business

When it comes to writing B2B business development documents, it’s natural to write about your business. What happens though is that your documents end up being all about you, not about what your readers – your prospective clients – will gain by working with you. One easy way round this is to use the words ‘your’ as well as ‘you’. Such everyday words are very powerful. They personalise your writing and speak directly to your reader, making the document about…

How a four letter word could win you new business was last modified on August 30th, 2016 by Proof Communications Author
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Annual Report Mistakes

7 ways to avoid annual report writing mistakes

Around the start of a new financial year, the team at Proof Communications is asked to proofread annual reports and it’s always interesting to see how few typos we find. In a typical 150-page annual report, we usually find only a handful of spelling mistakes, even in the 50 pages or so of very dense, copy-heavy financial statements. What’s more usual is inconsistency in how phrases, titles or financial terms are presented. This is down to different writers’ input into…

7 ways to avoid annual report writing mistakes was last modified on July 19th, 2016 by Proof Communications Editor
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