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10 Freelancing Tips Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Freelancing is an exciting and rewarding way to make a living, combining freedom and flexibility with variety and the inspiration that comes from working with multiple clients.
Can you spot an Adrian Mole quote? Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Sue Townsend wrote that Adrian Mole series that sold over 20 million copies. But can you sport a real Adrian Mole quote from a fake?
Slang and Acronyms Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
How much do you understand? Do you live in a McMansion? Are you SMEXI? And if you are, does everyone think so or is it MOO?
Common Misspellings Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Can you spell? To be a proofreader you will need to spot mistakes and misspellings. Test your knowledge here...
The best food books of 2013 Julian Woodfield : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
This Christmas autobiographies by Jennifer Saunders, Harry Redknapp and Mo Farah jostle for attention on the bookshelves alongside Morrissey and some brilliant fiction from Edith Pearlman and Eleanor Catton so there is no shortage of goodies waiting for you to read or give.
Office Jargon Julian Woodfield : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Here is a brief compendium of office jargon. Run a few of these up the flagpole and you may be regarded as the big cheese in the office. Or you may not.
Collective nouns are great Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
What do you call them when there's more than one. Well it depends, but here is our choice of Collective Nouns
20 Ways to Overcome Writer's Block Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Writer's Block can strike at any time, whether you are a seasoned journalist or an aspiring writer. Here are 20 tips to help you overcome Writer's Block
60 Seconds Online Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
60 seconds isn't a long time - unless you are looking at all the online activity taking place....
How to use Apostrophes Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Apostrophes are one of the most common grammar mistakes. However used correctly, it clarifies meaning at a glance, so here are some rules to help you put your apostrophes in the right place.
Mistakes, mistakes, mistakes Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
No one wants to make mistakes but if you are going to, try not to make mistakes like these.
How to Write Better Headlines Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Writing a good headline will automatically increase the number of people who read your article whether you are writing news stories, features or sales material.
10 Essential Proofreading Checks Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Proofreading is a skill that can be learnt. These 10 essential tips will help you spot any mistakes before anyone else does.
The History of Valentine's Day Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Everyone knows that today Valentine's Day is about roses, cards and meals out. But what were its origins?
Filming Interviews Muz Malik : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Recording interviews is an art. However there are a few basic tips and tricks that will allow you to capture good footage every time.
Best Selling Books of 2012 Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Everyone wants to write a best seller. 2012 was the year of EL James, selling over 10m copies of her Fifty Shades Trilogy.
The Dangers of Translation Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
We took our favourite poem and asked Google Translate to help us. The results are... well see for yourself and then try it yourself.
Movie Trivia Julian Woodfield : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Become a cinematic know-it-all. Here are a collection of movie facts that we thought you might find interesting
There should be a word for that! Julian Woodfield : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Ya aburnee (Arabic): You bury me. Its a declaration of ones hope that theyll die before another person, because of how difficult it would be to live without them.
The Best Films Ever Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
What is your favourite film? It's a question that's easy to ask, but hard to answer. But here are our choices...
What is Journalism? Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
How would you define journalism? Here are some facts and lots of other peoples opinions...
Top 10 Interviewing Tips Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Does the idea of interviewing someone phase you completely? Here are our top ten tips to make the process easier.
35 Commonly Misused Words Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
Effect or Affect? Anti or Ante? And does practice or practise make perfect. Check your knowledge with 35 of the most commonly misuse words.
WORDS, WORDS, WORDS Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
A word is defined as a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation, that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.
6 Tweet Tips! Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
If you are tweeting for work not just for fun, how do you make people interested?
Olympic-sized Media Operation Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
The London Olympic Games is the UK's biggest exercise in organisation, project management, branding and promotion in the last 30 years.
What the Charles Dickens? Ailsa Williams : TIPS/TRICKS/TUTORIALS
To celebrate the bicentenary of Victorian England's most famous author we have put together some facts and trivia about the man himself.