Hey, you. Yes, you – the internal comms writer with that sullen look on your face because the guys in the business don’t respect your expertise. Were these headlines yours? (more…)
Archive for February, 2011
As many a writer will tell you, words and music are very similar. Here’s what learning the flute has taught me about being a writer. (more…)
JUDGE: The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant?
DEFENDANT: No, sir, I’m the guy who stole the chickens.
Want to know the one big reason so many corporate types are resistant to the idea of writing like a human being?
They’re terrified of getting into trouble with the Legal department. (more…)
So you think English is the international language of business, do you?
Well, I beg to differ: the language I hear most often in the workplace is mediaeval Latin. (more…)
A reader recently sent me a wonderful piece of corporate babble. Here are some highlights, anonymised to protect the illiterate and rubricated for your reading pleasure. (more…)