Editing quiz

This quiz covers some of the less obvious ways we can improve our writing at the editing stage, as outlined in ‘Editing Made Easy’. The sentences are all grammatically correct, so please pick the ones you think are simpler or clearer. The clues are in the subheadings,...

Editing quiz – answers

Check your answers to the editing quiz. (The correct answers are shown in bold.) Use verbs instead of nouns, where possible. 1A      Using verbs instead of nouns is an important part of editing. 1B      The...

Stumbling blocks for report writers

Your particular pathway to working in local government may present some specific challenges when you start writing council reports. Here are some examples and potential solutions. 1.    Passionate people working in the community development space may...

How to develop a corporate policy

I hope you find this step-by-step process useful if you need to develop a corporate policy. I developed this process for an internal policy. If you are developing a public-facing policy you will need to add extra community engagement steps, and seek approval from...

Workshop notes

In this article I share a trick to help you with presentations, list some resources to help staff write quality reports, reflect on the value of getting the first draft done, and mention an excellent book for people developing workplace training These notes are all...