Seven ways to structure your advice

Seven ways to structure your advice

People who work in the local government sector are swimming in information, which is a heady mix of central government and consultants’ reports, scientific data, climate change forecasts, and public feedback. They need to wade through this sea of documents to write...
Three takeaways from a writing workshop

Three takeaways from a writing workshop

Over the past month I have been developing in-depth content for a writing workshop which will include a two-hour overview in the morning and three practical sessions in the afternoon. I have been focusing on making sure I have enough content to provide value for five...
How to summarise and report on submissions

How to summarise and report on submissions

I’m the first to admit that summarising submissions is not glamorous work … but it is an essential element of consultation. When submitters can see their views are included in the feedback to councillors, and that they are being taken seriously, they will have more...
How to use styles in Word documents

How to use styles in Word documents

Learning how to use styles in your Word documents gives you the power to design the look of your document — and avoid unpleasant surprises. I dislike Calibri font — there’s something mean about it, especially in the smaller point sizes. Give me a more generous...