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Proofreading checklist — This list summarises the key things I pick up in local government reports. I have also included a longer section about lists, and provided links to two really valuable online resources.
Speed up your writing process— This summary shares my step by step processes for both writing a document using multiple sources of information and writing a document based on my own information.
Eight Step Process: Writing an Executive Summary Writing an executive summary? Here's a step by step process for writing a quality summary, giving the gift of time to people who need to understand the key points about your plan or strategy.
Why councils need to be storytellers— It might be hard to give yourself permission to think about your infrastructure strategies, financial strategies, long term plans and other documents as stories … but there’s real value in taking this risk.
How to avoid boring your audience— Have you ever needed to introduce a report to your councillors, and struggled to give that summary in a concise, compelling way? I sure have. Sometimes it’s really hard to get inside the content and wrestle it into the shape of a story.