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The title of this article contains a bit of an untruth – every punctuation rule is an important one. Punctuation allows for the creation of clear, concise and compelling writing, which is the key to a successful piece of copy. Without punctuation, we couldn’t separate the independent from the … [Read more...] about The Most Important Punctuation Rules
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Writing is hard. Sometimes, writing is almost impossible. It can be frustrating and nerve-racking and downright scary. A solitary pursuit, writing often equates to long hours in front of a computer screen, pounding on the keys, critiquing and criticising yourself as you go. So, why not give … [Read more...] about The Best Ever Tools for Writers
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Tackling commercial life as a copywriter can be confronting, particularly if you are more comfortable with creative writing pursuits, with perfect pieces of prose penned just for you. There are a few invaluable pieces of advice that I have been lucky enough to come across during the last few … [Read more...] about Six Home Truths about Commercial Copywriting
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