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That Was 2015, That Was

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Happy New Year, everyone.

Well, 2015 is over and (apart from the last part) it was a pretty good year for me. I finished 2014 with business gradually increasing, after several months of finding it difficult to get the business …

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4Sight and 4seeing

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I recently took a step into the unknown by doing a 4Sight spot at 4Networking. For those of you unfamiliar with the 4N set-up, the 4Sight is a twenty-minute slot in each meeting in which a member – either a …

Language

Divided by a Common Language

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I mention on my home page that I can write in the various global forms of English, but in practice all of my clients so far have required the familiar UK version of the language. Until last week, when I …

Software

Review of Windows 10

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So there I was on the 29th July, waiting for the much-heralded download of my free Windows 10, expecting to either love it or loathe it, and… nothing happened. It seemed that, instead of the blanket release on that date …

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For the last week or two, I’ve been having one of those times when everyone needs their job finished urgently. When one of my regular clients apologised for asking for an urgent completion when I was so busy, my instinctive …

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Sooner or later, I suppose, we all run into “that” client – the one who leaves your invoice unpaid and ignores your calls and emails. There are precautions, of course, that can reduce the risk of taking on an unreliable …

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To 10 or not to 10? That is the question.

Like many of you, I imagine, I’ve been offered a free upgrade to Windows 10, and I’ve been trying to weigh up the pros and cons of accepting. I’m not …

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As you’ll know if you read my newsletters, I’m committed to business networking and attend as many events as I can manage. Or maybe you know because you’ve met me at the events.

There are many guides out there explaining …

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I’m writing this on election day. By the time you read it, we’ll probably know who’s going to be running the country for the next five years – or not, if there’s horse-trading to be done – but at the …

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If you’re reading this, it’s a fair bet that you can write as well. Writing, though, isn’t necessarily the same as writing well. Like any skill, it has to be learnt, practiced and improved, but I have a few simple …

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With the end of the tax year coming up, maybe it’s occurred to you to wonder why it falls on such a strange date. It actually all goes back to 1752. Or maybe to 1582. Or even to 46 BC.…

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From time to time over the past year, people who know I’m a copywriter have asked for help copyrighting something they’re thinking of publishing. I’m happy to give whatever advice I can, of course, but I have to explain that, …