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More tips on writing annual reports

More tips on writing annual reports

Here are five more tips on writing annual reports plus a reminder about getting the tone right.

In my last blog I offered you six practical tips on writing annual reports. And I reminded you of the importance of consistency throughout.

Here are the remaining tips

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Tips on writing and managing an annual report

Tips on writing and managing an annual report

If you are a writer, editor, project manager or you drew the short straw this year to manage the annual report then you are probably up to your neck right now writing, producing or monitoring one.

The following six tips and reminder are based on my experience with annual report production and there is bound to be something relevant to your role in this year’s annual report. In my next blog I will publish more annual report tips

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How many exclamation marks should I use?

How many exclamation marks should I use?

In a Zits comic strip Jeremy receives a message from Sara: ‘Hi!!!’ He tells his mother that he won’t be going out because Sara is really tired. When his mother asks how he knows she is tired he replies: ‘She’s down to three exclamation points.’

So how many exclamation marks should I use in my writing?

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How to overcome writer’s block

How to overcome writer’s block

I sat down at my desk this morning and immediately got up to get a coffee. Then I remembered I wanted to remind Mary about the BBQ for the kids on Saturday afternoon so I went over to her desk and talked to her. Then I realised I was due to go to the dentist and I called him to make an appointment. Then I realised I was suffering from writer’s block, I was avoiding writing. You may have had this happen to you as well.

I just didn’t have the impetus to create and I couldn’t put pen to paper; actually I just couldn’t use the keyboard.

Then I remembered some advice I was given many years ago about how to overcome writer’s block.

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Welcome to the indis online style guide

Welcome to the indis online style guide

Welcome to indis the indispensable online style guide for writers. Have you ever been to a training course on writing and communicating and wondered how you would remember everything you'd just been told? You had the manual tucked under your arm to take back to the...

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With three clicks, Indis provides me with a plain English style guide that answers all my questions.

Lisa

Business Writer