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Developing your writing skills

Posted on 21 July, 2016 at 0:50

Most of us write on a daily basis. We write things like emails, business documents about process, technical data and we even write for inter and intranet. But most of us aren’t paid just to write or write as a profession, so we don’t know all the tricks of the trade.


When you write if your message isn’t targeted well or set in a language style that your reader understands you are wasting both your own and your readers time. You are possibly also losing customers, money and the interest of staff.


If you write in your business or organisation but have had no formal training in business writing and communications, you can consider to:

• Keep the status quo and hope you are reaching your readers

• Upskill either formally or through self-help options

• Employ professional business writers.


If you want to upskill there are many options. You can even get help through YouTube. Who would have thought. There are also a lot of groups that you can join particularly in the larger cities. Plus, there’s always the internet. Here you can find the like of style guides.


My preference is to look at more formal options or to pay for professional services.


If you are in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch you can get formal training from a number of well-known providers. Some, like Write NZ will both write and provide training. You can also search writefind which is a list of writers throughout New Zealand. Be aware though that this list is made up of people who simply pay an annual fee to be on the list.


Works 4 You can also help and we’d relish the chance to talk with you about your needs.


Whatever you do decide will make you more competitive in a global environment and be worth the time, effort and any cost.



 

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