I’ve got stuff to say. I’m a writer, duh.
So, here’s the gospel according to Shelly!
Well, that’s not how you want to stand out! Let’s talk about your CV. Résumé. Whatever you call it. It’s the thing you rely on to show a prospective employer that you’re shit hot. It needs to yell, I’M THE ONE FOR YOU!! It’s often your first chance to...read more
Being wordy is only good if you’re a dictionary. If there’s one thing we know about text, it’s that messages get weaker as the word count grows. But, flick our writer switch, and what happens? The more concerned we are with getting our point across, the more words...read more
OK, so you’ve taken care of your up-front framing, and you’ve started to drill down to the clarity you need to write an amazing, fit-for-purpose document that’s gonna help you take over the universe. But now you’ve got to the real guts of it: what do you actually...read more
In my trainings, structure is one of the most common things participants say they want help with. They hope I’m going to give them a standard report structure. *snort* That’s like unicorn farts – would probably be really lovely but there’s no such thing. Sorry bout...read more
People are always asking me for templates. Have you got a report template, Shelly? A business case template, Shelly? A template that will save all the woes of the world, Shelly? I’ll spare you the clichés about length of string and teaching men how to fish: I DON’T DO...read more
So I’m guessing you’re here because either you LOVE plain language and want to convince someone at work that it’s worth investing in, or you’ve heard about this plain language thing but you’re not yet sure you buy into it Either way, I can help you out. So let’s dive...read more