December, 2009

Separated by a common language, guest post by Roy Jacobsen

The first time I ended up on Elaine’s blog, I found myself giggling about her article “A few little words – why straplines matter.” I knew immediately from the context what she was talking about, but for this American reader, straplines are what show up on a woman’s sun-tanned shoulders. So straplines matter here, as well; just not for the same reasons.

England and America are indeed “separated by a common language.”

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Mind your language – setting your Word default to UK English

Making sure the language default in Word, or Pages if you’re a Mac user, is set for UK English isn’t about being patriotic.  It’s about writing for your audience. If I were writing for an American audience, I would expect to use American spellings.  So if you want to know how to eliminate those ‘z’s and other peculiar spellings.

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Hello. I'm Elaine, I'm a copywriter and this is my blog.

It's mostly about words and writing - things that inspire me, entertain me, and make me smile. Sometimes it's about things that horrify me so much I want to scream and shout!

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