What we’ve been up to: 1st June 2012

It's been a mad week this week at Red Robot Media! We're getting ahead of our workload before we take a short break, and both Mathew and I are rounding off as many projects as we can so we have time to relax and unwind.Claire's work this weekBloggingI've been doing my usual round of IT, gadget and cloud blogs and reviews this week, as well as taking on a few of Mathew's regular blogs to give him time for his training course. I'm doubling up on some assignm

What we’ve been up to: 18 May 2012

After a fairly mellow start to May it seems we're right back in the thick of it with plenty of copywriting and technical writing work on the horizon. This is our favourite place to be! Copywriting and WordPress work this week I've been writing some web content for Emma at Chatoyancy, a development company based in Bristol. In addition, I've been setting up a new WordPress site for 14Hive, a Sharepoint consultancy. The work for 14Hive will almost certainly

Copywriters: need some linguistic inspiration?

Copywriters are always searching for the perfect word or phrase to describe a concept or sell a product. Sometimes the perfect words are difficult to come by. If you've ever needed a word to describe 'a face badly in need of a fist', 'a beautiful girl viewed from behind' or 'the itchiness that overcomes the upper lip just before taking a sip of whiskey', you're in luck. Copywriters should take inspiration from this excellent blog post: 25 Handy Words That

Please email us about freelance copywriting this week

I blogged last week about connecting to fibre broadband (particularly the woeful lack of information we got from various suppliers). Eventually we plumped for BT Infinity, but unfortunately our connection couldn't be completed on Friday and we are now in limbo. We have plenty of freelance copywriting and WordPress work to get on with, but it's a little tricky without a fixed internet connection. This week, you may struggle to contact us by telephone; our

Punctuation in website copywriting

Website copywriting is a tricky skill to master, and it's not just about words, tone and composition. Punctuation can have a big impact on the credibility of your content marketing - or your entire website. For example, look at this banner from a well-known SEO website. Do you think this looks professional? As a website copywriter, the punctuation above contains two elements I actively avoid. One exclamation mark is bad enough: three is really pushing
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