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Copywriters: need some linguistic inspiration?

May 15th, 2012
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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 Simply Don’t Exist in English. Thanks to our favourite stationery store Present And Correct for alerting us to this post via their Twitter.

PS. One of our clients, LoveTEFL, are experts in teaching English. In fact, they are currently recruiting wannabe teachers who are taking their first steps towards teaching English overseas. If this post caught your eye and you have a love of language and travel, their free […]

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Project work: April round-up

April 4th, 2012
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After a busy period in March, Mathew and I took the opportunity to have some time off before launching into a few new projects. We went to Edinburgh for a few days and had a fantastic time, mostly thanks to the staff at Bramble, the best cocktail bar in the city.

We’re in the process of formulating the content for a new, improved website, and we’ll be writing up some case studies when the time comes. In the meantime, here’s a quick rundown of some projects we’ve recently completed.

  • Our current project is a large SEO web content writing assignment for Ordnance Survey. If the blog seems a little quiet at the moment, that’s because we’re beavering away on two Ordnance Survey websites, providing consultancy and writing services to improve the site SEO and tighten up the content. We’re hoping to complete the first […]
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Reviews: TEFL Express course from Groupon

August 18th, 2011

TECFGMathew and I work as technical authors in Leeds. We’ve been thinking about picking up a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualification for a while now, in case we ever want a career change.

The TEFL Express course from Groupon looked promising.

Full TEFL courses take quite a long time to obtain (and are quite expensive), so I was excited to see this offer from Groupon for the TEFL Express course at 82% off RRP.

TEFL Express course from Groupon

However, it is a cut-down, online-only version of the real course, and reports are mixed.

Has anyone else tried TEFL Express?

What did you think of it?

Let us know in the comments.


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