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Long briefs, short briefs: What’s your favourite?

Writing a brief The Oxford online dictionary defines brief as being “concise in expression;using few words” (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/brief). I interpret this, in relation to writing briefs, as meaning that the brief should contain the relevant information for a project, or writing … Continue reading

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‘Altered due to…’ – moving forward

Not long back I wrote a post about how writer’s may feel when facing a heavily edited document. Since then I have spoken to writer, whose work I was working on, and they admitted that at first they were taken … Continue reading

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Altered due to …

I’ve just begun work on a new project as a reviewer (or content editor) and editor. This project is, shall we say, a challenge: it’s already up and running (being taught) and is a fickle beast (as many projects are), … Continue reading

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Mission impossible?

I was recently asked to produce sample material for an EFL coursebook aimed at the following: the primary markets: the Middle East, Turkey and the UK (already quite a diverse mix); the secondary markets: Korea (presumably South), Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, Hong … Continue reading

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Starting a new Scope and Sequence: part 1

I always relish the challenge of writing a new scope and sequence. Then I start doing it and remember how complex the process is; the many and varied points that have to be considered, the aspirations of the stakeholders, the desired language … Continue reading

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The (not) writing process

Sometimes I find it really difficult to light that spark which gets my imagination going. I go on walks, work on the garden, do some baking, do anything, other than write, that allows me to find the right place in my … Continue reading

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First impressions

I was very unsure what my current secondment would entail and over the past few months I have learnt a lot about the publishing process. Until May I was unaware that materials went through a development editing stage, before a contents … Continue reading

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Editing 1st proofs

I started work on editing the 1st proofs for one of the levels this week. It’s good to see the material as it will finally appear, give or take a few adjustments, particularly after looking at word documents with no … Continue reading

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