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My work experience at On Point Copywriting in Stokes Croft – by Joel Williams

As part of my psychology course at UWE (University of the West of England) I was required to do a couple of days work experience for one of my modules. Unlike most of my course mates, I was more interested in consumer psychology and its application to marketing. So I decided to seek some real-world [...]

By |March 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Competition time – October 2017

We have a fabulous prize to give away this month, courtesy of national charity, the Stroke Association. On Saturday 28 October they are running Supercar Saturday -  a track day at the Castle Coombe Circuit near Chippenham, Wiltshire. There’ll be a fleet of gorgeous cars from old classics to modern supercars. We have a package [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

On Point news

Victoria joining the team as part-time office manager We are delighted to announce a new team member at On Point Copywriting, as Victoria Bendon joins us in a part-time role as office manager. Victoria will be contributing to the team in variety of ways. These will be with the aims of allowing us to continue [...]

By |October 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Competition time – August 2017

Competition now closed - August 2017 It may be On Point’s birthday, but it is you that has the chance to win a gift. This month we are giving away one prize to one lucky winner. So, are you sweet or savoury? If you win, you have the choice of either a posh condiment set [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Interesting words – Covfefe

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump shocked us, yet again, with one of his tweets. But rather than indulging in his apparent preferred pastime of offending or firing someone, it was his (mis)use of the English language that attracted attention. He tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”. Naturally, no one had a clue what he [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|1 Comment

What is copy-editing and do you need a copy-editor?

Have a look at this sentence and see what you think: “When their is no food left, your going too be hungry.” Notice any mistakes? To many people, this is an unpublishable sentence due to the amount of errors it contains. You don’t want to hurt your business’s sterling reputation simply due to a few [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Competition time – July 2017

Competition now closed - July 2017 What bizarre 'word' did Donald Trump use on Twitter that immediately grabbed the world’s attention? Tip: You can find the answer in our article about interesting words. There is room for two winners this month – and each winner will receive a box of sweet-shop themed chocolates! The winners [...]

By |July 4th, 2017|0 Comments

The differences between to, too and two

To, too and two. What do these three words have in common? Answer: They are homophones – meaning that, although sounding the same, they have different meanings, origins or spellings. These common words are sometimes confused with each other. To clear things up so mistakes aren’t made too often, we’ve written a two-minute guide to [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Writer’s block – What causes it and how do you deal with it?

What is writer’s block? Do you need to have that article written by 5pm today? Do you need to hit that precise word count but you’re still several sentences short? Has your writing come to a complete standstill? We all get a mental block from time to time – and this imaginative barrier can be [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

Should you use numerals or letters?

A question we are often asked is, 'Should numbers be spelt out or written numerically?' Different organisations have different takes on this, and perhaps the most important thing is to be consistent. Many publishers produce style guides to inform their writers of an approach to take; On Point Copywriting has adopted The Economist Style Guide. [...]

By |March 17th, 2017|0 Comments