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Welcome to the On Point Copywriting blog, where we share writing and marketing tips as well as our company news.

The pen is mightier than the sword they say. And while the writing implement of choice in the 21st century is the keyboard, we like to think this still rings true.

Our blog is designed to empower you with advice on how best to harness language to drive your business forward. We share observations from our day-to-day work writing and editing, as well as helpful “How-to’s” and other specific guidance. And if we have something to shout about here at On Point, then this blog is our metaphorical rooftop from which we shall do it.

If you ever have a writing question you’d like answered, or a topic you would like covered, please let us know and we will add it to our content calendar.

when to use a semicolon
Posted on November 25, 2019

When to use a semicolon

Correct punctuation enhances the reading experience by providing clarity and setting flow. Poor punctuation on the other hand, confuses meaning, jars and may well reduce…

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Posted on November 25, 2019

When to use a semicolon

Correct punctuation enhances the reading experience by providing clarity and setting flow. Poor punctuation on the other hand, confuses meaning, jars and may well reduce…

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ambiguous words
Posted on September 21, 2019

Beware ambiguous words

In the office recently we were discussing the use of ambiguous words, in particular the phrase ‘bi-monthly’. ‘Bi-’ clearly means two, but did the author…

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Posted on September 21, 2019

Beware ambiguous words

In the office recently we were discussing the use of ambiguous words, in particular the phrase ‘bi-monthly’. ‘Bi-’ clearly means two, but did the author…

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Article flow
Posted on July 16, 2019

Article flow: How to get the pace of your blog articles right

One of the points on my checklist when editing an article, blog or email is getting the pace of it right. I’m talking about the…

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Posted on July 16, 2019

Article flow: How to get the pace of your blog articles right

One of the points on my checklist when editing an article, blog or email is getting the pace of it right. I’m talking about the…

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blog writing services
Posted on July 16, 2019

Handy tip: Two troublesome plurals

I was recently editing a blog for a client, when I found myself having to look up not one but two spellings for the plural…

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Posted on July 16, 2019

Handy tip: Two troublesome plurals

I was recently editing a blog for a client, when I found myself having to look up not one but two spellings for the plural…

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Posted on December 20, 2018

On Point handy tip: to ise or ize?

‘ise’ or ‘ize’? When it comes to writing, one of the best habits to have is consistency. But even more important than that, is accuracy…

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Posted on December 20, 2018

On Point handy tip: to ise or ize?

‘ise’ or ‘ize’? When it comes to writing, one of the best habits to have is consistency. But even more important than that, is accuracy…

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Glasses on book
Posted on November 11, 2018

Handy tip: Is your writing idiom-proof?

Why we use idioms in writing When a boxer is taking too much punishment in the ring, their trainer is likely to admit defeat and…

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Posted on November 11, 2018

Handy tip: Is your writing idiom-proof?

Why we use idioms in writing When a boxer is taking too much punishment in the ring, their trainer is likely to admit defeat and…

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Posted on November 11, 2018

How buyer personas can make your copywriting super targeted

Buyer personas for copywriting. Buyer personas are a brilliant tool to help you focus your writing on your target audience. We use them in a…

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Posted on November 11, 2018

How buyer personas can make your copywriting super targeted

Buyer personas for copywriting. Buyer personas are a brilliant tool to help you focus your writing on your target audience. We use them in a…

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Posted on July 30, 2018

How to write well by being consistent

Writing is rarely black and white. Writing rules that is, not the words on a page. Different countries have variations on spelling, one organisation varies…

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Posted on July 30, 2018

How to write well by being consistent

Writing is rarely black and white. Writing rules that is, not the words on a page. Different countries have variations on spelling, one organisation varies…

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Posted on July 4, 2018

How to write short sentences

One of the most common actions we take when editing for clients is shortening sentences. It can be really tempting to do a complete brain…

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Posted on July 4, 2018

How to write short sentences

One of the most common actions we take when editing for clients is shortening sentences. It can be really tempting to do a complete brain…

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Posted on April 1, 2018

When should you use a hyphen?

“If you take hyphens too seriously, you will surely go mad.”  (Oxford University Press style manual). When should you use a hyphen? Most often, hyphens…

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Posted on April 1, 2018

When should you use a hyphen?

“If you take hyphens too seriously, you will surely go mad.”  (Oxford University Press style manual). When should you use a hyphen? Most often, hyphens…

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