Writing Mistakes:

    How to change a news story’s angle to suit your audience

    Posted on December 3, 2020

    Something we have plenty of experience in here at Engage Web is finding relevant news stories for our clients’ industries. The process usually starts by visiting sources we know to be reliable and searching Google News for (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What is a sentence fragment?

    Posted on November 16, 2020

    Something we come across occasionally while editing copy at Engage Web is a sentence that begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop, but it doesn’t quite function as a sentence. Usually, this is because it’s what we refer to as a (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What’s the difference between features and benefits?

    Posted on October 9, 2020

    It’s often said than in sales, a sure sign of a rookie marketer is that all they talk about is what their product is and what it does. They’ll tell us (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    What to do if you keep making the same typo

    Posted on April 23, 2020

    Do you have a certain word or phrase that you always mistype? It’s easy enough to go back and correct it of course, but it’s still annoying, isn’t it? You’d rather not get that red squiggly line from Microsoft Word to immediately point out to you that you’ve gone and done it again.

    Personally, I always mistype (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Three mistakes a spellcheck won’t help you with

    Posted on November 18, 2019

    Before publishing any writing, or submitting it to somebody for consideration, it’s important to run a spellcheck on it. Microsoft Word will help you by underlining possible errors as you type, but it doesn’t always do this “dynamically”. This means that if you paste text into it from elsewhere, it might not pick up on a problem until (more…)

    Posted by John Murray

    Trump supporters found to have worst English skills

    Posted on October 27, 2015

    In a recent study of US presidential candidates, Republican supporters have been found to have worse grammar and spelling than Democrat supporters, with Donald Trump’s supporters making the most errors on (more…)

    Posted by Jenny C

    Grammar is important on dating sites

    Posted on October 13, 2015

    According to an article from The Wall Street Journal, the correct use of grammar is a sought-after quality on online dating sites, with it coming second only to personal hygiene.

    This observation comes from a survey by (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Tottenham apologises to Wayne Gretzky for spelling his name wrong

    Posted on October 7, 2015

    Tottenham Hotspur football club has apologised to former ice hockey player Wayne Gretzky after giving him a team shirt with his name spelled incorrectly.

    Gretzky, who is the (more…)

    Posted by Jenny C
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