Good English urged on Hunts firms

WRITE accurately and succeed in business. This is the message of a seminar to be held in Huntingdon on Friday.

Experts presenting at the Huntingdonshire Business Network event will argue that accurate use of language to deliver sales and marketing messages helps companies stand apart from less literate competitors.

The lunchtime workshop, at the Indoor Bowls Club in St Peter’s Road, will hear from HBN stalwart Chris Thomas and children’s author Ruth Ekblom.

Dr Thomas regularly translates copy for overseas clients, adapting it to a UK readership. His company has edited and published 6 books to date for local authors. Chris blogs and tweets regularly. His current passion is readability, he says.

Ruth’s eagle eye can detect errors where others fail. Grammar, spelling and punctuation are her delight, and she will offer some tips on common errors to avoid.

INFORMATION: Better Copy Makes Your Business Better is at Huntingdon Bowls Club on Friday December 3, beginning at 12:30. It costs �5 for members, �10 non-members, at the door. Further information from Ruth at

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