More tricky words and how to use them in your writing

Ever since I wrote about commonly misused words, I’ve been seeing tricky words misused everywhere!  Here are my additions to the original list. Some of these tricky words were suggested to me and others have cropped up in a range of newspapers, online news sites, newsletters and social media. Many of these pairs of words … Continue reading More tricky words and how to use them in your writing

You’re not alone – nobody loves having their writing edited

We’ve all seen the spelling and grammar police at work on social media. They take delight in pointing out your ‘mistakes’, genuine or not. No wonder we don’t really love having our writing edited. In a social media post recently, a political organisation’s press release appeared with every ‘error’ circled in red (including some things … Continue reading You’re not alone – nobody loves having their writing edited

‘Our waste, our responsibility’: Federal Budget’s $250 million step up

I wrote this for Clean Up Australia after this year’s Budget announcement. Last Tuesday’s Budget, although short on environmental measures, included some good news – an extra $250 million to update Australia’s recycling infrastructure.  Clean energy and recycling were listed as one of six priority areas for manufacturing in the next 10 years. Treasurer Josh … Continue reading ‘Our waste, our responsibility’: Federal Budget’s $250 million step up

To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympics, just train like crazy and then try your heart out. Oh, and make sure no pandemics shatter your plans

I interviewed Ella Jones, Paralympic contender, in 2019. Now the games are postponed to 2021. Ella Jones’s selection to represent Australia at the World Para-swimming Championships after only three years as a swimmer is evidence of her extraordinary persistence. The 18-year-old has never let conforming – or her disability – get in the way of … Continue reading To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympics, just train like crazy and then try your heart out. Oh, and make sure no pandemics shatter your plans