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“Playing with words. That sounds like a nice, easy pastime,” I hear you say. But the lessons haven’t always been easy. I’ve received many tongue lashings from pedants who have taken umbrage at my grammar mistakes, and I have made a few during my time as a writer. But I like to think I learn from my mistakes and, after 15 years as a professional magazine subeditor in Australia, I think it’s time to share what I’ve learned.

To find out more about me and my work, please visit

If you don’t agree with me or if you think I’m mistaken about something, don’t be shy, leave a comment, let me know. How else can I learn or deepen my knowledge?

And if you’d like me to write a post on anything in particular, please email


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