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Pavement Pedantry: programme vs. program

Pavement Pedantry: programme vs. program

Get with the programme people…

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Firelight: a roaring success

Firelight: a roaring success

Snaps of our first ever Firelight…

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Pavement pedantry: each other’s or each others’?

Pavement pedantry: each other's or each others'?

Did you scratch each others’ eyes out, or scratch each other’s eyes out? Hard to see the difference? Well it would be with no eyes…

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5 things I learnt at West England Design Forum

5 things I learnt at West England Design Forum

Wanna find out Why Words Matter? So did I. Turns out there’s all sorts of reasons…

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Firelight: look who’s talking

Firelight: look who's talking

Discover who’ll be telling their tales at our inaugural Firelight event…

 

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The Danish art of enjoying work

The Danish art of enjoying work

How can we all channel a bit more arbejdsglæd into our working days?

 

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Pavement pedantry: passed or past?

Pavement pedantry: passed or past?

Remember how you passed the time? In the past? Or was it that you past the time? We doubt it. Commonly confused but very different, what’s the deal with passed and past?

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Four revealing content tips

Four revealing content tips

We uncover hidden content tips from a Stranger magazine interview with burlesque queen Immodesty Blaize.

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Internal comms: don’t ask me

As a CEO of a business, there’s a fine line between open and egotistical. So where’s the balance?

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League of Strangers

League of Strangers

Based in or around Falmouth? Working from home and bouncing off the walls? Join our League of Strangers.

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Firelight: Smoke and true stories on 15 September

Firelight: Smoke and true stories on 15 September

Come join us on Thursday 15 September for Firelight, an evening of real-life stories and flickering flames…

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Pavement pedantry: fewer vs. less

Pavement pedantry: fewer vs. less

An unexpected item is in the bagging area – and it’s the word ‘less’.

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Pavement pedantry: normalcy vs. normality

Pavement pedantry: normalcy vs. normality

In this case of British vs. American usage, there actually are two ways about it. But what’s our verdict?

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Have some character

Have some character

Stage. Screen. Supermarket shelf? Is brand character the next big thing in audience connection and how do we make it stack up?

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Pavement pedantry: your vs. you’re

Pavement pedantry: your vs. you're

Your or you’re? Got it right? You’re sure?

 

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Training just got tastier

Training just got tastier

What did people enjoy most on our Dynamic Digital Writing course? Apart from the food, coffee and musical performances of course.

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Pavement pedantry: buffaloed?

Pavement pedantry: buffaloed?

This week we’ve decided to lighten the gloom with a little homonym wordplay…

 

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Feminism through making

Feminism through making

Feminism. Craft. Art. Local artist Amy Isles Freeman combines all these in her practice – but how?

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Pavement pedantry: practising what we preach

Stranger Collective pavement pedantry

We might be swimming in Americanisms but one realm of our Brexicon remains yank free. Enter the ever confusing practice and practise

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Six steps to the perfect bake: content that can trigger change

Six steps to the perfect bake: content that can trigger change

Valuable, useable, relevant content can do amazing things. But what’s the secret recipe?

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Coming soon: Firelight

Coming soon: Firelight

There’s something about flickering light and splitting wood that demands a good story. Welcome to Firelight.

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Pavement pedantry: nailing our colours to the mast

Pavement pedantry: nailing our colours to the mast

Brexit schmexit…

 

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Pavement pedantry: elicit or illicit?

Pavement pedantry: elicit or illicit?

In the case of elicit and illicit, two little letters make a whole lotta difference. Cue pavement pedantry.

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Pavement pedantry: collective nouns – singular or plural?

Pavement pedantry: collective nouns – singular or plural?

Is a team one or many? Should staff be it or they? Pavement pedantry takes on collective nouns. Prepare for some brainache…

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Welcome to training, Stranger style

Welcome to training, Stranger style

Introducing our series of killer writing courses to help master your words and conquer your content….

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Pavement pedantry: affect or effect?

Pavement pedantry: affect or effect?

Affect or effect? Get it wrong and the effect can be pretty affecting. So what’s right?

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Content, your new travel agent

Content, your new travel agent

The way we plan our trips has changed, and content is guiding the way…

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Pavement pedantry: specific not pacific

Pavement pedantry: specific not pacific

Using pacific instead of specific. It makes us shudder when we hear it. But does metathesis mean specific’s days are numbered?

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Word Up: Howies

Word Up: Howies

Like a copy autopsy, we uncover the techniques that make great copy happen. First up, Howies.

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Pavement pedantry: its not it’s

Pavement pedantry: its not it's

Its. It’s been the elephant in the room over the last month. So now we’re tackling it head on. Its. Its time has come.

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