7 things to look out for when proofreading your manuscript

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Finished writing your book? Ready to get on with the tricky job of proofreading it? Great! But let me cut to the chase straight away. I would not recommend that you proofread your manuscript yourself. You see, you’re just too close to the content. You know what you wrote (or at least, what you think you . . . → Read More: 7 things to look out for when proofreading your manuscript

What impression is your website creating?

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I’ve been back in business for three weeks now and it’s been an interesting time. I’ve thrown myself into networking through 4N, I’ve had a few meetings with potential clients and I’m gradually getting into the swing of things. And I’ve also met new and interesting people … and have spotted an issue that could be costing . . . → Read More: What impression is your website creating?

The unexpected bonuses of writing a book

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Back in 2013 I wrote my book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD. I’d always wanted to write a book and it was really just my own blind ambition that led to it actually happening. What I wasn’t expecting was that writing a book would open a whole . . . → Read More: The unexpected bonuses of writing a book

The Proof Fairy is back in business!

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The Proof Fairy’s first rule of blogging – do it regularly. Don’t make your website look like a wasteland, with the occasional blog post every now and then, and gaping silent gaps in between. It doesn’t create a good impression of your business,it doesn’t do you any favours …..

And what happens on my own site? . . . → Read More: The Proof Fairy is back in business!

The Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

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Back in 2013 I published my first (and so far only) book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, about raising my lovely son Daniel, who has had a pretty challenging life. The book came about after many years of wanting to become an author, and a lot of frustration at proofreading . . . → Read More: The Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

Fake it till you make it .. Is it always a good idea?

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How often have you heard the phrase “Fake it till you make it” – particularly when it comes to business?Right from when you first start your business, even though you’re working in your dressing gown in a corner of the bedroom, even though you haven’t actually got any clients yet and the cat answers . . . → Read More: Fake it till you make it … Is it always a good idea?

7 Tips to Help You Become an Expert Blogger

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I’m a big fan of blogging, not least because it goes a long way in turning people into experts. And last Thursday that’s exactly what happened to me – for my status as an “expert blogger” gifted me a slot on Sky News!

There was a story running in the news about some ADHD research showing . . . → Read More: 7 Tips to Help You Become an Expert Blogger

For amazing people everywhere – what’s YOUR story?

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Today is International Women’s Day (and before anyone complains, yes there is an International Men’s Day too!). I’m not a huge fan of these “days” – they normally seem to be a bit of a waste of time – but reading about International Women’s Day got me thinking about all the great stories women have . . . → Read More: For amazing people everywhere – what’s YOUR story?

How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

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You may have heard that my book The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, which I self-published nearly three years ago, is being republished as an updated second edition by  the renowned Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Last Wednesday was a very exciting day for me, as I took collection of my complimentary author copies . . . → Read More: How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

How a Simple Typo Can Lose You The Girl - Or The Business

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll have various Google Alerts set up to let you know if someone on the internet mentions your business name or topics of interest. I have several of these and while they’re not always relevant, they do give me food for thought sometimes.

One of the alerts is . . . → Read More: How a Simple Typo Can Lose You The Girl – Or The Business