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My first proper 4sight – on blogging

You may know that I’m a member of 4Networking – well today I did my first “proper” 4sight, on 7 tips for blogging success. I’ve been meaning to do a 4sight for ages, but have never got round to it, partly through laziness, partly through nerves, mainly because I couldn’t think of anything that I …

Exciting times for The Proof Fairy!

It’s been a very exciting week here at Proof Fairy HQ. Firstly, on Monday I moved out of the corner of my dining room and into an office. I’m renting some desk space from the fab team at Colporteur and so far it’s gone really well. As well as having more space to work in …

Happy Christmas from the Proof Fairy!

I wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Just so you know – The Proof Fairy office will be officially closed from 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd December and will reopen for business on Thursday 6th January. I will be checking emails though, so if you have anything urgent …

Low cost web design

The last couple of months have seen me doing lots of exciting things with WordPress, so I thought it was time to explain a little of what I do. The first thing I need to say is that I am not actually a web designer. There are thousands of clever, talented, creative web designers out …

The Online Marketing Mix is live!

This week I’ve been working on a new and exciting project along with a friend and colleague, Jane van Velsen, and the finished product went live on Friday. It’s called The Online Marketing Mix and it’s a community blog that brings together experts from every area of online marketing. The aim of the blog is …

Make proofreading part of the process, not an afterthought!

I know I probably bang on about the importance of proofreading a little too much but it really should be a vital part of the process whenever you create marketing materials – and not just an afterthought. Time and time again I find evidence that proofreading after the event can be an expensive exercise! The …

Time for a Change!

One of the wonderful things about having your own business is that you don’t have to keep treading the same path and doing the same things. Businesses grow organically and being your own boss means you can respond to change really quickly. And that’s what’s been happening with The Proof Fairy. When I first started …

I’m a mover and a shaker!

I’ve recently been promoted within 4Networking and am now the Area Leader responsible for all four groups in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Times decided to include me in their “Movers and Shakers” business section. Here’s the website article

So who is this Proof Fairy anyway?

The Proof Fairy is the alter ego of me, Alison Neale, and I have always been fascinated by the written word. As a child I spent hours locked away in my bedroom, book in hand. English was  my favourite subject at school and I often wrote stories and articles, some of which were published in …