Archive for the 'Writing tips' Category

Why use a professional translator?

Posted on August 21st, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Recent news, Writing tips

You have a finalised, polished text to share with your readers – and it needs to be available in more than one language. You.. Read more

Kutheni kumele usebenzise umguquli oqeqeshiweyo nje?

Posted on August 21st, 2017 · Posted in Articles in isiXhosa, Dialogos, Recent news, Writing tips

Unombhalo ophucukileyo, ogqibeleleyo ongabelana ngawo nabafundi bakho … kwaye kufuneka ubekho ngeelwimi ezininzi. Ungacela ugxa wakho olwimi-mbini ukuba awuguqule (yibamb’ apho), okanye ungacela umguquli.. Read more

Capitalisation of titles and proper names in Afrikaans and English: How does it work?

Posted on June 12th, 2017 · Posted in Dialogos, Our languages, Writing tips

Often people are unsure about the capitalisation of titles in Afrikaans and English. Should it be Prof De Villiers or prof De Villiers? An.. Read more

“If raw milk does not agree with your baby, boil it.”

Posted on November 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Writing tips

Is it just me, or is there something odd  about this sentence? One of our most important jobs when we write is to convey.. Read more

Writing tip: Getting active

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Writing tips

Standing workstations, ten-minute office workouts, activity trackers, going on foot to reduce our carbon footprint…all of these initiatives help us to be more active… Read more

Writing tip: Get your headings to speak for themselves

Posted on February 23rd, 2015 · Posted in Writing tips

Headings reveal the structure of a document to a reader. They help readers find information and to understand the information they are about to.. Read more