How to Write a Personal Statement


  Many people, particularly from non-English-speaking countries, seek assistance in writing applications for graduate studies in English. They are often obsessed with the weaknesses in their English, and believe that these will be the biggest obstacle to their success; but in fact the quality of their English is relatively » Read More

What Do Your Emails Say About You?


The language we use shapes the way that other people see us, so it is important to think carefully about the way that we present ourselves, both in speech and in writing, particularly when we are working on business correspondence. Writing Professional Emails Recognizing the importance of careful editing, » Read More

Mapping the Path to a Multilingual Business


  The question of language as it relates to business probably comes with a great deal of stress. As a non-native speaker, you will want to make sure that your communication is as clear and attractive as possible. From a customer’s perspective, broken or improper English is largely considered » Read More

Multicultural London English: The Language of the East End


  Last month a new travel video hit the web, exploring the East End of London from a skateboarder’s perspective, as he hurtles around its many and varied colourful street markets, including Columbia Road Flower Market, Broadway Market in Hackney – the gourmet’s choice – and the bric-a-brac heaven » Read More

How to Improve Your English Accent


A New Approach to the Perfect Accent: The Rules of Romancing a Language Want to perfect your English accent? Consider dating it. It may sound silly, but approaching a new foreign language using the same “dating” process you would when meeting a new love interest has proven successful for » Read More

Evaluating the Impact of our Written Words


  Do you re-read your business emails? Do you get a colleague to run through a draft report you’ve written?     As the CEO of a professional English editing company, I’ve built my business on the premise that what we write has a huge impact on our personal » Read More