Helping the New Zealand Aid Programme’s staff design and manage successful agriculture projects

New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) manages the New Zealand Aid Programme. This programme provides New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific, Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and supports develop in areas like health, education, infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries and the environment. The beauty of this document is that it succinctly summarises … Continue reading Helping the New Zealand Aid Programme’s staff design and manage successful agriculture projects

Making software instructions quick and easy for health professionals to use

interRAITM is a suite of over 20 assessments that around 6000 health professionals use to assess the clinical condition of New Zealanders in aged residential care and older people living in the community. Using the interRAI assessments involves a health professional having a structured conversation with an older person and their whanau (family) or carers; … Continue reading Making software instructions quick and easy for health professionals to use

Use apostrophes correctly

Apostrophes act as signals to readers. They may seem insignificant, but when they are used incorrectly they confuse readers and slow down their reading. Are you’re sometimes unsure about whether a word needs an apostrophe? This article will help you understand the general rules. It's actually quite simple: there are only two occasions when you … Continue reading Use apostrophes correctly

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Streamline your document review

Does it take longer than you expect to finish writing a document for your organisation or business? Do you find that too many people want to change your draft and re-negotiate the contents? These are common problems that have a significant impact on productivity. When many people review a document, sometimes more than once, it … Continue reading Streamline your document review

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Do you need an editor?

Your first draft is never your best If you write documents, you’ll know that your first drafts are never the best versions. Let’s face it, they can be long, repetitive, muddled, badly organised, full of mistakes and untidy. If your documents are poorly written it's hard for readers to hear what you want to tell … Continue reading Do you need an editor?