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Wordhouse – a woman (and her dog) go global

In deepest rural Ireland, a woman on her own has developed a micro business that is securing some notable clients from around the world — and business is booming. Wordhouse, started by Gill Pavey in 2011, offers proofreading, editing and copywriting services. Add to that the specialist area of localisation with the concept of a… Continue Reading

Proofreading – pain or gain?

Some people are funny when it comes to proofreading. I’ve had some say they don’t need it because they are (a) an English teacher (b) already publishing on Amazon or (c) capable of writing in perfect English, so what’s the point? The points (plural) are these. NOBODY can proofread their own work. NOBODY is as… Continue Reading

Is Excellence a Dirty Word?

Over the years I have spent too much time spent fixing problems that other people/businesses have caused. Yes, mistakes happen but I sometimes wonder if the concept of excellence has lost ground in recent times to the point that I am cheered and delighted when I find examples of it, instead of expecting it as… Continue Reading

The Wordhouse Blog is Back

With the birth of the new Wordhouse website, it is time for me to ‘do my own thing’ and re-introduce the ‘Words from the House’ blog. I foresee exciting times ahead as Wordhouse arrives at year three. Wordhouse was two years old on 1 September, and what a two years it has been.  In the… Continue Reading