Top literary devices to use in your PR

12.07.19

Today marks the first day of the West Cork Literary Festival. The festival began in 1997 and has since welcomed an array of talent, from emerging writers to international bestsellers. To mark the occasion, we at MediaHQ have taken inspiration from the literary festival and have been looking at some of the most effective literary […]

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5 ways to improve your grammar

06.06.19

Like many people who grew up speaking English as a first language, I often felt that I had missed out on some fundamental lessons in grammar; that at some point during my school years I must have been out sick on the day everyone learned about modal verbs and modifiers. This is not an uncommon […]

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Editing tips

7 tips to help you edit like a professional

07.05.19

So, you’ve laboured over a piece of copy for hours, you’ve said everything you needed to say and all that is left is to ensure your writing is ready to be published. Though the slog of producing the work is behind you, you now have to face the editing process. Regardless of your experience as […]

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Grammar rules

Grammar rules you shouldn’t be afraid to ditch

12.04.19

Getting to grips with grammar rules is essential for anyone who writes professionally. Whether you’re writing press releases, reports, online content or social media posts, applying grammar correctly is crucial for ensuring that your message is received clearly. That being said, there are times when rigid grammar rules can and should be ignored. Language doesn’t […]

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Grammar Happy: 6 tricky grammatical errors that can ruin your writing

11.03.19

When you’re sending out a pitch, good content will only get you so far. A few simple grammatical missteps can ruin the credibility of a story and sometimes even prevent it from making the news. Grammatical errors happen to all of us and aren’t the end of the world. If you want your writing to sound professional, here are […]

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better writer

Want to become a better PR writer? Say goodbye to these fillers

28.08.18

Trying to grab your audience’s attention? Want to get your message across?  Want your audience to take action? Answered yes to any or all of the above? Sometimes it may seem like an impossible task, particularly when writing within the parameters of a press release. You also have to include quotes and flesh out a […]

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subjunctive mood

Grammar Happy: The Subjunctive Mood

29.05.18

The Subjunctive Mood This is the final part of our three-part series on grammatical moods. This first part covered the basics of grammatical moods and explained how to use the indicative mood. The second part covered the imperative mood. If you haven’t read the second section yet, it’s imperative that you do before reading on. You […]

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Grammar Happy: The Imperative Mood

14.05.18

The Imperative Mood Keep your copy clean with our latest Grammar Happy post — learn how to identify the imperative mood. This is the second part of our three-part series on grammatical moods. This first part covered the basics of grammatical moods and explained how to use the indicative mood. If you haven’t already read the first […]

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moods mood

Grammar Happy: Is your grammar in a good mood?

01.05.18

Keep your copy clean with our latest Grammar Happy post — learn how to identify the indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods. Moody people are difficult to read. One second you might be on their good side, but the next second you might be on the ground. When someone’s mood is constantly changing, it can be difficult to figure […]

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