Writing help

This section gives guidelines on writing in everyday situations, from applying for a job to composing letters of complaint or making an insurance claim. There are plenty of sample documents to help you get it right every time, create a good impression, and increase the likelihood of achieving your desired outcome.

Explore the links below to find information about:

Top writing tips

Building a piece of writing


Clichés and redundant expressions

Sensitive vocabulary

Letters and invitations

Applying for a job

Business writing

Writing essays

Creative writing

Writing speeches

Writing reviews

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