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An incensed viewer wrote to our local paper recently referring to 'uneducated television reporters'. He was complaining about the standard of English these days. The BBC hears similar complaints about its reporters, regularly. Their lapses highlight the a key difference between spoken and written English.

Television reporters are certainly not uneducated.

Yes, know them, then break them.

Tell people who object that you’re breaking them to do a better job for your readers.

Some of the rules are nonsense anyway.

About Ralph Brown

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Ralph is our founder and managing director. He has a background in psychology, television journalism and business.

Ralph's passions are psychology and writing. He leads workshops on both and speaks to conferences on the psychology of thriving at work.

In 2011  Professional Speakers Australia awarded him its top speaking accreditation, the CSP.

He has written six books and more than a hundred articles on psychology and writing. International research journals have published his articles reviewing the research on resilience.

Ralph's enjoys trips to France. He lives in rural Canterbury.

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