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Word Ferret - Samples
'When it comes to copy editing, proofreading and copywriting, we're the best thing since sliced bread,' we tell you. 'We are the bees knees and all that,' we explain enthusiastically. And, understandably, you look at us sideways and ask, 'but how do I know you're as marvellously wonderful as you say you are?' 

Well, don't just take our word for it. Step right up and sample our wares. We offer here a selection of our written works to give you a taste of what we do. After all, they do say that the proof of the pudding is in the eating, so have a nibble and see for yourself.

Samples of Our Work

 Samples will be added from time to time, so do check back to see what's new.

Getting to Know You Why Voice of the Customer Matters

How genuinely listening to and getting to know your customers can help you improve your company, product, service and brand.

History to Get Your Teeth Into

An article about the history of dental prosthetics - false teeth to be exact - that first appeared in Andon, the journal of the Society for Japanese Arts

Being Human Why We Don't Use AI

An article explaining why we don’t use AI in our work here at Word Ferret and, in addition, why we’re not afraid that we’ll be obsolete by the end of next week.

First Sentences Are Doors to Worlds

Why Opening Lines Matter.

With suggestions to help you write an opening paragraph that hooks your readers and keeps them reading.

M. P. Dare: Antiquary, Writer... & Book Thief

It sometimes happens that a writer is just as interesting as his writing or, in some cases, even more so. This is the case with Marcus Paul Dare, who had a penchant for pilfering books.

ChatGPT Is Not as Clever as You Think

Convincing nonsense, fabricated facts, repeated inconsistencies and flat, boring writing. How ChatGPT fails to live up to the hype.

Jack & Mary Hillier as I Remember Them

A very personal tribute to two exceptional individuals. This first appeared in Andon, the journal of the Society for Japanese Arts.

Are You Ready for EU GMP Annex 1?

An article concerning EU GMP Annex 1 “Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products” and the approaching deadline for compliance. 

Written for PNR Pharma.

Beautiful Blackened Smiles

An article about the history and process of ohaguro (teeth blackening) in Japan. This first appeared in Andon, the journal of the Society for Japanese Arts.

Sling Your Knickers on the Compost Heap

Or, Easy Ways to Live More Sustainably. 

Ten things you can do to help the planet & fight the climate and nature emergency

The Devil’s Hoofprints

An account of strange goings on that took place in Devonshire in 1855, when locals awoke to find mysterious hoofmarks in the snow.

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