Category: words

Just in case: tips for writing case studies

As well as visual design, Tantamount offer copy writing services, so clients sometimes ask us to “write some case-studies” for them. The scare quotes are there because each client has a different idea about what constitutes a case study, why they want one and what might be involved in producing one.   Lots of business …

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Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Translating poetry: a thorny problem

Following on from Chia-Chan Mo’s musings about the tightrope act of second-language writing, we have a guest post from Sue Burke, who focuses on the problems of translating poetry, drawing examples from some of her own haiku. Sue is a widely-published American writer and translator who has been living in Madrid since 2000. She specialises in poetry and genre fiction, and believes that language …

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Giving a reading: twelve tips for authors

Giving a reading: twelve tips for authors

Writers don’t just write; they may also be called upon to give readings and talks, to do book signings and workshops. But writing is a particularly solitary activity and public speaking is high up on the list of things people fear most, so maybe the idea of appearing in public strikes fear in your heart. …

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Words, words, words

Back in 1755, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language was published; it listed 40,000 words and had taken the lexicographer almost nine years to compile. Johnson’s Dictionary was by no means the first English dictionary, but it was destined to be hugely influential. Of course, now internet access is widespread, printed dictionaries are less …

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Digital publishing

Digital publishing – eBooks and Apps – new forms and formats, new ways to experience the wonder of words: that’s what this blog is about and what Tantamount Publishing is all about. We haven’t forgotten about print publications, and we still love the feel and smell of ‘real books’ – we even love some of …

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