As far as I know, nobody has ever written a story from the viewpoint of an in-company language coach. This is strange because we operate in a wide variety of fields and are privy to a surprising number of personal confidences and company machinations. On the other hand we are very discreet. Our work depends on an atmosphere of trust and in all my decades (!) of working in the field, I have never been asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. Like many other service providers, we remain an “invisible” force, with no real power over anyone, and yet with a surprising amount of influence.
This blog is for anyone who would like to read about business from the point of view of two such (fictional) professionals.
It’s also for people who want to improve their business English painlessly.
Speakeasy and Writewell is written in bite-sized portions and incorporates the sort of vocabulary that is often needed, but easily forgotten. I’ve thrown in a handful of idioms for the more ambitious. Future chapters will be theme based, but I hope you won’t notice.
Let me know what you think of it by sending me a comment.
And don’t worry, any resemblance to persons or companies living or dead is entirely unintentional!
Peace and love,