The importance of presentation

Many of you will have received Michelle Miller’s email about the quality and presentation of our written communication. I know that this is sometimes not given priority (especially when there’s a deadline, computers aren’t working or we’re just snowed under) but I do agree with Michelle and I quote from her email:

We are professionals; we expect to be treated with the respect we and our service users deserve; we are the voice of often the most disenfranchised and disadvantaged members of our communities – a voice that needs to be heard loud and clear in circles of power and decision-making; we need to articulate with absolute clarity some of the most complex ideas, theories and assessments, from which life-changing conclusions will be drawn. The language we use and the way we use it are critical.

And it’s not just about grammar, spelling and unfathomable acronyms; it is also that what we write is often the only story people may have, or it may be the chapter that makes sense of the rest. We owe it to them to write their story with respect.

The brief guidance Michelle provided can be viewed here Guidance for Written Communications October 2011.

0 Responses to “The importance of presentation”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Next ELPF Meeting

World Social Work DayMarch 17th, 2020
Edinburgh Arts Centre

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 139 other followers


The opinions expressed by ELPFonline users are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of The City of Edinburgh Council or any other employer or organisation. Also see ELPF Blogging Guidance

%d bloggers like this: