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Juliette.mitchell

A short sermon on what matters

Have you ever read a testimonial that starts ‘They are an award-winning, multi-disciplinary practice…’? No? Nor me. And that’s because clients – or at least the lovely human ones that…

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Something a little more architect-friendly

Over the last five years of running in-house writing workshops, I've been trying far too hard to be helpful through wordy PDFs summarising everything we covered. And I'm not so…

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Stepping into someone else’s shoes

Sometimes I see something in my calendar that I can't make head nor tail of – something like 'Website discussion' or 'Text feedback'. Now that doesn't really narrow it down…

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Headphones

Everyone’s a genius

Maybe everyone knows about this, but just in case you don’t, let me shout about it: YOU CAN LISTEN TO PODCASTS AT DOUBLE-SPEED. I love a good podcast, and where…

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Tricky testimonials – and how to take the pain away

Asking for a testimonial can be tricky. Actually getting one is even trickier.

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Simon Drayson and Darren Leach and I looking very pleased with ourselves at the Archiboo Awards

Chuffed to bits

Here are George & James (aka Simon Drayson and Darren Leach) and I looking very pleased with ourselves at the Archiboo Awards.

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Another shot at the Archiboo Awards

I love these awards, and I love the many different categories that celebrate all the people hidden away in corners and working away to make great websites

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A risky thing – and a return to the out-of-office reply

I did a risky thing this summer – I didn’t use an out-of-office reply…

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FAQs

Good question?

An FAQ about FAQs: are they a good thing to have on your website or not?

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Simon Drayson and Darren Leach at George and James Architects

An Alternative Guide to the RIBA Work Stages

RIBA Plan of Work An alternative Guide to the RIBA Work Stages

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New Architects 4

A brick of a book

New Architects 4 from the Architecture Foundation

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Images and words – pitching one against the other

Images and words – pitching one against the other

Storytelling in words and images.

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Images and words – pitching one against the other

How to tell a great story about architecture – in words and images

Telling great stories is one of the best ways of winning clients, changing minds, and sparking conversation.

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Jargon is a strange thing

Jargon is a strange thing

In architecture, there are so many words and phrases that leave me cold.

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Word-tinkering: my two-week challenge

Word-tinkering: my two-week challenge

It’s funny how often people whose business is communication can’t quite get comfortable with the words on their own website.

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I’ve always been a LinkedIn sceptic

A place to hang out?

Finding collaboration and connection on LinkedIn.

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Website content: a quickstart guide just for architects

Website content: a quickstart guide just for architects

If you want the words on your website to work harder, these simple instructions are written with you in mind:

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Do we grapple with the same things?

Do we grapple with the same things?

I imagine the feedback process is just as pitfall-strewn for architects and designers as it is for writers like me.

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Juliette Mitchell

ArkiBee – a new platform for people who work with architects

A new platform for consultants who work with architects.

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Blogs that get it right

Blogs that get it right

A blog doesn’t have to be all things to all people. It just needs to do one thing well.

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