Tag: English

Simplicity = Good Business Sense

Why is simplicity so hard? Some of my clients have worried that simple writing dumbs down the message and insults the reader. I disagree – and I successfully convinced my clients that clear, concise writing shows actually respect for the audience. Here’s what I tell clients about the power of simple prose: 1. Readers never […]

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Case Study: Strategic Language

Communication Challenge: A brilliant client of mine held itself back by using academic and technical language on its website. The copy was more suitable for post-graduate English or IT professors than its true audience. In fact, a readability test tool suggested readers would need 17 years of formal education to comprehend the copy! Strategic Solutions: […]

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