Category: Plain Language

Clarity, Tone, and Writing by Numbers

Here’s a blog post on clear writing from Amy Laburda of Palisades Hudson Financial Group. A few of her key points: Be careful with terms of art, sometimes known as jargon. “Using jargon with other professionals in your area isn’t actually a problem, most…

Revisiting the Power of the Written Word

This Huffington Post article by Susannah Meyer is as relevant today as when it was written in 2012. The Power of the Written Word By Susannah Meyer For centuries, back to a time which probably cannot be traced, the power of the written word…

(Re) Introducing Key Words

Friends and colleagues, after a great ten-year run at the Center for Applied Linguistics, I am moving on to new challenges and new adventures. Over the summer I will be transitioning from staff to consultant status, and by autumn I will once again be…