Plain language and design – five tips

The words in your email, brochure or report may be brilliant, but if your document is not supported by good design you’ll lose your readers from the start. Here are some tips for design that’s appealing to look at and easy to read.

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Business speak in business writing: four reasons not to use it

Corporate lingo, management jargon, business speak … whatever you choose to call it, just don’t use it. It’s confusing, alienating, unproductive and embarrassing.  (Guest post by Simplified business writing trainer, Melissa Davidson) Read more

Plain English for managers

It’s just not enough for companies to send only operational staff on plain English training. Leaders and managers must attend too so that they can properly support company-wide plain English initiatives.  (Guest post by Simplified business writing trainer, Melissa Davidson) Read more

Business writing training: taking it back to work

You been on Simplified business writing training, you loved it, and you can’t wait to get back to work and change the way you write. But it can be overwhelming to do everything at once. Together, these small steps can become a giant leap to more effective business writing. (Guest post by Simplified business writing trainer, Melissa Davidson) Read more