The impact of formal and complex language in government communications

A recent study has found formal government writing improves engagement. We look at what this means for Plain Language.

20 March 2023 by Dave Child

National Proofreading Day: celebrating the pedantic

U.S. National Proofreading Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. This day is dedicated to promoting and encouraging error-free writing.

8 March 2023 by Dave Child

What are sensitivity readers?

The publishing industry has been working to increase diversity and representation which has led to a growing need for sensitivity readers. Sensitivity readers have been in the headlines recently because of the recent editing decisions by Puffin on Roald Dahl.

28 February 2023 by Dave Child

Will ChatGPT replace writers?

ChatGPT stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer. It’s a chatbot capable of a huge variety of writing. We look at the impact on writers.

14 February 2023 by Dave Child

New study shows font readability is very individual

Readable can help you to change your content structure to improve readability. We also follow developments in readable design. This study caught our eye.

25 January 2023 by Dave Child

How did ghost stories become an unlikely tradition?

Telling ghost stories at Christmas time is a tradition originating in Victorian England. How did this come about? 

22 December 2022 by Laura Kelly

New Zealand passes plain language act

Whether it’s in the public or the private sector, readability has the power to create change. That’s why we were excited to hear that New Zealand passed its own plain language bill.

2 December 2022 by Laura Kelly

What is E-A-T and why is it important for SEO?

Improving E-A-T increases traffic. It also futureproofs websites for further Google Quality updates. What is your E-A-T and how can you use it for SEO?

8 November 2022 by Laura Kelly

How to read more effectively as a writer

Reading can be very active if you make it so. Gather your post-it notes and let’s explore how we can read to become better writers. 

21 October 2022 by Laura Kelly

Why is writing the most important marketing skill?

In an ever-changing marketing landscape, one thing remains a constant reality. Words sell. Here's why writing is the most important marketing skill.

29 September 2022 by Laura Kelly

Google announces Helpful Content update

Google is always making human-centred updates to ensure helpful content for the searcher. Find out what the latest update means for creators in all areas.

22 September 2022 by Laura Kelly

Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month

September is Be Kind to Writers and Editors Month. Here are some reasons why writers and editors deserve appreciation.

9 September 2022 by Laura Kelly