Readable grammar 101: A valentine edition

Where does the apostrophe go, anyway? Does bad grammar make for unsuccessful dating? Why February 14th? And more from us to you this Valentine’s Day...

13 February 2020 by Laura Kelly

Brexit. Clear as mud? Insight Agents investigate 

Insight Agents wanted to find out how readable Brexit documents were. They used Readable for their surprising findings. What does their analysis tell us? 

7 February 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readable grammar 101 – writing in the second person

What does it mean to write in the second person? What effect can it have on your writing? We'll help you use it to your advantage.

30 January 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readability is a key skill of the best-selling author. How do they do it?

We analyzed some of Goodreads' most popular fiction picks for readability. We got some pretty interesting readability results. But what makes popular fiction so highly readable? 

23 January 2020 by Laura Kelly
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Readability for technical writers

Readability metrics are an invaluable tool for technical writers. How can you apply these Plain English rules to write clear and concise technical material?

16 January 2020 by Laura Kelly

5 content writing New Year’s Resolutions you should make

It’s the start of a new decade. What resolutions can you make for your writing that will empower you to create quality content that performs for your brand?

9 January 2020 by Laura Kelly

A year at Readable — Laura’s 2019 recap 

This year has flown by and it's hard to believe it's nearly over. Laura sums up her first year at Readable and what we've been up to in 2019.

18 December 2019 by Laura Kelly

Boris Johnson wins ‘foot in mouth’ of the year and other Plain English award highlights

Plain English Campaign have partnered up with Confused.com for the Plain English Awards 2019. What was the best and worst of readability this year?

11 December 2019 by Laura Kelly

5 Shakespearean words we should use more often

You might be surprised about how many everyday words and phrases come from Shakespeare. But what about the less common words?

3 December 2019 by Laura Kelly

How to write a thank-you note

We might think we know how to give thanks. But, in this festive season, it’s important to brush up on our skills to show appreciation for the people in our lives. Here are some musts in a thank-you letter.

27 November 2019 by Laura Kelly

How to explain the importance of readability to your team

You want to spread awareness about plain language and its clear benefits. How can you persuade your team that clarity is the way forward? 

21 November 2019 by Laura Kelly

Subscriber focus: What are Andy Healey’s top UX readability tips?

For this installment of our ‘subscriber focus’ series, we caught up with Andy Healey from Shopify about readability and UX. How does readability help build trust in UX content? 

14 November 2019 by Laura Kelly