10 English words with surprising etymology

The practice of etymology is uncovering the truth by tracing the root of a word. Find out some surprising word origins.

20 October 2021 by Laura Kelly

Why should readability be a brand value in your business?

Readable content helps you make an impact, build trust and reach a wider audience. Find out why readability should be a central part of your business.

6 October 2021 by Laura Kelly

Feminist placards: the language of protest

Banners have a way of bringing together feminists from all walks of life. We’ll look at a handful of these and examine the power of their feminist language.

8 September 2021 by Laura Kelly

Pandemic clichés and how to avoid them

We’ll explore how pandemic clichés become so prevalent and why you should do your best to avoid them. Then we’ll highlight some useful alternatives.

25 August 2021 by Laura Kelly

10 British English phrases

There are some phrases in British English which anyone who didn’t grow up in the UK would struggle to understand. We’ll outline a handful of these and explain their meanings and origins. 

6 August 2021 by Laura Kelly

Readability in design: principles of usability

Website accessibility is all about making websites available to everyone. As well as content readability, accessibility is boosted by usability and visual readability. We’ll cover what this means for your website and an example of usability principles in action. 

23 July 2021 by Laura Kelly

Successful authors who started late

To inspire you, we’ve collated key authors who found writing success later in life. It’s never too late to write your magnum opus. 

8 July 2021 by Laura Kelly

Italian words that English really needs

Italian rolls off the tongue and there are many fascinating words that aren’t directly translatable into English. Here are some of our favourites. 

23 June 2021 by Laura Kelly

How has distance learning increased the need for readability?

Distance learning has become essential, changing the way we learn. FInd out how it has impacted the demand for readability and accessibility.

9 June 2021 by Laura Kelly
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How to repurpose a document for the web

For accessibility, it's best practice to convert documents to HTML when uploading resources. We'll cover the best way to do this.

27 May 2021 by Laura Kelly
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Readable grammar 101: acronyms and initialisms

Acronyms and initialisms often get confused. Find out what acronyms and initialisms are, how social media has blurred the line, and examples of both.

11 May 2021 by Natasha Horrelt

Writing tips from authors who didn’t mince words

Some writers didn't mince words when it came to advice. We'll highlight lesser-known quotes by writers who told it like it is.

7 May 2021 by Laura Kelly