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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

How can financial services use readability to inspire trust?

Readability makes customers trust financial brands. Trust is the second most important purchase factor. How can banks meet this demand for clarity?

14 April 2021 by Laura Kelly
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How to write with confidence

Hedge words smooth the edges of our communication. They can also be evasive. How can we reduce them to sound confident in our writing?

1 April 2021 by Laura Kelly

The art of the carousel – Instagram readability in action

Readable social media means better engagement. We’ll explore how Instagram’s carousel feature is used as a slideshow to break down complex information. 

17 March 2021 by Laura Kelly

World Book Day 2021 – Readable’s team picks

This year's World Book Day theme is 'share a story'. Our team of book lovers is doing just that, answering some questions about their recent reads.

3 March 2021 by Laura Kelly

A very Victorian guide to letter writing

Writing letters is becoming a lost art. But, in an era of “Zoom fatigue”  and “doomscrolling”, receiving correspondence away from the screen can be a real delight. Why not learn from those who did it best? 

17 February 2021 by Laura Kelly

The science of swearing

Why do we swear? We’ll outline some of the science behind swearing. Read until the end to find out how cursing could actually be good for you.

5 February 2021 by Laura Kelly

Joe Biden’s inauguration speech: full transcript and analysis

In January 2021, Joe Biden officially became the 46th president of the United States. We will do a full readability analysis of his inaugural speech.

22 January 2021 by Laura Kelly

Historical quotes on readability

The concept of plain language is centuries old. We’ll highlight some great quotes about readability throughout history and what they can teach us.

7 January 2021 by Laura Kelly

Forgotten festive English words we need to use this season

As a gift to our fellow word nerds, we’ve compiled some amazing and little-known festive English words. 

16 December 2020 by Laura Kelly

How to use buzzword and cliché detection to craft impactful content

There is a fine line between using industry jargon and falling into the trap of buzzwords and clichés. Here’s how to be more mindful of them to improve your writing. 

4 December 2020 by Laura Kelly