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

A transcript analysis of Joe Biden’s powerful victory speech

Readability is key in political language. Readable will analyse how Joe Biden uses plain language to reach a vast and divided nation. 

9 November 2020 by Laura Kelly
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Strategies for effective editing

Editing your writing is something you need to do strategically to be successful. Here are some pointers to help you edit with purpose and confidence. 

21 October 2020 by Laura Kelly

Natasha will help you make your content succeed

Natasha shares her thoughts on joining the Readable team and the importance of clear communication. 

8 October 2020 by Natasha Horrelt

Readable grammar 101: semicolons

The semicolon is a commonly misunderstood punctuation mark. Find out its purpose, appropriateness and how to best use it.  

8 September 2020 by Laura Kelly

What is the average person’s reading level?

What is the average person's reading level and how can you write for it?

21 August 2020 by Laura Kelly

Does UK COVID-19 advice contain too much jargon?

Ciara Lawrence speaks to BBC News about lack of clarity in the UK government's COVID-19 messaging and what it means for people with learning disabilities.

13 July 2020 by Laura Kelly