Readability at the UN: why is speech clarity important?

Readability is of great importance when writing speeches and communicating with others. How are the principles of readability used at the UN?

23 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

How can Lix and Rix help score readability for non-English content?

In the late 1960s, an obscure readability formula was developed which has since proven useful for several languages. Where did it come from, and how can you use it?

14 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

Why is newspaper readability important?

Newspapers remain a cornerstone of journalism. They’re still read by many, especially online. But, which news outlets are writing the most readable online content, and why is it important that they do?

9 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

How did the Fry readability formula transform editing for writers?

From the 1960s onward, linguists were making readability formulas easier and quicker to calculate. How can the graph-based Fry formula help you improve your readability?

8 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

Why is an IELTS score an essential guide to writing for a global audience?

It’s important to reach an international audience with your content. But, what is IELTS and why consider it for your content's readability?

1 April 2019 by Laura Kelly

How did the Powers Sumner Kearl readability formula ensure accurate grading of children’s books?

A group of readability experts thought readability formulas needed a shake-up. How did they do it, and how can Powers Sumner Kearl best be used?

27 March 2019 by Laura Kelly