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

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

Plain language at PLAIN 2019: Readable goes to Oslo

Readable headed to the most important plain language event of the year. What does PLAIN stand for and how did the conference remind us of our core values?

3 October 2019 by Laura Kelly

Subscriber focus: How does Candi Williams ensure clarity in her content design?

Readability is a key part of Candi Williams' content design strategy. How does this content expert use Readable to achieve her writing goals? 

29 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Top essay mistakes in academic writing – and how to avoid them

It’s easy to feel insecure as an academic writer. After all, you’re writing about big ideas. How can you avoid common stylistic pitfalls in your essay? 

19 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Watch your tone – how to write content that connects

We all know the phrase: “It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it.” How can you connect to your reader on a personal level?

5 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Privacy policies are a disaster

We’ve long championed clear communication throughout content and privacy policies are no different. The New York Times took a look at 150 policies, most were an incomprehensible disaster.

14 June 2019 by Steve Linney

The Lensear Write readability formula

The Lensear Write readability formula is suited to creative writing and internal comms. Find out how it's calculated and how you can use it.

3 May 2019 by Laura Kelly

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

The Lix and Rix readability formulas

Lix and Rix are readability formulas which evaluate non-English languages. Find out how this international solution works and how you can best 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

The Fry readability graph

The Fry formula is one of several developed in the 1960s for speed and efficiency. Find out how this graph can help you improve your readability.

8 April 2019 by Laura Kelly