Readability in history: the Plain Writing Act
Certain moments in history have been greatly impactful on readability standards. In the U.S., Obama passing the Plain Writing Act was a significant landmark in the history of clarity campaigning.
Words of advice from the most successful authors
Some of the greatest authors are no longer with us, but their words live on. We’ve looked at some bestselling authors and are sharing their writing advice.
Imagism: a minimalist movement that changed poetry
In the early twentieth century, a poetry movement called Imagism revolutionised English literature. We’ll cover what it was, who practised it and what impact it’s had on modern poetry.
Coronavirus coverage – pandemic best practices for style
AP - the Associated Press - updated their style guide to include coronavirus guidelines. Here’s what we can take from their updates to apply to our own writing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.