How much is your time worth? Readability and money

Readability has been shown to save companies time and money. Learn more about using readability as a style guideline and examples of successes.

1 July 2020 by Laura Kelly

What are glue words and how do they affect readability?

Glue words can often dampen your efforts to shorten your sentences for readability. What are glue words and how can you remove them to sharpen your content? 

4 June 2020 by Laura Kelly

Do spelling and grammar affect SEO?

We talk a lot about how good readability affects SEO, but it’s also important to note spelling and grammar. You may underestimate how much they could affect rankings. Let’s explore why you should always do a check. 

15 May 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readability and Coronavirus: scoring top-ranked advice

We've scored the top-ranking results on Google for a Coronavirus-related search. Find out why readability and health literacy are important to the public.

12 March 2020 by Laura Kelly

Brexit. Clear as mud? Insight Agents investigate 

Insight Agents wanted to find out how readable Brexit documents were. They used Readable for their surprising findings. What does their analysis tell us? 

7 February 2020 by Laura Kelly

5 content writing New Year’s Resolutions you should make

It’s the start of a new decade. What resolutions can you make for your writing that will empower you to create quality content that performs for your brand?

9 January 2020 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

Are you scaring the general public away with poor reach?

This spooky season, we’re loving scary stories, but not scary copy. How can you check yours with Readable’s new ‘Reach’ feature to ensure your audience doesn’t close the door on you? 

30 October 2019 by Laura Kelly
Girl holding notebook looking at notes | Readable, free readability test

Examples of wordy sentences – and how to correct wordiness

What does it mean for a sentence to be 'too wordy'? How can you edit sentences to decrease wordiness and improve readability?

24 October 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

UX and readability: a readable rebuttal

If you read a UX Matters blog post about readability, you might have some questions about its value in UX. We’re here to address them.

10 September 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