Readability is a quality of reading ease in your writing. It tells you the clarity of your writing. Find out how it works and how you can use it.
Well designed and well-written newsletters will strengthen relationships with customers, create more interest and promote sales (without being promotional).
Your success as a writer hinges upon your commitment to constantly improving the readability of your copy. Failure to make readability a priority can lead readers to abandon your copy at first sight.
Listen to someone trying to explain a high-profile error, and you’ll probably hear them say something like “Mistakes were made in carrying out the plan” or “The wrong envelope was given to the presenter.”
A readability score is a computer-calculated index which can tell you roughly what level of education someone will need to be able to read a piece of text easily.
You have an idea for a novel, a short story, an article. It has everything – complex characters, suspense, and a killer of an ending. All you need to do is transform it into a beautifully polished piece that conveys the characters and their story exactly how they appear in your head.
When Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, he decried the lack of intelligence of elected officials in characteristically blunt terms. “How stupid are our leaders?” he said. “How stupid are they?” But with his own choice of words and his short, simple sentences, Trump’s speech could have been comprehended by a fourth-grader. Yes, a fourth-grader.
Danny Westneat @ seattletimes.com scores Donald Trumps speeches in the 2016 US election for readability. Donald Trump is said to be tapping into some primal feelings among the electorate, such as fear. But his true genius appears to be speaking to America at the level of a fourth-grader.