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Are phrasal verbs difficult? Writing for international readers

Are phrasal verbs difficult? Writing for international readers

Looking up phrasal verbs in a dictionary is a pain. That's why you may want to reconsider using them if ...
Some contractions can be harder to read: Writing for international readers

Some contractions can be harder to read: Writing for international readers

Do you use contractions (like "it's" and "don't") in your writing? I do! But some kinds of contractions may make ...
BOOKS: My favorites!

BOOKS: My favorites!

There are many, many books out there on plain language and writing. Here are my favorites (ones I've actually read ...
Writing clear English for diverse audiences

Writing clear English for diverse audiences

We're advised to tailor our writing to our audiences. But what if our intended audience is very diverse? What can ...
Different documents need different structures

Different documents need different structures

To write effectively, you need to pick the right structure that matches the purpose of your document ...
Imprecise writing wastes time and money

Imprecise writing wastes time and money

How does not using plain language cost firms and workers money? I had a first-hand experience with a global firm ...

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