You can write diplomatically and still use plain language principles. Here are some practical ways. I’ve recapped all the arguments why UN and international aid professionals might want to use …
Want to get more people in your organization to use plain language and inclusive language and follow accessibility practices? Word templates may be your friend. I used to think Word …
W. H. Hindle, a career editor for the UN, wrote a guide on how to write clearly for the organization. Peppered with gems (pointing out the “sonorous polysyllables” with their …
Academic editing giant Enago provides a great online guide/overview of all the basics you need to know about academic writing.
I am going to say “multi-language author” instead of “non-native English speaker” from now on.
Academic writers are often told to ‘write succinctly’…but what makes your writing succinct? Use short, concise words, and short sentences, that’s what!
Drafts of your manuscripts are bound to have clutter that obscures what you want to get across. That’s perfectly normal. But what exactly is “clutter” and how can you get rid of it?
Here’s a useful infographic by Editage Insights which summarizes their article on “Most common reasons for journal rejection.” How can an editor help you avoid these problem issues?
“Plain language” is language that your audience can understand easily and conveys your message clearly. Plain language principles are useful for all professional writing, even academic writing.
How can you help make sure that people will believe what you are saying? What makes your writing credible? This is the second of a two-part series on how to gain credibility through your writing.