Browsing All posts tagged under »writing for your readers«

Tips for clear, engaging, sharp writing.

August 22, 2013


I prefer 'show and tell' rather than giving wordy explanations. Enjoy these examples (with very brief comments) of simple ways you can sharpen your writing - and that will please your readers.

Oops! In the wrong place

February 11, 2013


Misplaced words and phrases can give the wrong message. Enjoy this collection of 'danglers'.

You didn’t proofread? What were you thinking?

January 16, 2012


In my humble opinion, not proofreading a novel before publication damages the reputation of both the author and the publisher. Does the same principle apply to your business writing?

Technical writing for non-technical readers – keep it simple!

October 22, 2011


Sharing your technical information with non-technical readers presents challenges. These tips will help you write a clear, engaging and sharp document.

Writing sharpeners – keeping readers engaged

July 11, 2011


'Just write the way you speak.' Not always good advice! Use these writing tips to keep your writing clear, engaging and sharp.

Stylish writing

March 18, 2011


Wouldn't we all like to be known for our stylish writing? These simple steps help you become a stylish writer ... your readers will love you for it.

Acronyms that won’t confuse your readers

December 3, 2010


Acronyms and other abbreviations are useful ways to express special terms - but they can exclude your readers. Follow these tips to make it easier for your readers to understand what you're saying.

Why focus on What Readers Want?

March 24, 2010


Find out why I encourage writers to focus on readers rather than the writing. As well, I give you a number of other ways that make your writing easy to read. After all, we write for a reason, and we don't want our documents sitting in someone's 'read when I get around to it' basket.

More of What Readers Want

March 9, 2010


There's nothing worse than losing your reader. You risk losing their business, or perhaps they won't fully understand your message. Learn some basic things you can do that will help your readers enjoy your writing, understand your message and take the action you want them to.