Professional writing and editing services
for organisations that communicate with the public and other non-specialists
Question 1 — If you were asked to read a section or a page of one of your company documents — once through, exactly as it was written — to a random group of people, would they find it easy to follow?
Question 2 — If you were asked to explain the contents of one of your documents to a random group of people, would you use the same words and language in which it was written?
Question 3 — Were either of your answers to questions 1 and 2, no? If so, you’re probably making the mistake many do, of writing documents to suit your writers rather than your audience.
At Reporting for Business, we know that what you have to say is important. What we do is
make sure that your readers know it too.
Would your publications pass the ‘plain English’ test?
Plain English (or plain language) is a globally recognised way of writing from the point of view of your readers.
It transforms jargon and wordiness into clear, concise and considerate language that everyone can understand.
Governments and major companies around the world recommend using plain English, as do we.
TRY OUR FREE, NO OBLIGATION, WRITING ANALYSIS and see if you pass the test – simply email us a sample document and we’ll send you a complimentary analysis, together with some tips on how to keep writing clear, concise and considerate.
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Like fashion guides, our document style guides are all about making you look good, consistently.
What’s our secret to writing great documents? It’s prioritising what we want to get out of them over what we think should go in them.
When it comes to checking your own writing, familiarity can breed a degree of blindness or obsession! So let us obsess for you.
What do happy readers, soybeans and trees have in common? There’d be an awful lot more of them if we all used plain English.
Easy reading may be ‘damn hard writing’, but our in-house training will keep you ahead of the game.