Found 11 topics tagged ‘Writing for Clarity’

7 Traits of a Clear Writing Style

The education system taught many of us that long words and complex sentence structures are signs of sophistication. Un-learn this as fast as you can! Convoluted language won’t win you any friends in the real world...

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The education system taught many of us that long words and complex sentence structures are signs of sophistication. Un-learn this as fast...

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Formatting for Skim Readers: Essential Tips

Here’s an important piece of digital communication that you’ve probably never read: Few of us pay attention to stuff like this. And not because it doesn’t contain important information. It does. You’ve probably never...

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Here’s an important piece of digital communication that you’ve probably never read: Few of us pay attention to stuff like...

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This Little Trick Will Increase Your Conversion Rates

Whether your call to action (CTA) is a button or a link, don’t get too clever. Speak directly to your supporter and tell them exactly what you want them to do. In our tests, this always increases...

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Whether your call to action (CTA) is a button or a link, don’t get too clever. Speak directly to your supporter and tell...

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One Email. ONE ASK.

Sometimes, the purpose of an email can be simply to inform. But often, we’re trying to get someone somewhere. An action page. A donation form. A video... When your email has a destination, be protective of...

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Sometimes, the purpose of an email can be simply to inform. But often, we’re trying to get someone somewhere. An action page. A...

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Don’t Say Everything All at Once

Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite. Sometimes there really is a lot to say. Still, there are better options than trying...

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Take your time. In the pursuit of saying more with less, I’ll admit—not every big idea can be reduced to a snappy soundbite...

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How to Write Statistics for Impact

A well-placed stat will add weight to your writing—particularly when it’s referenced with a credible source. When working with numbers, all care must be taken to not misinterpret or over-simplify the data. There are therefore good reasons...

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A well-placed stat will add weight to your writing—particularly when it’s referenced with a credible source. When working with numbers, all care must...

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