Writing with Simplicity Webinar

Part 1


How can we make sure our messages reach and impact our readers? While we might assume using high-level vocabulary and descriptive sentences will impress them, that’s not usually the case. Instead, people respond more positively to writing they can easily understand and use.

In this two-part video series, Anne Janzer and Erin Lebacqz help you write to be easily understood. You’ll learn to respect your reader’s need for information they can quickly digest, and you’ll pick up strategies to write clearly and accessibly.

Learning Objectives

In Simplicity - Part One, Anne explores misconceptions about voice, formality, and reading comprehension.

  • Why do we often think fancy writing works better than simple writing?
  • What evidence do we have to the contrary?
  • How can we develop voice awareness and learn to adjust our writing to various reader levels?


Anne Janzer takes the lead in this webinar. Here's what Anne says about working with WordRake to improve her writing:

"Like everyone, I struggle to fit a lot into each day—and sometimes it’s hard to muster excitement for revising a short project. WordRake gives me an extra set of 'eyes,' accelerating the revision process and keeping me honest. It spots issues that I can’t see when I am too close to the writing."

For more practical advice on how you can simplify your writing, check out Can Action Verbs Be Written in Passive Voice?.

Once you have the right information, let WordRake help you find the right words. WordRake is editing software for Microsoft Word and Outlook that will give your first drafts the polish of three or four revisions. You’ll get better results in less time and be more persuasive.

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Anne Janzer 2023 Circle


About Anne Janzer

Anne Janzer is a nonfiction book coach and the author of multiple award-winning books on writing, including The Writer’s Process and Writing to Be Understood. She is fascinated by the science and mystery of writing, and is always searching for clues to better communication. Find her books and blog posts at AnneJanzer.com.

Erin Lebacqz 2023 Circle


About Erin Lebacqz

Erin Lebacqz created the High-Value Writing program to help business writers develop more clarity and confidence in their writing. Her book, High-Value Writing: Real Strategies for Real-World Writing, is based on conversations with thousands of writers around the world, and provides down-to-earth strategies and examples. Erin has been teaching writing for 25 years, both in the United States and internationally.