Writing with Simplicity Webinar
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.
In Simplicity - Part Two, Erin offers actionable strategies and exercises, including:
- Ways to simplify and streamline your writing voice
- Plain language approaches to make sure your writing matches your readers’ comprehension levels
- Ideas for recognizing and revising writing that may not be accessible to a broad range of readers
Erin Lebacqz takes the lead in this webinar. Here's how she uses WordRake in her work:
"WordRake has helped my writing by helping me recognize patterns I often use in my writing. WordRake helps me identify potential 'tonal fails' and revise before I send my work into the world with a tone that’s not ideal."
For more information about simplicity in writing, check out Who Must Write in Plain Language? The Answer is Broader Than You Might Expect.
Editorial feedback and a commitment to clarity shouldn’t be reserved for major projects and long documents. All business communication can be improved—no matter how short or routine. Software like WordRake will help any writer reconsider jargon and wordiness. Simply seeing each suggested edit on your screen will raise questions and promote deeper thinking. Now, every writer in your organization can benefit from a sophisticated editor with deep knowledge. With WordRake, editing advice is always available at the push of a button. Try WordRake for better writing in Microsoft Word and Outlook.
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.
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.