Useful links about writing plain English

image Check out the Campaign for Plain English’s site and especially:

Also, check out Jakob Neilsen’s articles about writing for the web. In particular:

If you work with websites or user interfaces, pretty much anything Nielsen has to say is worth reading.

There are some useful articles on this site too:

And as a special treat for lovers of bad marketing language and daft naming conventions, please read this short piece from the New Yorker: The Privileged Few. It made me laugh until I cried.

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8 Responses to Useful links about writing plain English

  1. John June 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm #

    Thanks for posting this. How to Write in plain English is very helpful.

  2. Sarah Edwards July 22, 2009 at 7:46 am #

    Great to see an article that sticks to showing the direct importance of good content – particularly useful is the information from Nielson on how people use the internet. It’s very helpful to see statistics proving that by doing something as easy as writing clearly and concisely, it is possible to increase usability to such a high degree.

  3. Sam July 28, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Very useful post, thank you for sharing the PDF.

  4. Juno Web Design February 28, 2010 at 6:41 am #

    Checked the links as well the PDF and they are all very useful. Thanks a lot!

    • Matthew Stibbe February 28, 2010 at 10:29 am #

      Thanks for stopping by – I’m glad you find Bad Language useful! :) I’m on a bit of a mission to help people write better.

  5. Gary Cottam September 23, 2010 at 3:39 pm #

    Brilliant list, so well written and loved the “Being human is overrated” post, keep up the good work :-)

  6. web-design-site.co.uk October 22, 2010 at 11:41 pm #

    Thank you so much for this post. I found it really useful. I love the look of your blog btw!

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