How tough reading grade levels can limit your career I was training a group from a big-4 bank when a guy (bravely) shared a vital
‘When I saw them shuffling back from the director’s office, I knew he’d said no.’ If you’re like most people, you’re missing something crucial in how
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Cut the ‘waffle’ (wordy, unfocused writing), by cutting to the chase, and by using natural, everyday language.
Give your reader ‘cream’ by giving them benefits, by telling them what’s in it for them and why it’s relevant to them, and by using devices like subheads to help skim-readers.
One of the most common errors you could be making is turning your verbs into nouns (i.e., nominalising your verbs). Doing that makes your writing clunky and harder to read. For example, instead of writing ‘It’s our recommendation [noun] to do X,’ it’s better to write, ‘We recommend [verb] you do X.’