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Keep it simple like Leonardo

Writing tips|

When he wasn't busy painting masterpieces or inventing helicopters, all-round-Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci found was one of the leading thinkers of his day.

Getting your message across clearly and concisely

Writing tips|

Good writing is all about clarity - getting your message across clearly and concisely. But in the wrong hands, words can often cloud, rather than clarify, the intended message.

Try to align your tone with your brand

Business writing, Writing tips|

One of the key purposes of business writing is to write in a way that reinforces your brand. It's also one of the main areas where much business writing often fails. If your brand is about dynamism, energy and modern thinking, your writing needs to support that. So that means using appropriate language, tone and structure.

8 words that break trust and make comprehension more difficult

Bad grammar, Writing tips|

Hoa Loranger might be our new hero. In a recent post for usability gurus Nielsen Norman, Hoa identified five words that leave most readers cold. And we've added three of our own, too.

Words – they just keep on comin’

General musings|

Greedy things, dictionaries. No matter how many words you stuff them with, they’re always hungry for more...

Judge blasts bobbies’ English

General musings|

Flying the flag for clear communication and the efficient use of language can be a lonely job, but an eminently worthwhile one.

Word of the month

Word of the month|

Our mission at Wordworks is to help businesses get straight to the point. To write brochures, newsletters, websites and many other forms of communication that are simple, effective and - who knows - even enjoyable to read.