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Are You Intense?

Are You Intense?

I have recently written articles about plain language, the idea that you can communicate better by keeping your written and spoken language simple. When you edit your work, an easy way to make your language plainer is to look for things you can cut. A quick trick is to search for the word, very. You can(…)

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Plain Language for Medical Professionals

Plain Language for Medical Professionals

In a previous article, I described the work of Sir Ernest Gowers, an advocate of plain language. His message is “be short, be simple, be human.” Medical professionals need to master the art of communicating simply and clearly almost more than anyone else. Why, for example, would anyone believe that it’s better to say, “Do not exceed(…)

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