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Would you like to improve your writing? First, improve your readability
Nobody has ever said that writing a document is simple. If, like many others, you are, the notion of putting your own words on a piece of writing material (or computer screen) makes you want to be hidden in a desk-station. This could be your read. Fact is, what you read is important.
This is one of the reasons why you could subconsciously take over the writing styles of your mates. Actually, I recently found myself writing'Affekt' when I meant'Effekt' after I read a diary where the two words were constantly mixed up. At Bard College in New York, a string of tests showed that students were classified as more grammatically correct if they had only read the expression.
Now, one is that the most of us now read most of our (in fact, most of our everything) directly here on-line. However, there is one disadvantage: a large part of what we see on-line has not been verified, proof-read or processed. Often it seems that every section of a post finally falls into an assault on someone's vocabulary and phrasing.
And of course there is no one who can fix everything with a big old readpencil. But the good part is that once you see the force that has what you read about writing, you can do something. As a matter of fact, it is good news: you can start to improve your writing by simply modifying what you read.
Take a look at our press pages and our newsmagazines. But if you are enjoying the feel of writing between your hands (come on, you know that), there's nothing wrong with keeping a real magazine or even a novel. Although they have nothing to do with what you are writing at work, you will be surprised at the good practices you will adopt by regular readings of well-written texts.
Since you are already here, you can start with our blog: We take great pride in ensuring that what we publish is both interesting and correct. You can also view some of our linguistic freaks' own journals, such as Sentence First, Macmillan Dictionary Blog or separately by a Common Language.
If you' re used to good writing, you'll recognize it in other blog posts you're interested in. Here you can find our free 64-page guideline for better writing. It is good for those who find writing frightening to know that the writing of your life is in your orbit. It may also be on your computer monitor.