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Use our standards and checklists to see if your writing ticks all the boxes — following our criteria will make your writing clear and easy to read. Use our ebooks to help you unravel jargon. And use our guides and videos to overcome common problems and improve specific aspects of your writing.

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Standards and checklists

Reading speed calculator

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Checklist for writing a winning CV

This checklist covers the most important elements of writing a winning CV. If you can tick off all the statements, your CV is much more likely to get you through to the next stage of a job application.
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How human is your writing?

This checklist helps you analyse the tone and helpfulness of your writing at work. You can use it to help you decide if your writing sounds 'human', and meets your reader's needs.
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Proposal writing checklist

Write's Proposal Writing checklist covers the most important elements of an effective proposal. If you can tick ‘yes’ next to all the elements on this list, your proposal is much more likely to be a winner!

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Content audit checklist

Need to do a website content audit, and not sure where to start? Use our content audit resource to identify your criteria and help you decide what information to record when you're auditing.
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The Write Plain Language Standard

The Write Plain Language Standard is a set of 10 statements that describe the features of a clear, reader-friendly, and effective document. Use the Standard as a checklist to quickly assess any document.
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Ebooks to help you unravel jargon

Legal jargon buster

Do you need to communicate legal information to everyday people? This free ebook will help you get your message across clearly.
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Medical jargon buster

Do you need to communicate medical information to everyday people? This free ebook will help you get your message across clearly.
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Financial jargon buster

Do you need to communicate financial information to everyday people? This free ebook will help you get your message across clearly.
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Guides and videos

Every document has a story

Have you ever thought about the fact that, just like us, every document has a story? Understanding how a document came to be and how it’s connected to real life events, gives us some great insights that we can use to make any document better.
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Proposal writing webinar: Writing to Persuade

In this webinar, we share our top tips for writing a convincing, well-structured proposal. We also show you how using plain language can help you improve your success rates.
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Commonly confused words part 1

Practice or practise? Affect or effect? Continual or continuous? Use our guide to help you tell tricky words apart.
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Magic of Threes

A Write Quick Guide that shows how you can use the Magic of Threes to sharpen up your everyday writing. The Guide includes a template that will help you plan and draft crisp, concise summaries.
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