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.
Standards and checklists
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.
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.
Document layout checklist
Our checklist on document layout covers the fundamental aspects of design that make information easy to scan, read, and absorb. Layout is often the first thing readers notice. Here’s how to make sure your document makes a good first impression.
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.
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!
Reading speed calculator
Have you ever wondered how fast you read? Use our timed test to find out. Discover how we can help you double your reading speed!
Guides and videos
Commonly confused words part 1
Accept or except? Affect or effect? Continual or continuous? Our guide explains ten pairs of tricky words (simple visuals included).
Commonly confused words part 2
Access or excess? Brake or break? Loose or lose? We demystify another ten pairs of tricky words.
Commonly confused words part 3
Advice or advise? Disinformation or misinformation? Role or roll? Learn what another ten pairs of tricky words mean.
Commonly confused words part 4
A long or along? Than or then? That or which? And which words should you never use? Find out in our fourth guide.
Commonly confused words part 5
Lay or lie? Paddle, pedal, or peddle? Tortuous or torturous? Check out this guide to ten more sets of confusing words.
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.
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.
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.