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Readability formulas, programs and tools: Do they work for plain language?

Posted on July 10, 2023

Are readability formulas really useful when it comes to plain language? Read Gael Spivak’s post to learn what the research says!

The writing residency: An extraordinary experience

Posted on June 27, 2023

Poetry is synonymous with contemplation, introspection and vulnerability. In this post, Nathalie Rondeau tells us about an enriching writing residency experience that helped feed her passion for writing poetry.

4 differences between English and French writing conventions

Posted on June 12, 2023

Language is full of subtleties. That’s why writing in a language other than your native tongue can be quite a challenge. In her post, Ève Lyne Marchand explores some cases where the rules in English and French writing are very different.

More about plain language

Posted on May 29, 2023

We all want to produce writing that’s easy to read and understand. Elva Keip provides valuable tips to help us do just that in her second post on plain language.

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