Monthly Archives: April 2015

Structuring lists within sentences

I often find myself frustrated with the way that writers structure lists. Here’s an example from a book I’m reading at the moment: ‘You’ve no doubt spent years acquiring skills, talents, qualifications, experience and knowledge and building your network and contacts.’ This sentence is tough on readers. It’s a list with two parts – things […]

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Simple signs communicate quickly

I was enjoying some autumn sun this morning, when I noticed this sign in a playground. Surely there’s a short and simple way to give the same message! What parent has enough time to read a 58 word sign? By the time you’ve figured out what a ‘play element’ is, when the ‘heat of the day’ […]

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