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The tech community is facing calls to better explain its products' purpose after a survey found one in five managers aren't familiar with big data or cloud software-as-a-service.
A picture can be worth a thousand words. But new research shows that when it comes to business emails, smiley faces don’t have quite the same effect.
As employees head away for a well-deserved summer break, a new survey has identified the business jargon terms most hated by the UK’s office workers.
The UK's CBI has published a report suggesting that people want businesses to ‘junk the jargon’ to bring companies closer to their customers.
A dispute resolution service in New Zealand has seen a 21% increase in enquiries and complaints this year – many of them stemming from poor communication.
The winners of this year's Plain English Awards for Ireland include the company that manages the country's electricity transmission grid.
More than half of car industry customers have been left confused by industry jargon, according to a new poll.
Research conducted by law firm looked at complexity of social media terms and conditions.
Jobseekers have been advised to take extra care checking their CVs for spelling errors, after a new study found that more than two-thirds of British CVs contain spelling mistakes.
The UK Government plans to phase out the use of Latin abbreviations such as 'eg, ie and etc' on its website, replacing them with English alternatives. Should your company do the same?
A new study has found that many UK local government websites are struggling to follow guidelines that stress the importance of plain English in government communications.
A dictionary has revealed that its Word of the Year for 2015 isn't actually a word. It's an emoji.
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An Australian bank has overhauled its small business loan contracts by introducing plain English and cutting the length of the documents.
Researchers have compiled a list of 30 'lost' English words and asked the public to vote for the ones they'd like to see returned to modern life.
Australia’s Department of Human Services has revamped the content of its website to meet plain English standards.
UK supermarket chain Asda is having to reprint 10,000 shopping bags, after spelling 'Isle of Wight' incorrectly.
When it comes to business writing, there's a distinct trend bubbling away – the continued shift towards plain-English writing. And it's a trend that's here to stay.
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