In the posts that follow, I'll give you some ideas for developing a clear, understandable writing style that is free of clutter. Some of the benefits of a clear writing style are these:
- The reader will move beyond your first paragraph to the second, then deeper into the piece, without becoming annoyed at you;
- You will develop an authoritative voice that will make it seem that you're an expert, even if you're not;
- You will become invaluable to those you work for.
Many people have difficulty writing clearly. In the posts that follow, I'll try to identify some of the problems that lead to a poor style. Sometimes, a writing style can be fixed with only minor adjustments. Even if not, we should all work on improving our writing.