Have you thought about the reading level of your work?

Editing_and_proofreading_blog_707This post has some interesting analysis of the reading levels of some famous texts. The analysis is useful, but what I find fascinating is the author’s reaction to it.

Most of us are familiar with the idea that a skilled person makes the task look easy. A properly trained plumber does the job in the time a DIYer would be working out which spanner to use. A professional sports player can control where the ball goes nearly every time.

So why are we surprised when we find that good writers make their work easier to read? They have something to say, and they say it elegantly, so you can’t see the amount of work involved in it.

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I am a freelance editor and proofreader. I work with a wide range of clients, from companies to self publishing authors. I can help you to communicate clearly in print or on line by providing a fresh pair of eyes, carrying out a final check, or by suggesting ideas to improve the flow of your message.
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