Monday, 10 May 2010

How to write clearly

Whether you are a lawyer or not, we can all write more clearly.

This guide from the European Commission is intended for all writers of English at the European Commission – but I think it is useful where ever you are.


The document is full of hints – not rules – that will help you to write clearly and make sure your message ends up: “in your readers’ brains, not in their bins”.


It is very easy to read and quite interesting!

Another useful resource provided by the EU Translation team is a page of online glossaries for each language of the EU, very helpful for technical terms.

1 comment:

marianne said...

Useful post, thanks!