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22 October, 2020

10 key takeaways from our webinar on clear writing

If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with Ethos CRS October webinar on clear writing, with Kate Wall, Chas Savage, Dr Amanda Laugesen and Chris Hammer, here are 10 key takeaways: The point of writing clearly is to have people focus on the content and not on the […]
20 October, 2020

Government communication in the age of social media

The rapid technological changes that have occurred over the past few decades are creating unique challenges for governments everywhere, transforming how they communicate and engage with citizens In this changing world, how do governments develop responsive, effective information campaigns, while managing a dialogue with their citizen audience? Before the advent […]
19 October, 2020

It’s okay to use the passive voice. Just make sure you know why.

One of the best known rules of plain language writing is ‘Avoid the passive voice’. As George Orwell said, wagging his finger sternly: ‘Never use the passive when you can use the active.’  Really? Not at all? Not one teensy-weensy little passive? Surely a construction that’s survived in English for […]
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