Writing tricks & treats
Writing wicked brilliant content day in and out can be frightful. Fear not, we have a few writing hacks and resources to combat any writing worries and avoid scaring off your audience.
FoR those wHo fear a ty*pe-O
Ensure your writing is error-free with applications like:
For the frightfully wordy
Ask a trusty writing friend what paragraph or what few sentences they'd suggest cutting.
For those who dread sounding like everyone else
Try Related Words to find your next synonym.
For those scared by jargon
Your audience probably is too. Try reading aloud to someone if your sentence feels too jargon-y. We also recommend reading our previous blogs about using plain language and why plain language is important.
To combat the horror of distractions
Here are some apps that can help you Write In Peace:
- Calmly Writer
- iA Writer
For anyone who’s in the dark about the U of M style guidelines
University Relations has resources for you — including a link to our handy U of M editorial style guide.
Happy Halloween from your University Relations team!