James Hurford commented on 20 tips for writing wellI've recently written a couple of articles about Plain language:
• Plain language – a legal requirement in South Africa
• Warren Buffett's guide to writing in plain English
James Hurford commented on 20 tips for writing wellMaybe they should be Colleen?
Not a bad idea at all.
James Hurford commented on 20 tips for writing wellAgreed.
But by how much they are destroying the English language, I don't know?
James Hurford commented on 20 tips for writing wellLiteracy rates in South Africa are shockingly low.
30% of adults are functionally illiterate (ELRU).
One of the causes of this is the lack of money to fund education.
Although up to 20% of the nation's budget is spent on educational programmes, resources are not sufficient to provide every learner with the opportunity to become a confident reader and writer.
While this is certainly a key factor, specialists also point out that South Africa does not have a "reading culture."
James Hurford commented on Plain language - legal requirement in SAAgreed.
It's quite common in the financial services sector.
James Hurford commented on Plain language - legal requirement in SAI wonder who that would have been?
If you find out, let me know.
[James Hurford] One of the world's most famous and successful investors - Warren Buffett, prefers to write in plain English. He wrote the preface in the Plain English Handbook, published by the US Securities and Exchange Commission - which gives some useful advice...