As I motored along this morning with NPR on the radio, I heard this story “And The Award For Convoluted Legalese Goes to….”
As my livelihood is all about not writing convoluted anything, my ears perked up and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it.
Here’s a little tidbit from it:
Mr. MALKI: …I definitely acknowledge that there are legal terms that need to be portrayed, you know, certain guidelines laid out in a very clear and legal way in case it’s ever contested. However, there are a lot of freelance writers who need some work. And they could easily be hired.
Ms. CHEEK: Right. Writing clearly is not easy. And I think writing is one of those things that many people think I don’t need an expert; I can do it myself. But I think it is something that needs an expert, particularly when you have a team of technical people and legal people, I think a critical third member of that team is someone who knows how to write clearly. And very often that team member is not there at all.
Hear the rest of the story at NPR.
I am a clear writer. I don’t like reading things that only make life harder, and if you are suffering with this sort of writing in your business or life, you should call me. I can help.