Category Archives: writing

How to write in plain English

Did you know that … 80% of lawyers think their writing is above average when in fact … only 5% of their clients agree! Yesterday, Sarah Fox, 500 word lawyer, spoke to my Birmingham KN-UK group on writing in plain … Continue reading

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Raising your professional profile with journalists

Many PSLs are responsible for their department’s knowledge-based marketing, which often focuses on written articles about technical aspects of the law, but should you be improving your relationship with journalists? If so, how do you know what they want from … Continue reading

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Writing in plain English (Part 4 of 4)

  Yesterday Sarah gave us a really useful acronym – write – to improve the process of our writing. Today, in our last discussion, I asked her to drill down some more on how to write clearly and what to … Continue reading

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Writing in plain English (Part 3)

In this series of posts I’ve asked Sarah Fox, 500 word lawyer, all about her thoughts on how lawyers and others can write more clearly, whether that is for legal documents, emails to clients or marketing materials. Previously I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Another reason why your KM database may not be working…

I read an interesting article in the Guardian at the weekend, in which Oliver Burkeman considered psychologist Steven Pinker’s book “The sense of style”. Athough this mightn’t seem relevant initially (it is a book about writing styles rather than KM) … Continue reading

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