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Open University

Open University student’s review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "I’m really impressed with StyleWriter. I bought it to help me with my studying with the Open University. The only ‘problem’ now is that before I would easily use up all the allowed ‘word count’ for answers to questions, now, with the program forcing me to cut out a lot of the waffle, I am coming in under the allowed number of words. The program is forcing me to cut out the waffle and say something useful. Waffling was easy, saying something useful is harder. The program is making me work harder. Oh to be back in the days of waffle – it was all so easy!" – Open University Student. The Open University (OU) is a public research university and the largest university in the United Kingdom by number of students. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. There are also a…

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University of Southern Indiana

University of Southern Indiana's review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "You would think that as a journalism instructor I would not need software to keep my writing simple and direct. I seldom write passively, but, alas, I have wandered into the murk of verbosity. StyleWriter delivered my comeuppance. In the beginning StyleWriter disheartened me, unmasking my waywardness. Then it became a tool, almost a friend. Now it is an opponent to defeat in advance. In short, StyleWriter has become a mentor, a teacher, and a friend. I recommend it to my students and fellow faculty members, and I am pondering requiring it for two upper division courses next year. Though I occasionally hesitate for a few seconds before loading StyleWriter, or loading my opponent’s weapon, I get three “excellent” grades before I start fixing the debris." – Professor at University of Southern Indiana. The University of Southern Indiana is a public university just outside of Evansville, Indiana. Founded in 1965, USI enrolls 9,750 dual credit, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in more than 130 areas of study. Clear,…

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Accountant Magazine

Accountant Magazine’s review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "Using StyleWriter is a real eye-opener. It gives instant analysis and ratings for style, sentence length and passive verbs. My style was consistently rated poor until I started to follow the program’s advice. Now my writing is consistently good and occasionally the program rates it as excellent." – Accountant Magazine The Accountant is the "oldest accountancy journal in the world". It was initially developed as a journal of accountancy issues in the UK, but has since expanded to cover broad global issues. Today, The Accountant is published monthly and reports on a range of topics, including changes in accounting standards, corporate reporting, audit quality, staff shortages, technology, IFRS, succession planning, tax and auditor liability. The Accountant was established in 1874 as a journal for the accountancy profession. Its first publisher was Alfred Gee who wanted the publication to be independent. As the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales explains in its library database, Gee didn't want the magazine to be affiliated with any professional body, although in 1890…

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International Plain Language

The International Plain Language's review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "I’d strongly recommend you look closely at the StyleWriter editing software. It transforms writing into clear, concise and readable style – a style lacking in most documents, including the federal government. This software is so much more useful than the grammar checker… I would not send out a document without using this software. I consider myself a good writer (don’t most of us?). However, I need Stylewriter to remind me when, in the pressure of the moment, I slip and make some style errors I had hoped were eliminated from my writing long ago." – Annetta Cheek – US Government Adviser on Plain Language. Dr Annetta L Cheek Chair, International Plain Language Federation (USA) is one of the founders of both the federal plain language group, PLAIN, and of the Center for Plain Language. She served as chair of both groups. While at the Center, she was instrumental in getting the US Congress to pass the Plain Writing Act of 2010. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires…

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Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators

The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "If the idea of having an unbiased, ever-alert, and knowledgeable companion to help you improve your writing appeals to you, then StyleWriter 4 is definitely worth befriending. At first you may find the volume of advice is daunting, but you have many choices for how deeply you edit, and they are all under your control. You can even ignore its advice, if you think that’s wise. That flexibility alone makes a compelling reason to have this editing tool on your desktop." The Institute of Scientific and Technical Communicators (ISTC) is the largest UK body representing information development professionals. It promotes better scientific and technical communication by: Encouraging professional development Sharing best practices and standards Providing research resources Providing networking opportunities for its members and industry affiliates Promoting technical communication as a profession Continuing professional development (CPD) ISTC members come from virtually every industry and area of society within the UK, as well as internationally, who all need to communicate complex or important information effectively. Join the…

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Plain Language Commission

The Plain Language Commission's review of the Clear Writing Club and StyleWriter: "In more than 30 years of running face-to-face writing courses, I’ve seen nothing as effective as StyleWriter in delivering long-term writing improvement. No other editing software comes close." Martin Cutts. Martin Cutts the Plain Language Commission's Editing Director has worked in the plain-English movement since the mid-1970s. He is one of the most experienced plain-English editors in the UK, with more than 40 years’ work in the field. Professional worldwide editing services and the Clear English Standard Reaching your target audience means using plain and persuasive English. The Plain Language Commission is designed to help businesses, government bodies and individuals improve their written communications. Join the Clear Writing Style Club When you take out membership to our Clear Writing Style  Club you can use the Clear Writing Style seal on your documents and websites.  Once a member, you can put the seal on as many documents as you want if they pass StyleWriter’s Clarity Check by scoring over 70 on the Clarity Index. Clear, concise and profitable writing…

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