Most people who attended professional school know how to write. But they know how to write for a professional, technical audience. Writing for a lay audience on the internet is a far different proposition. This is why we’ve shared some of our best tips for web writing over the past few months.
Today I want to share two editing tools for writers that can smooth the transition from more technical writing to web writing.
The Flesh-Kincaid Grade Level Readability Formula
The first tool is the Fleisch-Kincaid Grade Level Readability Formula. This formula evaluates a written passage and assigns it a reading level. A passage given an 8.4 is readable by an 8th grader, while a passage given 11.9 is most appropriate for a 12th grader. The scale takes into account the number of words per sentence and the number of syllables per word. Here’s the formula: [Read more…]