Thursday, June 7, 2012

Principles of clear drafting

The Parliamentary Counsel Office's site includes a section on principles of clear drafting. Their concern is legislation but there is good advice here for everyone: make sentences simple and logical; use the simplest word that conveys the meaning; get to the main point (from the reader’s point of view) early.
Definitely worth a look. The document is easy to read - proof that they know what they are talking about.