RE: Readability and techwriting

Subject: RE: Readability and techwriting
From: "Gillespie, Stephen (Contractor)" <Stephen -dot- Gillespie -at- Persnet -dot- Navy -dot- Mil>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 12:15:51 -0500


To answer Fred Hone's question about readability 'formulae':

No, Fred, we don't check readability here (we write for the Gov't ;-), but I
recall from college the standard tests are the Flesch-Kincaid, Gunning, SMOG
(Simple Measure of Gobbledygook), and a newer one - Fry's Reababilty Graph.

A simple Google search for 'readability' can get you many sources ...

Steve Gillespie

Sr Technical Writer
Science & Engineering Associates, Inc
Naval Personnel Command
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-310

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