Re: readability scores

Subject: Re: readability scores
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 08:56:35 -0800

Felice Albala wrote:

While I normally consult as a validation TW, I took (and left) a permanent position a couple of years ago at one the Big Pharma companies as a Medical Program Documentation Specialist writing Informed Consent Forms to be given to prospective participants in clinical trials. The docs could have no more than a 6th grade Flesch-Kincaid score

Fun fact: The 6th-grade reading level is considered to be the lowest level for which written instructions are appropriate.

Not sorry for the late response :-P

Ned Bedinger
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