The January issue of my newsletter, Wordnerdery, looks at the terms governing my relationship with Mailchimp, which sends the newsletter. More specifically, it looks at the definitions, presented in typical legal style: Full Term, duly capitalized (“Short Term,” in quotes and capitalized).
Running the section through the Hemingway app showed Mailchimp wrote it at a “post graduate” level, typical of dense academic papers. I rewrote it, starting with breaking up eight looooong sentences and turning them into 18 shorter, livelier, easier-to-understand explanations. The rewrite came in at Grade 9, considered “Good.”
See the before and after in January Wordnerdery. And do share *your* Befores that need an After. I’m always looking for good (bad) examples!
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