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06 May 2011

Write's helping to shape winners!

Congratulations to Miles Crawford who won the Plain Language Commission’s recent competition that asked for a rewrite of a piece of gobbledygook.

We are especially proud of Miles as he’d participated in one of our writing workshops just before he submitted his winning entry.

The competition specifically asked readers to spot the error and the structural problem with the following bullet-pointed list.
If you use your account to make payments when you:
  • do not have enough money in your account and have not agreed a planned
    overdraft with us, or
  • the payment takes you over the limit of your planned overdraft;
you may have to pay bank fees as a result.
Our earlier blog ‘Just give it to me in Bullet Points’ may have been a good place for the original writer to start.

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