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Fight the FOG – A Quick Guide by the European Commission

A timeless resource by the EC.

European Commission launched Fight the FOG campaign almost a decade ago. I remember the first time I saw it on the Internet. This document was one of the first inspirations for Dragoman to build internal style guides, client profiles, quick reference sheets.

Summary:

This┬ámanual condenses┬áinsightful information in only┬á12 pages. It starts with “putting the reader first.” Key suggestions include:

– use verbs, not nouns

– active verbs, not passive

– be concrete, not abstract

– make sure your sentences have strong endings (word order)

– keep it short┬áand┬ásimple

Find the full manual together with other guidelines published by the EU institutions on this link. You will be requested to share the link on Linkedin and the files will be automatically downloaded to your computer.

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