How to avoid confusing your readers with Jargon


Here is a great post about avoiding the use of jargon in your writing.

Jean's Writing

Today’s letter in the A-Z Challenge J. 

J= Jargon

jargonLast April I did a tiny post about the definition of Jargon. Man oh man, I didn’t realize how much there was to learn about this word. Thanks to all the great writers out there, I’ve learned a lot over the past year.

One of the biggest things I’ve learned is how confused a reader can become when this is overdone.

Recently, I felt this confusion and frustration first hand. Reading a book by a UK author became more of a chore than enjoyment. 

Why? Because the book was riddled with words I didn’t understand. This required me to stop and look up the definition so that I could get the gist of what was happening. Had the author reduced some of the jargon or at least added an explanation, I might have stuck with the book. 

What I learned about writing with or…

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