Monday, May 2, 2011

Safety warnings (2)

Clear writing is crucial in a safety warning. People who write safety warnings should be especially diligent.

For example, a recent article in The Wall Street Journal discusses the clarity of medicine labels. Many patients don’t understand them, and the results of their misunderstanding are sometimes life-threatening.

The Takeaway: Read the article; it demonstrates how easy it is for a writer of safety warnings to incorrectly assume that what he wrote will be clear to all readers.

See disclaimer.

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