If there’s one industry with a reputation for impenetrable language, it’s the legal profession. In fact, even some of the most negative terms people use to criticize complex writing come from the legal industry. Be honest: Words like “legalese” and “fine print” are rarely used to describe a positive reading experience.
And, don’t think it’s just lawyers who are tough critics. The medical industry might run a very close second. Finance, IT and – of course – government are also prime suspects when it comes to “murdering” the language.
Whatever your field, a great deal of your marketing, content and other communications are most likely intended to be read by regular folks unfamiliar with your arcane lawyering, doctoring, financing, wizarding (or whatever) ways.