Spot. Name. Fix.

Learn the 36 mistakes that account for 95% of bad writing—and how to fix them for good. Eliminate bad writing habits. Slash writing time. Produce compelling content.

  • Increase speed

    Whether you’re producing reports, emails, job applications or social media—write quickly and effectively to influence and persuade any reader.

  • Show intelligence

    Write with clarity and impact to ensure your intelligence is visible instantly to others. Fix poor writing to uncover its value.

  • Build confidence

    Write without auto-correct. Learn how to spot, name and fix all mistakes—and become a stronger writer for life.

Learn your way

  • Read

    Get detailed explanations of the 36 problems at the core of bad writing.

  • Watch

    View carefully animated videos that give fresh insight into each problem.

  • Practice

    Apply what you learn to expand your skills as a writer and editor.

No artificial intelligence required

Write plain language content that is equitable, inclusive and respectful of diverse audiences.

One payment. Lifetime access.

For more information on how to purchase the course, contact us at [email protected], or call 613-683-4100.

Backdraft is product of Stiff. Stiff is a member of PLAIN, an association that brings together plain language supporters and practitioners from around the world.