Avoid jargon if you can. Sometimes you have no choice.

It makes your writing difficult to understand and puts readers off. Jargon confuses readers and in many cases jargon is ambiguous – always a sign of poor communication. It puts a barrier between you and your readers.

Where you can, simply drop the jargon term. Use easily understood descriptive words and phrases instead.

When you can’t avoid a jargon term give your reader a short definition in plain English.

If possible add an example to illustrate the definition.

Can you write about management without jargon featured ‘participative management’ as an unavoidable jargon term.

I explained this as:

Participative management, a way of running things where the workers take part in decision-making.

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