Tell it to me straight

January 9 is Word Nerd Day To celebrate Word Nerd Day on Janaury 9, 2019 (today) here’s a story from my childhood compared to the new way of writing in the business world today. As a kid, I read the dictionary. My dad bragged to my teachers about that. He was impressed by people with…

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Exploring “Jargogle” on Trivia Day

Shedding some clarity on trivia for Trivia Day, which is on January 4th. The day celebrates the entertainment value of trivia. We understand trivia to mean information of little value. Celebrating today are the people who remember these tidbits of information and enjoy sharing them. The original meaning of the word trivia contrasts with its…

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International Plain Language Day

Today, October 13th, is International Plain Language Day. Every year the occasion celebrates successful efforts to communicate important information to those who need it most.   Too often enterprises and governments devote too little time and money to ensure their communications are working.   Our goal must be effective communication because, as Rolo May has…

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skritswap $500k USD Pre-Seed Round

skritswap is pleased to announce a USD $500,000 pre-seed financing round led by Unshackled Ventures, a Silicon Valley based, early-stage fund. The funding will be used to refine customer acquisition strategies and increase the automated conversion of complex language into everyday language.   Since skritswap’s inception, Founder and CEO Melissa Kargiannakis has brought in over…

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Welcome Cheryl Stephens

Skritswap is pleased to announce that Cheryl Stephens has joined the team as of July 2018. Cheryl brings her extensive plain language knowledge and we are happy to have her join us: Cheryl Stephens is a leader in the plain language movement, who is known as an innovator. She co-founded Plain Language Association books about plain…

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Blasting off with Boost VC

Skritswap is pleased to announce a 6-figure investment from Adam Draper’s venture capital firm Boost VC in Silicon Valley. Boost VC only funds 5% of applicants and skritswap joins 20 other companies added to the portfolio as part of Tribe 11. skritswap’s Founder & CEO, Melissa Kargiannakis, emphasizes the weight of this accomplishment: “Of all venture…

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Welcome Chris Pagnutti

Skritswap is pleased to announce that Chris Pagnutti has joined the team as of January 2018. Chris brings a strong full stack development background and we are delighted to have him join us: Chris is a full-stack software developer and devops engineer.  He has built applications end-to-end for many multi-national brands including, Verizon Wireless, IBM,…

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Welcome Darren Redfern

skritswap is pleased to announce that Darren Redfern has joined the team as of January 2018.  He brings a wealth of experience and we are lucky to have him on board as CTO. Darren has active been in the technology industry for thirty years, including many years at the executive level. For much of that…

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