Using Readability Scores to Improve Your Bid

Microsoft Word can calculate the readability of your document and will award a score according to a given test.

The system is a bit artificial but it can be useful when smoothing out differences between multiple contributors to a single document. For business writing, you should aim for 60 – 70 on the Flesch Reading Ease test or 7.0 – 8.0 on the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level test.