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Much about using plain language is easy. Well, it’s not necessarily quick, and there is a lot to remember. But the principles and the techniques are straightforward. No surprise, the hardest part is people. Last month I flew down to Atlanta to teach a class. I usually ask for samples, just so I can get … Continue reading Lessons from Plain Language Office Hours, from the PLAIN Co-chair
By Gabrielle Perret What is plain writing? According to the Plain Writing Act of 2010, the term ‘‘plain writing’’ means writing that is clear, concise, well-organized, and follows other best practices appropriate to the subject or field and intended audience. Plain writing improves the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting … Continue reading Plain Language Resources
Working on Capitol Hill in the office of my hometown Member of Congress was an incredible honor that gave me the opportunity to meet people from all over the country, hear their stories, and share ideas about government and public policy. We covered everything under the sun, but most meetings focused on how Congress can … Continue reading Meeting with Members of Congress