Lessons from Plain Language Office Hours, from the PLAIN Co-chair

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

Plain Language Resources

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