Clear communication

Plain Language - The International Pilgrimage (2002)

Religion has nothing to do with plain language, right? Christine masterminded the Steering Committee's surprise entrance to the PLAIN 2002 conference in pilgrim garb. We often forget the international sweep of our movement. Christine's opening speech was an around-the-world and across-disciplines voyage to explore the heart of plain language.

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2002-01-01

Write For Your Reader (2002)

This handbook gives you the tools to write or edit your documents in plain language. This project also produced A Plain Language Audit Tool (http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/plainlng/auditool/cover.htm) as a separate document.

If you have questions about plain language or this handbook, contact:

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2002-01-01

Reading Effectiveness Tool (1999)

Clear Language and Design (CLAD)

This is a link to a website which provides a tool for determining the reading level of documents.

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1999-01-01

Online Thesaurus (1999)

This is a link to a website designed to provide writers with cleaner, simpler words or phrases through an online thesaurus.

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1999-01-01

Ask an Expert (1999)

Clear Language and Design (CLAD)

This is a link to a website designed to assist anyone interested in writing in clear/plain language...'how to use clarity and precision to get your message across.'

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1999-01-01

Directory of Plain Language Health Information (1999)

The purpose of the Directory is to help Canadian health professionals locate excellent examples of plain language health information on a variety of subjects. A list of 375 titles from 50 organizations is presented. As well, the Introduction tells readers how and why we chose the resources that are listed. The Appendices provide basic plain language and clear design tips.

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1999-01-01

Plain English Campaign, UK (2002)

George and John talked about language and empowerment - giving consumers the information they need to run their lives effectively and safely. They gave examples of baffling communication, and explained why people use complicated language. They discussed some of the myths that surround the term "plain language" and showed how the techniques go beyond just crafting the words.

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1994-05-26

CAC Resource Booklet (1991)

Literacy checklist for banks.

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1990-01-01

Plain Language Checklist (1994)

This is a list of questions to ask yourself when preparing a document in plain language. It also contains guides with some tips to help you simplify your writing.

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1990-01-01

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