Workplace writing

Creating Easy to Read Documents: Plain Language Guidelines for the Trucking Industry (2009)

This guide is intended for anybody responsible for creating workplace materials used by professional drivers and other employees working and learning in the trucking industry.

The authors begin by explaining what plain language and workplace materials are. From there, they go on to discuss identifying the target audience; determining what information the audience needs; and organizing that information for the target audience.

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2012-10-25

The Clear Writer's Hit Squad [Video - 15:52] (2009)

This video takes an amusing approach to the subject of clear writing for the workplace.

It begins with a writing “hit squad” bursting in on a manager as he writes another jargon-filled, overly complicated memo to his employees. The manager learns that while his writing is grammatically correct, it is anything but clear.

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2012-05-17

Casino Writing Skills: Essential Skills for the Gaming Industry (2010)

This document is one in a series of seven workbooks designed to help new and potential employees in the gaming industry improve their essential skills.

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2012-02-13

New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills Curriculum: Course 11 (2010)

Writing at Work

This document is part of the curriculum developed through the New Brunswick Aboriginal Workplace Essential Skills (NBAWES) project to help Aboriginal adults improve their literacy skills and their employability.

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2011-12-20

Clear Language Guide for the Food Services Industry (2010)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

Focusing specifically on the food services industry, this guide helps the user to prepare clear, readable workplace documents.

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2011-09-07

Clear Language Guide for the Construction Industry (2011)

This document is housed on the Hammond & Associates website: http://www.hammondassociatesinc.com.

In this guide, specifically aimed at the construction industry, the author offers a guide to preparing clear, readable workplace documents.

The guide is divided into five sections, summed up in the acronym CLEAR: Clarify the message; Learn about your readers; Expand your idea; Apply the principles; and Review your work.

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2011-09-06

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for ESL Instructors (2009)

This guide is intended for ESL instructors who wish to use Essential Skills in the ESL classroom to enrich and support language acquisition, as well as communicative competence. It also provides ESL instructors with ideas that highlight the transferability of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Essential Skills.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Trainers (2009)

This guidebook was developed by the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks (CCLB) to help immigrants meet employment goals in the Canadian workplace by enhancing the understanding of Essential Skills (ES) for facilitators who work with immigrants.

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2009-07-03

Language for Work: CLB and Essential Skills for Job Analysts (2009)

The purpose of this guide is to help job analysts improve the recording and communicating of language tasks related to occupations, further benefiting all users of these documents. It begins with a brief overview of ESP and NOS research and applications. The information found in the latter half of the guide takes analysts through the language demands of tasks they

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2009-07-03

On the Job: Document Use (2006)

Document Use is one of the most important skills in the workplace but one of the most overlooked skills when it comes to preparing people for work. Documents are everywhere – they convey safety information and important warnings to staff, record daily routines, list items, track expenses, and on and on.

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2009-06-30

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