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Plain and Clear Language

Tomorrow is International Plain Language Day! The theme is ‘Let’s be clear!’ The following infographic was developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) in Ireland. Here are five online resources with more information: Clear Writing and Design: a reader-friendly handbook Making it clear: A Clear Language and design screen and checklist Plain language: a… Read more

ClearMark Awards

Every year since 2010, the Center for Plain Language presents ClearMark Awards for clarity and simplicity in plain language communication to consumers. All entries are created by North American companies, governments and organizations. This year, awards were presented in 14 categories, including digital as well as print resources. The 2018 winners have been announced. And,… Read more

Plain Language in Business

Today is International Plain Language Day. The theme is “Improving Customer Relations“. Try the following plain language quiz from Grammarly, Can You Translate Business Jargon to Plain Language? (Click the image to go to the quiz.) You can find information on applying plain language principles to business writing in Writing at Work: how to write… Read more

Clear language cookbook

The NWT Literacy Council in partnership with the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and the NWT/Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program created Great Food for Northern Cooks: Clear and Easy Recipes. It uses ingredients that are available in northern communities, and is a good example of an easy to read cookbook with lots of illustrations.

International Plain Language Day

Today is International Plain Language Day! Plain language is reader-friendly, clear communication that the intended readers can understand. Writing is in plain language if the words, layout, and design are so clear that your audience can find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information to meet their needs. The following video… Read more