A wealth of information awaits you. Read a book or journal
article. Take a course. Find a persuasive quote on the value
of plain language. All this and much more can be found in
our resource area.
Articles, and Journals
There are a variety of books, articles, and journals that
provide different perspectives on the value of plain language
in areas as diverse as science, government regulation, and
law. Find useful writing tips and fresh points of view from
today’s plain language innovators.
Take Plain Language
Plain-language training is available in many forms—from traditional instructor-led training to correspondence
courses and computer-based training. This page provides
links to some of the plain-language training resources we
have found. If you know of any resources we overlooked, please
let us know.
Are you trying to persuade your colleagues or your boss
that it’s a good idea to use plain language? Try sharing
the thoughts and advice of famous (and not-so-famous) people
who believe plain language is important.
Do you need to present a training class on plain language?
These materials will help you. Or we may be able to come
to your agency and present a half-day program free. You
must pay any travel expenses. If you're interested, contact