There's nothing like seeing for yourself. Look at a variety of plain-language examples, including legal documents, award–winners' products, and a hilarious overview of good writing gone bad in our humor section.
Legal Documents Take a look at examples of plain-language legal writing from a variety of sources, including the federal government, state governments, private sources in the United States, and sources from outside the United States.
Award-Winners Many organizations give awards for their writing. We've chosen a few examples from the public and private sectors to show you their variety.
Humorous Examples Humorous material helps illustrate plain language principles. Some of the humor on this page is unintentional, the result of blunders people make racing through their day. Some is just for fun. Enjoy!
Unofficial Examples (Created for Training) We've taken lots of bad (mostly government) examples and show you how they should have been done. But remember, we took the initiative and did not wait for (or request) agency approval of these re-writes.