Register for our hands-on half-day Plain Language workshop on 11/30/12. Register before 09/30 and receive the early bird rate!
Monday, 10 September 2012

http://stcwdc-plainlanguage.eventbrite.com/

In this hands-on, half-day workshop, you'll get up to speed on the federal plain language legislation, and you'll learn strategies for streamlining your own writing. 

About the Plain Writing Act of 2010, you will learn:

   Which types of federal writing the Act covers

   What federal agencies must do to comply with the law

   Which agencies are in the plain writing vanguard

   Where to find government plain language resources and models

About plain language strategies to improve your own writing, you will learn:

   A two-tier process for editing for conciseness

   How to make your writing scannable

   How, and when, to display information in vertical lists or tables

   How to cut word count by 10 percent, 25 percent, or even 50 percent

   How, and why, to write in active voice

Note: We will do some writing exercises during class. Paper will be provided for these exercises. If you prefer to type, you may bring your laptop.