Awesome Download: Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective

by | Oct 28, 2010 | Plain Language Writing Courses, Writing Matters Blog | 2 comments

Government communicators have produced something wonderful, again. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has just published an 11-chapter downloadable Toolkit for Making Written Material Clear and Effective:

“The Toolkit includes detailed guidelines for writing, graphic design, and culturally appropriate translation from English into other languages.  It includes a book-length guide to methods of testing written material with readers, and covers special topics in writing and design.  These special topics include cautions about using readability formulas to assess material, things to know if your material is for older adults, a comparison of written material on websites versus written material in printed formats, and an extended “before and after” example of using the Toolkit guidelines to revise a brochure.”

I really liked:

Take a look and let me know what you think and how you might use this Toolkit.

— Leslie O’Flahavan

Tags: Plain language, Style guides


  1. Thanks 🙂

  2. Glad you like this resource, Rildo!

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