Plain Language Writing Workshop – Six Strategies for Cleaning the Clutter From Your Writing: December 8, 2010

by | Nov 22, 2010 | Plain Language Writing Courses, Writing Matters Blog | 0 comments

In honor of the Plain Writing Act of 2010, we are offering a practical, hands-on, half-day workshop on strategies for writing in plain language. Register now to join us for this workshop on December 8, 2010 in Silver Spring, Maryland. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use clear, accurate wording that will help your reader do what you ask and understand what you mean. Spend an afternoon brushing up your own writing skills and learn how to improve the documents you edit for others.

You will learn:

  • How to tailor your writing to your readers’ needs
  • 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

You should attend this workshop if you:

  • Value clarity in written communication
  • Need to improve your writing skills
  • Want to be able to explain to colleagues why their writing needs to be edited
  • Are interested in how the Plain Writing Act of 2010 will affect writing in the government and beyond

You will receive:

  • A notebook containing course exercises and resources
  • Before-and-after examples that show the power of a plain language rewrite
  • A plain language resource list

Contact me at 301-989-9583 or for more information or to learn about a tuition discount for enrolling three or more people from your organization.

— Leslie O’Flahavan

Tags: Plain language, Writing training


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