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Plain Language in Plain English By Cheryl Stephens
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This book shows you how to write for customers and clients in language that’s easy to understand. It is a thorough companion to the writing process, with comprehensive guidance and advice on... More > understanding your readers, planning and creating your text, and presenting your words in a good design. The contributor list reads like a who’s who of plain language experts. Plain Language in Plain English is a valuable resource for governments, businesses, service providers, and professionals in any field to improve their communication. From organizational guidelines, literacy awareness, and reader expectations, to effective speaking strategies for presentations, Plain Language in Plain English, is a comprehensive tool to have in your “communication toolbox.”< Less
Plain Language Legal Writing By Cheryl Stephens
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A complete guide to clean, precise and understandable legal writing So many books give you advice that turns out to be hollow: "know your audience," "structure your writing." The... More > real strength in Plain Language Legal Writing is how, throughout, Stephens provides clear instructions on how to accomplish what she's recommending. Instead of just telling you to plan what you're going to write, she walks you step-by-step through the planning. Instead of telling you to consider your audience before writing, she describes in detail the sorts of audiences a legal document might have (more than you'd expect!) and how to best meet their needs. Plain Language Legal Writing will help you produce documents that people are willing to read and able to understand. More: PlainLanguageLegalWriting.comOther versions: e-book< Less
Plain Language Legal Writing By Cheryl Stephens
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A complete guide to clean, precise and understandable legal writing So many books give you advice that turns out to be hollow: "know your audience," "structure your writing." The... More > real strength in Plain Language Legal Writing is how, throughout, Stephens provides clear instructions on how to accomplish what she's recommending. Instead of just telling you to plan what you're going to write, she walks you step-by-step through the planning. Instead of telling you to consider your audience before writing, she describes in detail the sorts of audiences a legal document might have (more than you'd expect!) and how to best meet their needs. Plain Language Legal Writing will help you produce documents that people are willing to read and able to understand. More: PlainLanguageLegalWriting.com Other versions: paperback< Less
Plain Language in Organizations: An Action Plan By Cheryl Stephens, Kate Harrison Whiteside
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This book gives you an action plan for plain language success. If you wonder where to start your plain language program, let the extensive plain language experience of the authors guide you through... More > the maze of choices. The authors give you directions from drafting your plan, through applying it to everything from memos to websites, to creating a team that will take the strategy to a successful finish. From the Plain Language Wizardry Series< Less
Website Usability: A Plain Language Toolbox By Cheryl Stephens, Kate Harrison Whiteside
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Websites–like any medium of communication–benefit from the solutions plain language offers. Website Accessibility: A Plain Language Toolkit–the second book in the Plain Language... More > Wizardry Series–removes the fog that can surround planning, creating content, designing, and testing websites. It offers clear guidelines, tips, and examples. The authors’ advice is accompanied by links to actual web sites that exhibit good practices. Using tried and tested plain language practices, the Toolkit gives you a roadmap for success whether you are just beginning to create a website or re-launching an existing one.< Less