Training services and resources
- We believe training is essential for successful integration of plain language into your project or organization.
- Plain language is a process that involves planning, testing, getting user or reader feedback, clear writing, editing and design. We recommend a team approach - involving authors, designers, client-support staff, and consultants to guide your through the project and provide insights.
- We have worked on large government, industry-specific, education-oriented, and legal projects. We have delivered coaching and training services in-person and virtually. Get in touch to find out how our training services can help you meet your goals.
- The booklet to the right is now available for free download.
Individual coaching can be tailored to your needs.
Training workshops & consultations
Or, let me design a workshop tailored to your organization's needs.
Plain Train Online Course
PlainTrain, the Plain Language Online Training Program, was created by Cheryl Stephens, based on the Government of Canada training resources for plain language. Here you will find helpful tips and techniques for improving your communication skills with the use of plain language.
This program consists of 8 topic sections.
To begin, click HERE.
The instructional material is adapted from
Plain Language: Clear and Simple
and the associated Trainer's Guide, publications of the now-defunct National Literacy Secretariat - Human Resources Development Canada.
Iva Cheung has now made these print materials available for free download. Check here.
Canada's Plain Language Guidelines: http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tcdnstyl-chap?lang=eng&lettr=chapsect13&info0=13
U.S. Government Plain Language Guidelines: www.plainlanguage.gov
U.K. Government Plain Language Guidelines:
Jacob Nielsen's Usability 101: useit.com/alertbox/20030825.html
Plain Train: plainlanguagenetwork.org/plaintrain/digest.html
Plain Language Association International: plainlanguagenetwork.org
LinkedIn Plain Language Advocates Group: linkedin.com/groups/Plain-Language-Advocates
International Plain Language Day October 13, 2014: iplday.org
PLAIN 2013 Conference: plain2013.org
Plain Language Wizardry Bookstore: www.lulu.com/spotlight/email1058