Plain language makes it easier for the public to read, understand, and use government communications.Learn more
Law and requirements
Learn about the Plain Writing Act, policy memos, and executive orders that require agencies to use plain language.
Plain language guidelines
Official writing guidelines for understanding your audience, being clear and concise, and testing your content.
August 14, 2019
This 3-hour, in-person training class, will provide an update on plain writing principles and the Plain Writing Act of 2010. You will learn ways to help your agency comply with the Plain Writing Act, and proper techniques to use in completing your work.
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government. We believe that using plain language saves federal agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.
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