How the US Government is Avoiding Gobbledygook with Plain Language

The purpose of the Plain Writing Act of 2010 is to mandate the use of clear and simple English writing for all federal agencies. Here’s how it’s being used.

Source: www.contentrules.com

This is a fantastic article by Val Swisher of Content Rules. I’m so glad to see that plain language is slowly but surely starting to take over! I never understood the need for writing in a way other than in plain language, especially when it came to legal terms. Perhaps ancient lawyers wanted a way to show off their higher education to sound more important, but it made law more complicated for the common person. This is a step in the right direction. 

–techcommgeekmom

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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