Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Plain Language in Plain English: A Book and Reference Guide to Use Plain Language Effectively


What is plain language? And how can I use it effectively?

Plain Language in Plain English clearly explains the fundamental elements of plain language and its benefits for everyone inside and outside the workplace. Its 18 international contributors, all leaders in the movement, are led by Cheryl Stephens and her 20 years of experience in promoting plain language.

I had the pleasure of being a contributing author to this book, working collaboratively with Cheryl and her team of contributors.

It was a wonderful experience and the effort and expertise have transformed into a book and reference guide to use plain language effectively.

In the book, you will discover the principles and use of plain language from the inside out, from how to encourage and implement a plain language policy at work to identifying your audience and defining your purpose to captivate your readers’ and listeners’ attention and understanding.

Moreover, Plain Language in Plain English uses empathy, compassion, scientific research, and proven techniques for you and your organization to help people understand your important messages. From organizational guidelines, healthcare awareness, legal documents, and marketing, to effective speaking strategies for presentations and meetings, Plain Language in Plain English is a comprehensive tool to have in your “communication toolbox”.