Do you dread writing? Do you look with horror on the prospect of writing content for websites, blogs, newsletters, articles, press releases, or email? Is your trash can a graveyard of dead drafts?
Join me this Halloween to learn the magic that will dispel these writing fears!
If your audience is the public—citizens or customers — then the Plain Writing Act of 2010 applies to you. The law says that the federal government must use plain language in any document that:
- Is necessary for obtaining any federal government benefit or service or filing taxes
- Provides information about an federal government benefit or service
- Explains to the public how to comply with a requirement that the federal government administers or enforces
That’s a big job. How do you get there? It may have been years since your last writing class. And what does plain language mean, anyway?
On October 31, 2012, at 2-3 p.m. EDT, GSA’s Digital Gov University will offer a free webinar, “Essentials of Plain Language”. Join us to learn about the high points of plain writing:
- Plain writing principles
- Strategies and tactics for making content plain
- Before-and-after examples
- How the Plain Writing Act of 2010 affects government agencies
- Where to get additional plain language training and resources
Want to learn more?