Web Manager University offers new Plain Language Distance Learning Course starting May 19-June 6

Now that federal agencies are required to train their employees in plain language writing, per the Plain Writing Act of

2010, we’re offering a new distance learning course on Plain Language, Write Great Web Content: Plain Language in Action.

This four-part pilot course is a great opportunity for you to help shape plain language training for future participants. You’ll also gain powerful tools to train people at your agency.

Are you a web content writer, manager, or editor? This course will provide you with what you’ve often said you need: practical guidance on writing plain language web content, examples of effective content, and the opportunity to practice your writing skills on your own content.

In this hands-on online course we’ll introduce you to the principles of plain language web writing and the requirements of the law. You’ll learn how to write content that search engines can find and people can use. You’ll get practical instruction on writing concisely and using concrete wording and active voice. During the course, you’ll write and revise your own web content. And you’ll share your work with the instructor and other course participants, receiving practical, useful feedback.

If you’re a government employee (Federal, state or local) and would like to be a part of our pilot course, please visit http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/wmu/spring2011/write-great-web-content.shtml

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