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    The Center for Plain Language is holding the following workshops: Writing for the web, and How to use visual cues in plain language writing. Workshops will be held at 12:30 pm, at the National Press Club on April, 16, 2013. Each workshop is $95.
    Writing for the Web
    Dr. Kath Straub, Director, and Dr. Annetta L. Cheek, Board Chair, Center for Plain Language
    People use the web to get information about your organization more than any other source today. Do you know how well your content works?

    In this workshop you will learn how to create useful and usable web content.Through lively presentation using real examples we’ll review concepts, best practices, and testing methods used by experienced plain language writers and content strategists.
    By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you can create content that people can find, understand, and use effectively.

    How to use visual cues in plain language writing
    Josiah Fisk, More Carrot
    Simple visual cues can give a tremendous boost to readability — or can undermine it, often significantly. In this workshop, you’ll learn what the most important visual cues are, how to use them effectively, and how to avoid the problems that can come from failing to pay attention to what your visual cues are saying. There will also be an introduction to information design for plain language writers plus hands-on exploration of the differences between graphic design and information design.

    Visit to register!

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