Jargon has an appropriate audience and is better used as a quick form of communication with the right people than as a display of expertise around the wrong people.
Posts Tagged: plain language
Let’s look at a few Plain Writing Act guidelines to consider as you produce your agency’s content. Your readers are counting on you.
Communicating with a public that may not trust us requires a subtle approach.
Fact sheets are a good way to deliver information concisely. Avoid some common pitfalls.
Here are some quotes from many of America’s great thinkers and doers as inspiration for your Fourth of July holiday.
I believe taking inspiration from the wonderful world of sports can equip us to be better government leaders. Want to be a champion? Want to turn your workplace team into a dynasty for the ages? Here are three key areas where we can learn from our favorite coaches, players, and sports personalities.
When partners suggested we come up with a way to describe the process of getting on Schedule using plain language, GSA’s 18F and IT Schedule 70 teamed up and took on that challenge.
You may not realize it, but your favorite fiction or shows can also teach us a lot about effective government communications, and more specifically about plain language.
Simplifying language while preserving the technical underpinnings of a message can be a challenge — especially when you get pushback from your more technically-minded colleagues. Here are some things to emphasize to make sure plain language stays alive and well at your agency.
In this post, I hope to acclimate you to a few of the resources that are housed at PlainLanguage.gov so that you will learn to integrate the guidance into your own work as well as to navigate the site on your own.