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Plain English Service

Plain English Service

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Published by: WorldReachPR on Feb 03, 2011
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Plain English Service
National Adult Literacy Agency
(01) 855 4332 literacy@nala.ie www.nala.ie
 
Plain English: what it is and whyyou should use it
Plain English is a way of producing written material so thatyou:
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write clearly, accurately and concisely;
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consider your reader when you write;
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keep jargon to a minimum and useeveryday words; and
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present your information clearly.
 
It is worth using plain English for a numberof reasons.
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It improves the quality of your written material,by making it more direct and personal.
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It saves you time and money – clear writing andlayout reduce misunderstandings and errors.
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It helps more people to understand your organisationand its message.
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It makes a statement about your organisation –one that says you’re committed to making yourinformation easy to understand.

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