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Plain Language: Clear and Simple

March 18, 2010: Regret, we have been advised by Ottawa that this publication is no longer in print and will not be reprinted. We no longer have stock and cannot fill orders.
Plain Language: Clear and Simple    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. Ci53-3/3-1991E
Pages 55
Language English; La publication n'est plus publiée en français
Price $10.95
  No longer available for purchase

Produced by Human Resources Development Canada.
Published by Canadian Government Publishing, 1991.


Plain Language: Clear and Simple promotes the use of plain language in written communications. You can make your letters, brochures, reports, and manuals easy to read by following the seven steps to plain language writing. This reference presents a series of pertinent questions that you should ask yourself before you start writing; offers guidance on how you should organize your information, choice of words, and construction of sentences and paragraphs; and contains advice on presentation, highlighting the importance of headings, spacing, type style, graphics, and illustrations. The checklist at the end will help you gauge your success in writing plainly.

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