5 edition of Plain language in government writing found in the catalog.
Plain language in government writing
Judith Gillespie Myers
|Statement||Judith Gillespie Myers.|
|Genre||Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
|LC Classifications||JF1525.R46 M96 2008|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2008001656|
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Judy Myers' new book on plain language in government writing is an outstanding tool for government writers who want to accept the challenge of writing more clearly to their customers/5(3). A well-organized book on writing in plain language. Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please, Joseph Kimble.
This book has great real-world examples proving how plain language can save your organization money and time. Great if you need to explain the importance of plain language to your boss. Also contains bibliography. Writing in Plain English. Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide shows you how to apply federal plain-language guidelines to every type of writing — from emails, memos, and letters to agency communications, technical procedures, and budget justification statements.
- Buy Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide book online at best prices in India on Read Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(3). David Lipscomb will talk about this year’s Federal Report Card — how the Center for Plain Language is approaching it, and what agencies can do to get top grades.
The annual Federal Report Card is a snapshot of how well the federal government is following the Plain Writing Act. A Plain-English Guide to Government Writing Whether you're in the public or private sector, good writing skills are critical to your success in the workplace. Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide shows you how to apply federal plain-language guidelines to every type of writing - from emails, memos, and letters to agency.
Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide shows you how to apply federal plain-language guidelines to every type of writing — from emails, memos, and letters to agency communications, technical procedures, and budget justification statements.
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. Originally called the Plain English Network, PLAIN has been meeting informally since the mid s.
Government writing is often stodgy, and full of dry legalisms and jargon. H.W. Fowler summed up these recommendations for making word choices in his influential book, The King’s English, first published in He encouraged writers to be more simple and direct in their style (quoted in Kimble, ).
Plain English at a Glance is a concise discussion that will give you essential skills for creating a visually inviting, logically organized, and easily understandable document.
Mary Dash, Chief of the Congressional Correspondence and Quality Review Branch of the Internal. Part Four, "Some Historical Highlights" is perhaps the most original section of the book, giving a good introduction to the story of the plain-language movement. It lists the landmark publications, the organizations dedicated to the promulgation of plain language, and the laws and government projects supporting plain language/5(15).
Judith Gillespie Myers, PhD, has taught writing skills to thousands of government employees. Her publications include Essentials of School Management, Banishing Bureaucratese: Using Plain Language in Government Writing, Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by- Step Guide, and How to Select and Use Learning Tools.
: $ Plain Language is writing that communicates to yourreader. It results when we bring three things to our writing: •practical attitudesabout what good writing looks like and sounds like, what the goal of writing is, and the writer’s duty to the reader.
The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders. Executive Order Access to Affordable Life-Saving Medications.
Wednesday, J Executive Order Plain Language in Government Writing. Plain Language Saves Money. Joseph Kimble cites a study showing that writing memos in plain language instead of bureaucratese could save the U.S.
Navy $ million to $ million a year. Naval officers were given business memos to read. Some memos were written in plain style and some in bureaucratic : Other Writing Resources. Here’s a collection of guides created by digital communities of practice and other groups. Bilingual Glossaries, Dictionaries, and Style Guides; Department of Defense’s Introduction to Plain Language (PDF, KB, 44 pgs) PLAIN’s Federal Plain Language Guidelines; Spanish Health Care Terms in the United States.
These are examples of writing tips that are posted on the National Archives internal website for staff. We offer these tips to staff so their communication with the public is easier to understand and fits in with the principles of plain writing.
Why. The Plain Writing Act of The act states that "Government documents issued to the public must be written clearly." While the act is quite. Further, the American people deserve a better window into what their government does.
Plain Language Act. President Barack Obama signed the Plain Writing Act of (H.R. /Public Law ) on Octo The Act is designed "to improve the effectiveness and accountability of Federal agencies to the public by promoting clear. He was one of the first to start a writing class in law school.
Besides publishing books and articles on plain language, he has been the editor of the "Scribes Journal of Legal Writing" and the "Plain Language" column in the "Michigan law Journal." He is past president of Clarity, the first international plain-language organization/5(15).
In his book Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please: The Case for Plain Language in Business, Government, and Law, Joseph Kimble cites a number of them. After the Cleveland Clinic simplified its.
Sell, buy or rent Plain Language in Government Writing: A Step-by-Step Guidewe buy used or new for best buyback price with FREE shipping and offer great deals for : “Joseph Kimble’s book Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please [is] full of real-life examples of how plain language saves time and money for governments and businesses.
When I am doing presentations on the merits of plain language, I show the book to people, saying ‘I’ve got a whole book full of examples, from real workplaces, of what Pages: This unique book has been described as "the one we've been waiting for" and "a game-changer for public communication." It collects the empirical evidence for the value of plain language in business, government, and law/5.
About the Author Judith Gillespie Myers, Ph.D., is an instructor and writer who has taught writing skills to hundreds of students, many of them government employees. Her publications include Essentials - Selection from Plain Language in Government Writing [Book].
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) Community of Practice (PL-COP) is an inter-agency group of plain language practitioners from many different federal government agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing.
The goal of plain language translation is to increase accessibility for those with lower literacy levels. In the United States, the movement towards plain language legal writing began with the book Language of the Law, by David Mellinkoff.
However, the movement was popularized by Richard Wydick's book Plain English for Lawyers. Foreword The plain language movement has been around for decades. Fortunately for the average citizen, it seems finally to be getting a foothold in the halls of government—normally a bastion - Selection from Plain Language in Government Writing [Book].
A self-directed Plain Language Course for B.C. government content creators. B.C. has declared a state of emergency. Learn about COVID health issues. | B.C.’s response to COVID The Federal Plain Writing Act and the Federal Plain Language Guidelines only appeared in And the fact is, even though "must" has come to be the only clear, valid way to express "mandatory," most parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) that govern federal departments still use the word "shall" for that purpose.
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When government writers use plain language, the audience finds what it needs, understands what it finds, and uses what it finds to meet its needs. State agencies are encouraged to use the resources posted below to promote use of plain language to meet the standards of Oregon's plain language.
As an editor of technical, statistical reports, I see authors making a number of mistakes in approach, execution and English. Here are five of my agency’s most common arguments for not writing in plain language: I got an A on these kinds of papers in graduate school.
Yes, you did. And you were writing for a professor as your only reader. Plain language in government writing: a step-by-step guide. [Judith Gillespie Myers] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Book: All Authors / Contributors: Judith Gillespie Myers.
Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number. Plain language is clear, concise, organized, and appropriate for the intended audience.
Write for your reader, not yourself. Use pronouns when you can. State your major point(s) first before going into details. Stick to your topic. Limit each paragraph to one idea and keep it short. Write in active voice.
Use the passive voice only in rare cases. Use short sentences as much as possible. Use. On the Web, people are in a hurry. They skim and scan, looking for fast answers to their questions, so it’s important to get to the point—quickly.
Help your readers complete their tasks with these Plain Language writing tips: Audience Write for your reader. Don’t write for the experts, the lawyers, or your management, unless. Get this from a library. Banishing bureaucratese: using plain language in government writing.
[Judith Gillespie Myers]. The Plain-English Subcommittee of the Publications & Website Advisory Committee produces the monthly Plain Language column in the Michigan Bar Journal.
The column is the longest-running legal-writing column in any journal. This training program introduces plain writing to government employees. The training explains what plain writing is and why it is difficult, provides concrete tools and tips for writing using plain language, and suggests ways to get started in your own organization.
Explain what plain language. Compliance – Does the agency content submitted fulfill the requirements of the Plain Writing Act of. Writing and Information Design – Do the samples consistently make documents and webpages easier to read, understand and use.
See the five steps to plain language to understand our criteria for writing and information design. Plain Writing Act of The Plain Writing Act of requires all federal agencies to write "clear government communication that the public can understand and use." Former President Obama also emphasized the importance of establishing "a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration" in his JanuMemorandum on.
Plain English Government content needs to communicate in a way that most people understand. The best way to do this is by using common words, or plain English. Writing in plain English means using simpler and more direct language. It does not mean ‘dumbing down’ information. Plain English helps people make decisions and builds trust.We subsequently issued our Plain Language Action Plan on Septem The Plain Writing Act of The Plain Writing Act of formalizes key parts of President Clinton's memorandum as law, and requires Federal agencies to write "clear Government communication that .