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Our Services

 

We offer fee-for-service writing, editing, workshops, audits, and focus groups - to business, government, and non-profit groups. Contact us for a quote. 867-873-9262
nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca


We're eager to collaborate with business, government, and non-profit groups - to plan and carry out plain language projects. Contact us with your ideas. 867-873-9262
nwtliteracy@nwtliteracy.ca

 

Writing
We research and write new documents. We write summaries of longer, often more technical documents. We can test the document and make design suggestions. You get an attractive, concise document your readers can easily read, understand, and use.

 

Editing
We edit the text of an existing document. We can test the document and make design suggestions. You get a document that's easier to read, understand, and use. Probably shorter too! Your new plain language document will keep the meaning and integrity of the original document.

 

Workshops
We use plain language theory, discussion, and lots of practical exercises. We help you develop new knowledge and skills, or review and build on the skills you already have. You get a unique training opportunity that meets your specific needs and your schedule. You can learn about or review things such as: What is plain language? Why should I use it? Who benefits? How do I use plain language to write or edit? How can I promote plain language?


Audits
We use our audit tool and a readability assessment to assess your document for plain language. You get a checklist that identifies the plain language principles your document has and those it lacks. You get a brief report that analyses the reading level and suggests how you might change your document so its easier to read, understand, and use.
 

Focus Groups
We organize and facilitate a focus group to review and test your document. The focus group represents the document's readers. You get a report with useful feedback from a sample of your readers. This information can help you revise your document.

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