Write For Your Reader The Northwest Territories Literacy Council
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A Plain Language Handbook


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What is plain language?

Plain language is writing for your readers.

Plain language means you think about your readers and pay attention to:

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How you organize the information – you tell your readers what the document is about. You help them find the information they need.
   
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What you write – you include only the information your readers really need.
   
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How you write – you use words and grammar your readers understand. You speak directly to your reader.
   
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How you present the information – you use design techniques to help people read more easily.


   
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