Since 1983, participants in theWrite Smart ®plain writing program have come from business and government organizations, House and Senate offices, Washington law firms, and nonprofit organizations. You can start with our 90-minute introductory Webinar — Writing and Editing Your Rough Draft — which includes a 240-page eBook. Learn how to...
• Meet the "clear, concise, well-organized" requirements of the Plain Writing Act and the
• Keep it simple — use plain language and cut long-winded explanations down to size.
• Eliminate redundant phrases and ambiguous sentences.
• Shape the message to fit the reader.
• Develop a lively, active style and avoid the passive voice.
• Catch common grammatical errors that may confuse the reader.
If your staff responds positively to the presentation and content in the introductory class...
»Write Smart offers seven follow-up programs (from 6 hours to 40 hours) to address the needs of people with different skill levels and responsibilities. Learning new techniques means breaking old habits, and that doesn't happen overnight.
» You can choose between on-site training and eLearning, depending on budget constraints and geographical factors.
» Courses in advanced writing and basic grammar — as well as one-on-one individualized instruction — are available.
» All of our plain writing programs adhere to the best practices that are standard in America's publishing industry and are spelled out in the U.S. GPO Style Manual (2008).
» Your staff will find the training stimulating as well as informative. After all, you can't expect to develop an engaging writing style in a boring class!
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