The PlainLanguage.gov initiative, sponsored by the Plain Language Action and Information Network, promotes the use of plain language for all government communications. The site provides some excellent examples of communication improvements made by several U.S. government agencies. One of our favorites, Car Safety illustrates “how the plain language concept, applied visually, can convey important safety information more effectively than words.” Take a look at the before and after examples, as well as the humor page, which includes non-governmental examples.
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Known affectionately as "The Content Wrangler," Scott Abel is an internationally recognized global content strategist who specializes in helping organizations deliver the right content to the right audience, anywhere, anytime, and on any device. He writes regularly for business and content industry publications, is frequently selected as a featured presenter at content industry events, and served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Information. Scott's message is clear: Content is a business asset worth managing efficiently and effectively. His firm, The Content Wrangler, exists to help content-heavy organizations adopt the tools, technologies, and techniques they need to connect content to customers.
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