Event box

Plain Language Training

Plain Language Training In-Person / Online

Date:
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Reading Room - HCHB RM 1894
Audience:
All Department of Commerce Staff

Good writing is the law. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires Feds to write in a clear, easily understood style. There are Federal Plain Language Guidelines to help, but the guidance is over 100 pages long. However, following 5 simple rules will improve your writing significantly and make it far more “readable.”

Christine Heflin, the Department Evaluation Officer and Plain Language Fanatic in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, will cover the essentials of plain language and why it is so important to good government.

This training will be recorded and will be viewable later on this page.

Registration is required. There are 74 in-person seats available. There are 9,978 online seats available.

For webinar help, check out our Webinar FAQs. The Library uses Microsoft Teams for all events. You may be prompted to download the Teams desktop app when joining the event. Joining via the Teams app will provide the best experience, but it is not required; users may also choose to join by browser (Teams is compatible with Chrome and Edge browsers).

To use captions, go to your meeting controls and select More options ⋯ > Turn on live captions. To learn more, visit Microsoft's Use live captions in a Teams meeting support page.

For accommodation requests, including sign language interpreting, please email us at research@doc.gov.