Plain language, clear and simple .: Ci53-3/3-1991E-PDF

This handbook offers advice on plain-language writing. Intended for government authors, it is a useful resource for others interested in producing writing that is more accessible, more exact, and clearer to experts and nonexperts alike. It includes chapters on planning and preparing a piece of writing, organizing it, the style of sentences and paragraphs, choice of words, and formatting. A helpful list of points to remember follows each chapter.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Multiculturalism and Citizenship.
Canada. National Literacy Secretariat.
NGL Consulting Ltd.
Title Plain language, clear and simple .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Other formats Paper-[English]
Note(s) Prepared by NGL Consultants Ltd and National Literacy Secretariat. Cf. Prefatory material.
Also issued in French under title: Pour un style clair et simple.
Includes bibliographical references: p. 48-50.
1. Plain language and the public servant -- 2. Before you start writing -- 3. Make your writing effective -- 4. Clear and simple: paragraphs and sentences -- 5. Think about your choice of words -- 6. Appearances are very important -- 7. Check with the experts, your readers -- 8. A check list -- 9. For more information.
Issued also in print format.
Publishing information Ottawa : [Multiculturalism and Citizenship], c1991.
Description 55 p. : col. ill.
Catalogue number
  • Ci53-3/3-1991E-PDF
Subject terms English language
Plain language
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