A plain language document is written in a way that readers can understand and use it. Certify your text to prove it has been plainly written. A tale of two documents
This simple but robust certification allows writers to demonstrate writing is plain and user focused. Readers benefit – easy to use documents. Document owners benefit – they can’t be accused of vague or manipulative writing.
Plain language reduces risk; proving text is plain language reduces risk further
There’s a risk when you write functional documents; the risk of readers not understanding correctly and so acting unwisely. Document owners may be held accountable.
Organisations can easily include PlainLanguagePro certification in their document development process, for negligible additional cost. Certification recognises best practice in plain writing. It allows organisations to declare their commitment to clarity to both internal and external audiences.