Webinar with Frances Peck
This webinar introduces you to seven practical tips for how to write in plain language. After a quick look at what plain language is and how the reader fits in, we’ll discuss the importance of concrete terms, simple words, short sentences, and the ever-crucial verb. Then we’ll examine real-life examples of how plain language can make even the most complex documents clear and easy to read.
- Why plain language?
- Three reader-centred techniques
- Seven plain language tips (CP SAVES)
- Mini-exercises (before and after)
As a plain language specialist, she has worked with clients from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors on a wide range of material — from investigative documents to annual reports, from decisions to policies, from websites to manuals. She teaches at the University of British Columbia and Douglas College, and gives workshops across Canada.
Frances is a co-author of the popular HyperGrammar website and the author of Peck’s English Pointers, a free collection of essays and quizzes available on the Language Portal of Canada. She is a long-time member of Editors Canada and PLAIN (Plain Language International).