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Meet Cheryl Stephens,
Advanced Course: Science Supports Plain Language
I came to plain language in 1989 when I was trying to rationalize and make consistent the template documents of a mid-sized law firm.
I could see then that plain language is a best practice for any communicator. Since then I have been sharing, practicing, and contributing to the development of plain language.
Plain Language Institute, South Africa
Advanced Course: Implementing Plain Language as a Strategic Priority
The focus of Plain Language actions is often on specific documents or pieces of communication. Implementing Plain Language in a systematic manner in an organization is, however, a different challenge for executives, compliance officers, communication managers or customer relations.
This course will empower you to make your organization truly customer- or citizen-centred.
Meet Flora Gordon
Core Course 4: Clear Design
I am professionally certified as a graphic designer (CGD) by the Graphic Designers of Canada association. My bachelor’s degree in Communication Design is from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and I have over ten years of professional experience as a designer. I am passionate about accessible visual communications and enjoy projects where I can work with other communications professionals.
Editing for Plainer
Nicole is a plain language and editing consultant. She has helped organizations create clear public information on laws, including legal information for the public; and information about health, culture, the environment, and nature. She has spoken to law students and editors about plain language, and dreams of a cell phone contract anyone can understand on first reading.