Friday, May 20, 2011

The Plain Language Act

This is a little off-topic, but I was delighted to read in the news today that the Federal government has started implementation of the Plain Language Act, signed into law by President Obama last fall. According to the AP, the law "takes full effect in October, when federal agencies must start writing plainly in all new or substantially revised documents produced for the public. The government will still be allowed to write nonsensically to itself."

If you Google "Plain Language Act," the relevant government website pops up, Follow the link to the Guidelines. They are 117 pages long. Good luck!

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