Food Security and Nutrition Network

Make it clear! Learn how to write so your audience understands: A workshop for program and technical staff who want to improve their writing skills

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Date: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Location: 
Save the Children, 899 N. Capitol St. NE, 9th Floor, Washington, DC, 20002 & online

When writing about technical concepts we often use complicated language and terminology that can limit our audience’s understanding and adoption of our messages. And we all know it is easier to write lengthy texts over many pages, than to fit our ideas into a few, concise sentences. Attend this interactive session and receive practical tips and guidance on how to write in plain language that is consistent, accessible and easy to understand.

In 2010, President Obama signed the Plain Writing Act, a law that requires federal agencies to use "clear Government communication that the public can understand and use." The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communications from government (see http://www.plainlanguage.gov/index.cfm). Jessica Hartl, Acting Strategic Communications Team Leader at the Office of Food for Peace, USAID, led this highly participatory session to help participants improve their writing.

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