Clear Writing

If it's worth writing, it's worth writing clearly.

Clear Writing (often referred to as Plain Language) considers what something says and how it looks. Make your written materials easier for everyone to understand.

Literacy Link South Central is your local Clear Writing specialist. Let us help you decide what needs your readers have and what messages are essential. We offer a variety of services that will help make your messages clear and easy to understand.

How Will Clear Writing Help You?

Businesses and Corporations
  • Increase staff efficiency.  Employees are more likely to understand what you want them to do.
  • Increase safety in the workplace.  Employees are more likely to understand policies and procedures.
  • Increase your marketing advantage.  More people will understand what you have to offer.
Government Departments
  • More people will be informed.  Easy to understand information reaches a greater percentage of the population.
  • More people will trust what you have to say.  Clear messages are powerful messages.
  • More people can participate in government initiatives.  A greater number of people will feel involved in the democratic process.
Non-Profit Community Services
  • Increase program participation.  Clients have a better chance of understanding your promotional materials.
  • Meet your client's needs.
  • Understanding information will decrease your clients' anxiety.
  • Make it easy for people to understand policies.  Clients will have a greater chance of doing what you need them to do.

Click here to view the Clear Writing workshop flyer.

Literacy Link South Central is a member of Plain Language Association International.

Clear Writing Tips:

Use a contrast of dark ink on a light background (Best combination: black ink on pale yellow background-worst combination is blue ink on a blue background