Published in The Clarity Journal 79 – 2018 The Plain Language Working Group is born – and gets to work The journey towards this options paper began at the 2007 PLAIN conference in Amsterdam. Three plain language organizations were considering issues, such as whether we should establish international standards for plain language, and what exactly […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 76 – 2018 By Neil James and Susan Kleimann No one could object to the evaluation of texts to assess their quality and effectiveness. Many evaluation methods exist, from readability formulas and expert reviews to usability tests and the analysis of outcomes. Yet in recent years, a divide has developed […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 56 – Nov.2016 Speech by Lord Justice Rix Clarity seminar at Denton Wilde Sapte 10 October 2006 I am very grateful to the organisers of this event for bringing me face to face with the subject matter of this talk. At first I received the invitation with some pleasure: it […]
In this issue : Master class in English, for Clarity’s conference in Boulogne: writing the law in plain language— three versions Instructionsfor Queues Bill Queues Bill 2005 Commentary and Queues Bill 2005 Queues Bill 2005 Drafting master classes: plain languagestyles are not consistent Introduction to theinternationalroundtable at the Fifth Plain Language Association INternational(PLAIN)Conference Plain language […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 80 – 2019. Every reader of this journal will be convinced that plain language revisions improve reading success. But in this article, I will argue that this improved success might not help the people you wanted to help in the first place; people who do not read as easily as […]
Jointly hosted by Clarity and the US Center for Plain Language. Clarity2012 offered delegates a fascinating insight into the introduction of the US Plain Writing Act of 2010.
An organization dedicated to promoting a clear, succinct and forceful style in legal writing. The Society’s journal, The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, has published many influential articles on plain language.