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This one-day, practical course aims to help you understand the principles of Plain English and show you how to use it in your day-to-day work.

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Consider what’s appropriate for your readers
  • Be specific by avoiding jargon and waffle
  • Cut out unnecessary words and rephrase complicated sentences with ease
  • Avoid wasting time by getting your message across first time, using a style and tone appropriate for your intended audience
  • Structure your document, for example email or report, to give it greater impact
  • Understand the importance of proof reading your written work

What you need to bring on the day

Please bring a piece of your own writing, for example information about your service, a report, policy, procedure or guidelines. You’ll get the chance to review it against Plain English principles during the day.

Course Date  For more information contact Jill McGreachan on 07834 120813 or email jill.mcgreachan@falkirk.gov.uk.
Venue  Training Suite
4th Floor
Municipal Buildings
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
Cost £65