EPA Plain Writing Initiative
Tools and Resources
PLAIN, the Plain Language Action and Information Network
PLAIN has been meeting informally since the mid 1990s. The goal is to promote the use of plain language for all government communications. Using plain language will save federal agencies time and money and provide better service to the American public.
Plain Language Association International
Offers plain-language articles, writing tutorials, Web links, news, consultants, an email discussion group, membership, networking opportunities, professional conferences, and more.
International group of lawyers and interested lay people. Its aim is the use of good, clear language by the legal profession.
Institute of Health (NIH): The Plain Language Initiative
The NIH Web page contains many resources to help writers achieve plain language standards.
Department Of Transportation (DoT) Plain Language Resource Page
Helps people throughout DoT comply with the initiative to write in plain language.
Revenue Service Plain Language Regulations
Links to regulations written using plain language December 2001 - present.
Source: Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN)
Plain Train: Plain Language Online Training Program
Source: Minister of Supply and Services, Canada
Kimble, Joseph. Writing
for Dollars, Writing to Please.
Kimble, Joseph. Answering
the Critics of Plain Language.