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Friday, May 17, 2013

International conference scheduled to help writers, editors reach their readers

If you would like to improve your writing so your customers, clients, members, employees and other readers will "get it" faster and better, consider attending the 20th anniversary conference of the Plain Language Association InterNationalThe conference is scheduled for Oct. 10-13 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 

The conference theme: "Plain Language Advances: New skills, knowledge, research, and best practices." Plain language principles can help you write clearly and concisely. Plain language matches the needs of your readers with your needs as a writer, leading to effective, efficient communication.

The Community Plain Language Services Corp., conference organizer and host,  has been announcing conference topics, sessions and speakers on the conference website. It has confirmed presenters from Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand,  Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Britain--as well as Canada and the United States.

Here is some information, so far, about conference presentations:

For more information about plain language and the Plain Language Association InterNational (or PLAIN), visit PLAIN's website. I also describe plain language (aka plain English) at Garbl's Plain English Writing Guide

Articles about the conference are featured today, May 17, in my daily online paper, Garbl's Plain English Paragraphs, available at the Plain Language tab above and by free email subscription.

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