Plain Language Commission . Clear English Standard


  1. Fall of Troy
  2. Subeditors a dying breed, says new website
  3. Plain language and the courts
  4. Deceptive language – food from fake farms
  5. Pikestaff 75 – read it now
  6. Jottings
  7. Jargon for grown-ups
  8. English to be Latin of EU?
  9. Large amount of amounts
  10. ‘The reason is because’
  11. Clichés – ‘wash down’, again
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Free distance-learning course

[23 Oct 2011] You can now get a free copy of our distance-learning course ‘Be Clear, Be Brief, Be Human’ by Martin Cutts. Just buy Course 2 ‘Writing in Plain Language: Using the Process Method’ or Course 3 ‘Perfect Punctuation’ and you’ll get Course 1 free of charge. Course 1, an easy-to-digest PowerPoint slideshow (160 pages), sets out all the basics of writing in plain English and is an excellent primer for the other two courses. See Services > Distance-learning courses.

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