Writers Write is a plain language writing resource. In this post, we give you five really good reasons to use plain language.
No business should waste resources producing documents that are dense and difficult to read. People don’t have the time or energy to wade through gobbledygook.
When we communicate in plain language, misunderstandings disappear and the reader actually reads the information and uses it. Staff and management don’t spend precious time explaining what they meant.
5 Reasons To Use Plain Language
- Streamlines procedures and paperwork.
- Increases understanding and satisfaction among customers and staff.
- Reduces confusion, complaints and enquiries seeking clarification.
- Creates a positive image.
- Saves time and money.
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Which businesses and industries should use plain language?
All organisations can benefit from using plain language. Non-profit and the public service sector improve their reputation in the eyes of the public. Private industry gains a competitive advantage.
Organisations reaping rewards from using plain language include:
- government departments
- insurance companies
- law firms
- legal advisory services
- information technology companies
Source for information
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