What we do

Win awards

Award great work

Each spring, we give juried ClearMark Awards to the best consumer-directed writing from government, private, and non-profit organizations.


Expose gobbledygook

WonderMark Awards publicize bad writing. Companies who fix it can win Turn-around Awards.

Write Better

Federal reportcard

Each fall, we grade US federal agencies on their plain language efforts. This gets some great press!

Support the center

Connect companies and consultants

Need an expert? Check our list of experienced consultants, speakers and trainers.

Need help?


Experts provide tips, discuss emerging trends and answer questions about plain language.

Attend a workshop

Advocacy & Legislation

We educate Congress (and others) about the importance of plain language, both on the Hill and in our home districts.

What you can do

Write better

Write better

Use our 5 step checklist to guide your plain language efforts. Then check out the other tools.

Become a member

Become a member

Members get discounts on workshops, events and ClearMark nominations. Join now.

ClearMark Awards

ClearMark Awards

ClearMark awards recognize great writing and information design. Is your writing good enough to win?

Speak up about bad writing!

Speak up about bad writing!

Mystified by what you’re reading? WonderMarks expose gobbledygook that companies and agencies throw at us.

Support Plain Language

Support Plain Language

Sponsors and members make our events possible. You can sponsor the Center or an event.