Dealing with web content is hard. It’s complicated, expensive, time-consuming, and often overwhelming. The bad news is that, even though it’s the reason people come to your website, it’s also the #1 killer of a good user experience. The good news? The practice of content strategy can save it by tackling the tough issue of content right from the start of your writing and design process.
Training and Conferences
On Sept. 17 – 20, 2015, our sister organization, the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN), held its 10th conference, co-hosted by Ireland’s National Adult Literacy Agency. Practitioners from around the world gathered in Dublin at the Dublin Castle to discuss and learn about plain language principles.
Speakers shared their expertise on an array of topics that gave us new insights into writing and designing with clarity.
PLAIN2013, an international plain language conference, invites submissions through February 28, 2013. The conference focuses on new skills, knowledge, research, and best practices to advance plain language. “Plenary speakers from around the globe will cover topics like the future avenues for plain language, recent research findings, design of an international training program, ethical issues, and […]
Clarity’s conference in Washington DC in mid-May can’t come soon enough. I’m looking forward to the lift in energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge that attending a plain-language conference always provides.
You still have time to register for the 2012 Clarity conference, co-hosted by the Center for Plain Language and Scribes (the American Society of Legal Writers). Clarity is an international organization focusing on legal language. As a member of any of these organizations (as many of you are), you receive a special conference rate.