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As the volunteer who has co-chaired the Center’s ClearMark Award event for the past 2 years, Deanna Lorianni manages the Center’s premier annual event. Working with board member Meghan Codd Walker, Deanna handles the many details involved in pulling off this exciting, prestigious event. Through her work with the staff at the National Press Club, she makes sure the program does a great job recognizing the best (and worst) in plain language documents and websites.
This year the Center is taking a slightly different direction with our annual assessment of government writing: We are grading forms. Or should I say “We are grading Forms!!”—yes, this is exciting! (I don’t imagine, however, that all of the government agencies are as excited about this direction as we are at the Center).
Plain language supporters flock to D.C. Join us May 8 for workshops, networking, and the ClearMarks Awards banquet. Sessions are filling fast. Sign up today! Congratulations finalists! Congratulations to the 2018 ClearMark Finalists! Thanks for your help creating clarity across America. See the list Volunteer recognition Thank you, Brooke Ellis. Our volunteers – true champions of […]
What do we mean by plain language? A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended readers can easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information. The definition of “plain” depends on the audience. What is plain for one audience may […]
Start your year off right – with new goals and commitments to make communication clearer. Here’s resolution #5: “Write less, get read more. The stats are clear. People are busy. We all want info as quickly and as clear as possible.”