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Plain Language Essentials

  • Length 1 day
  • Price  $1284.80 inc GST
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Why study this course

Plain Language Essentials is a 1-day highly interactive, virtual, instructor-led workshop from Plain English Foundation to help you transform how you write at work.

This workshop introduces the core concepts of plain English and illustrates best-practice principles with a range of examples. You'll learn how to use 7 core tools to improve your writing. You'll undertake solo and group writing activities, and receive trainer feedback on your writing tasks on the day. You'll also receive reference materials to continue your journey after the course.

Before the workshop you'll receive a quick questionnaire to help tailor the workshop for participants.

Plain English Foundation Public Schedule

Plain English Foundation is part of the EdventureCo Group, as is Lumify Work, and we're pleased to promote their most popular workshops. You can access their public schedule and book, by clicking on the link below.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • Highlight the key message and follow a logical structure

  • Use design and layout to guide the reader

  • Write with clarity and precision

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Plain English Foundation at Lumify Work

Plain English Foundation is Australia’s leading provider of plain language training and editing. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has worked with government organisations, companies, and individuals to elevate their professional writing and get their message across. With expert trainers and ISO-aligned training materials, the Foundation teaches clear communication techniques that get results.
Plain English Foundation is part of the EdventureCo Group, as is Lumify Work.

Who is the course for?

This workshop will be of interest to:

  • Staff who write a mix of documents

  • People who want to apply a consistent standard to their writing

  • Anyone who writes to persuade or inform

Course subjects

Core Concepts of Plain English

Best-Practice Principles

Applying Seven Core Writing Tools

  • Process Tool: Assess your approach to workplace writing sand see how well it follows plain English standards

  • Structure Tools: Structure your material to be efficient, effective, and persuasive

  • Expression Tools: Activate your wording to be focused, clear, and consise

Further Practice

  • Assessing a document overall using macro tools

  • Rewriting a text, drawing on micro tools



Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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