Using Plain Language

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  9/21/11 Using Plain Language Translation: Keep Your Words Simple and Direct
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 9/21/11 What is Plain Language? Using the simplest, most straightforward way of  expressing an idea.
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 9/21/11 French/Latin (Official) English/German (Common) Converse Talk Frequently Often Proceed Go Require Need Initial First Dispatch Send Depart Leave Discover Find
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 9/21/11 Precision: Word Choice “Things should be made as simple as possible— but no simpler.” -- Albert Einstein 
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 9/21/11 Focus on the Audience “Our job is to find the best words to convey our  meaning to the reader [audience].”
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 9/21/11 Big Words Make Us Sound … Exalted Grandiose Pompous  Arroga nt    Haughty    
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 9/21/11 Simple style takes hard work “Executives at every level are prisoner of the notion that a simple style reflects a simple mind.” – William Zinsser
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 9/21/11 Words can used to distort … Deliberate obfuscation
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