Plain language is all about clarity and precision. It’s about communication that your audience can understand the first time they read or hear it.
The main goals of plain language are to make sure an audience can:
So it makes sense that you should avoid bureaucratic and unnecessarily wordy language.
Here’s a short list of common business jargon along with plain language alternatives, to help you create easy-to-understand written material.
|a number of||several|
|as a consequence of||because of|
|by means of||by|
|discontinue, terminate||end, stop|
|for the purpose of||for|
|in accordance with||by, under|
|in connection with||with, about, concerning|
|in respect of||about|