Not just any standard — we’re referring to the Write Plain Language Standard of course! We decided it’s too good not to share with the world. So the Write Plain Language Standard is now available on our website as a free download.
The Write Plain Language Standard is a set of 10 statements that describe the main features of a clear, reader-friendly document. You can use the Standard to quickly assess any document.
If your document achieves 10 ticks against the Standard, chances are it’ll achieve your intended purpose and work well for your readers. The Standard works alongside other best-practice approaches for achieving clear communication, including testing with real users.
Here are some ideas for getting the most out of the Standard so you see a difference in your communications right away.
The Write Plain Language Standard carries a Creative Commons licence — you’ll find all the details in the Standard document.