Want reader-friendly content? Use the Standard!

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.

Image, Four-leaf clover.

It’s your lucky day — the Write Plain Language Standard is now free to download. Image by Amy Reed / Unsplash licence

Use the Write Plain Language Standard to make your content work for readers

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.

How to use the Standard

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.

Get your copy of the Write Plain Language Standard

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Meet Lynda Harris, the developer of the Standard

2 responses to “Want reader-friendly content? Use the Standard!”

  1. Chris Lovie-Tyler says:

    Thanks for this! That it’s short and to the point makes it really useful.

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