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plain English

Writing the English language without using technical terms. See Simplified Technical English.
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With features like plain English summaries and smart authoring tools, Outlaw help companies do business faster and with more transparency.
Tenders are invited for the provision of plain english writing, editing and training services to the department of employment affairs and social protection.
If you don't know your subject intimately, you can't write about it plainly--"people tend to waffle if they don't know their subject well," says Sarah Stacy-Baynes, who is national information manager for the Cancer Society and the impetus behind the society adopting the plain English ethos.
Steve Jenner, from the Plain English Campaign, Plain English Campaign, is urging Merseyside councils to make reports simpler to understand.
After becoming familiar with the concept of plain English writing, you'll find yourself automatically identifying and removing the bureaucratic style.
SSE has achieved its first Crystal Mark from the Plain English Campaign for its communications with customers.
The weather service has been singled out during the Plain English Campaign Awards for its jargon-filled description of a new style of weather forecast it introduced in November.
THE ECHO has been recognised as a plain English ambassador.
In a bid to end the practice of clogging up important documents with impenetrable language that neither they or the public understands, town hall leaders are turning "jargon busters" in a bid to put plain English back on the agenda.
AMBIGUITY in the wording of a hotly-debated United Nations Security Council resolution about Iraq's weapons programmes "cost lives", the Plain English Campaign said.
The move, backed by the Plain English Campaign, had surveyed more than 5,000 users, with the aim of knocking out the "walls of techno-babble".
PLAIN English campaigners have cautioned police over their increasing use of management speak.