Plain language in the news

Check out Huffington Post‘s “The new illiteracy — obfuscation — hinders progress.” The author mentions some top notch plain language efforts like the Center for Plain Language and PLAIN. But he assumes obfuscation is a recent problem. I wrote a very brief history of the problem in Why hasn’t plain language become the norm?

Author: ProsWrite

I am a linguist who studies workplace language. My mission is to empower people at work by discovering and sharing the truth about communication.

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