. . . to understand what influences writing quality in the workplace. Everyone has an opinion. And it usually focuses on blaming someone else. The public, through their legislators, blames educators. Educators blame legislators. Or businesses. And businesses blame both.

What truly happens? I mentioned my interest in this topic a year ago in Why hasn’t plain language become the norm. This fall, I am spending my sabbatical gathering information from workplaces to find out. I expect to spread the blame — and responsibility. This afternoon, I begin talking to people in one organization about what they’re reading and writing at work. I’ll share some of what I learn here in the months to come.

And I’m still looking for participants — especially those in non-profit organizations. The brochure shown below offers you the big picture. But you can get details from me.