How plain English works for business the art of simplifying consumer documents.

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How Plain English Works for Business: Twelve Case Studies. Office of Consumer Affairs, Washington, DC. Detailing the false starts, uncertainty, and internal questioning that occur as companies organize and manage language simplification projects, the 12 case studies contained in the two sections of this book reveal how some business.

Jan Bowen has been described by the Australian Financial Review as the “high priestess of the move to demystify the law”.Jan is Managing Director of Plain English Communications, a Sydney-based company she founded twenty years ago; she is a passionate advocate of the need to communicate in language that readers will understand, want to read and can relate to.

using plain English and filing documents with the SEC that others can study, use, and improve upon. With the SEC’s plain English rules in place, every prospectus will have its cover page, summary, and risk factors in plain English.

The benefits of plain English abound. Investors will be. Get this from a library. How plain English works for business: twelve case studies.

[United States. Department of Commerce. Office of Consumer Affairs.;]. Pithy and entertaining, Bailey points out all the dos and don'ts of plain English.

He then illustrates them with examples drawn from a wide array of sources, including business documents, technical manuals, trade publications like Consumer Reports, and the works of writers such as Russell Baker and John D.

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About this Book Catalog Record Details. How plain English works for business: twelve case studies. View full catalog record. Rights: Public Domain, Google-digitized. Plain English is a style of writing that enables the reader to understand the message the first time they read it.

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Plain English is writing that is clear and straightforward, targeted at the appropriate reading level, and free of jargon, wordiness, and clichés. It is also the standard for all business and. In The Plain English Approach to Business Writing, Edward Bailey--who spent twenty years working in the bastions of bureaucratese--offers readers a powerful new communications tool.

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