What Not to Web: Plain Language and Writing for the Web Made Easy

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Presenter: Katherine Spivey, GSA

On-Demand Webinar

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How you write content for your agency's website will impact how successful you are in giving your customer what they need most—information! 
Writing for the web requires a different approach and skill set than those required for print. People come to your website for content—NOT to read!
Luckily, many web writing techniques—organizing for the reader, designing for scanning, reducing text, favoring active voice, using ordinary words—intersect with plain language.
We'll discuss plain writing principles and how they apply to the web, and update you on the Plain Writing Act of 2010.

View this webinar if you write for: 

  • the web
  • blogs
  • press releases
  • emails
  • newsletters

What You'll Learn

  • plain writing principles and how to apply them
  • strategies and tactics for making web content plain
  • specific details on how to comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010
  • about other resources and the plain language community


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