Clearing the Fog: Plain Language Tips
About the Workshop:
This webinar introduces you to seven practical tips for using plainer English. After a quick look at what plain language is and how the reader fits in, we’ll discuss the importance of concrete terms, simple words, short sentences, and the ever-crucial verb. Then we’ll examine real-life examples of how plain language can make even the most complex documents clear and easy to read.
About the Instructor:
Frances Peck, BA, MA, is a writer and Certified Professional Editor (Hon.) who works on material ranging from manuals and websites to technical documents and reports. Most of her clients are in the government, corporate, non-profit and association sectors. She has taught at the University of Ottawa, Simon Fraser University and Douglas College, and gives editing and writing workshops across Canada. Frances prepared the Canadian edition of The St. Martin's Workbook, co-authored the HyperGrammar website and wrote Peck's English Pointers, an e-book published by Canada's Translation Bureau. She is a longtime member of Editors Canada and an affiliate with West Coast Editorial Associates.
Frances has worked with many of the Translation & Interpretation Associations across Canada (ATINS, ATIO, ATIS and CTINB).
Registration Deadline: Jan 19, 2021 (Midnight PT)
This workshop is subject to cancellation by STIBC if the minimum number of participants is not met.
This is an online Webinar via Zoom. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants the day before the session.