Plain Writing legislative history:  

   Comparisons of Bill Versions
   Legislative History
   Media's Response: Blogs, etc.
   Historical Bibliography

Government use of plain language editing software:  

   stylewriterforgovernment

 | Plain Writing Assoc. Projects | Plain Writing Supplies & Resources | About Plain Writing Association | Contact | 

The Media's Response to the Legislative Efforts
Leading to the Plain Writing Act of 2010

— In Blogs, Newspapers, and Other Periodicals,
2007-2010

A Project of the Plain Writing Association

  2010 2009 2008 2007 Additions/Corrections  

The links below cover the year 2008. Use the navigation links immediately above to proceed to a different year.
november 8, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Contented, Rachel McAlpine, Obama co-sponsored plain language bill


September 17, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Ballot Usability and Accessibility, Dana Chisnell, Plain Language bill needs your help


September 15, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Open Congress, Donny Shaw, Sen. Bennett Blocks Plain Language Bill(also in: Senatus)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Government Executive, Terry Kivlan, Utah senator stalls 'plain language' bill


September 7, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Internation Law Prof Blog, Plain Language in Government Communication


July 1, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Government Executive, Dan Friedman, FEATURES Plain & Simple


May 20, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star LLRX, Peggy Garvin, The Government Domain: Plain Language In Government Communications


May 14, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Taxing Tennessee, Ben Cunningham, 200 plus yrs of Federal Govt and we are just now…


May 12, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Red Door Interactive, Linda Eskin, Good Copy Is Good Usability

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Usability News, Caroline Jarrett, Caroline's Corner: Usability of Content is Plain Language

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Human Factors, Marc Resnick, Usability is now the law!!(also in: Public Policy Demagogue, Making government documents understandable)


May 2, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Writing, Clear and Simple, Roy Jaconbsen, Plain language: It's not just a good idea…


April 24, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Ducks and Drakes, Gobbledygook


April 23, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Social Security News, Charles T. Hall, Bill To Require Plain Language Advances

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Democratic Underground, Josh Patashnik, Who Says Congress Doesn't Have a Sense of Humor?(originally in New Republic, The Plank)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Huggins and Huggins Law, How important is "Plain Language" anyway?


April 21, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star My Rural America, Barbara Leach, Plain Language for Government -- We've been waiting for this!


April 17, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Social Security Online, Social Security Legislative Bulletin, No. 110-21, House Passes H.R.3548, the "Plain Language in Government Communications Act of 2008"


April 15, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Jeff Flake, U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Flake Casts Lone Vote Against Plain Language Bill

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Building a Better Indiana, Indiana Chamber, Congress Calls for Agencies to Simplify Language

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Trish and Halli, Press Release: Sali's Tax Form Simplification Plan Passes House

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Federal Times, Gregg Carlstrom, House passes bill requiring plain language in federal documents

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Center for Plain Language, Plain Writing Laws, Plain Language Bill Passes House of Representatives 376-1


April 3, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Center for Plain Language, Plain Writing Laws, Hearing on Plain Language Bill


February 1, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Government Executive, Dan Friedman, Congress Daily, Plain language bill clears house subcommittee


January 31, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Iowa Independent, Linda Waddington, Braley's 'Plain English' Push Succeeding(also in: Feb. 1, 2008, Iowa Poltics, Essential Estrogen: Braley's 'Plain English' push succeeding)


January 30, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Ballot Usability & Accessibility, Proposed Fed Plain Language Rules Could Help Elections, Too


January 28, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star Usability Professionals' Association, Press Releases: UPA Supports Easier Access to Government for all Citizens


January 21, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star My B[l]ogged Down Head, [U.S.] Government adjusts prior complex wordy and generally…


January 13, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star All Things Reform, David Weller, Tell your Congressmen YES to "plain language" government documents


January 12, 2008

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / plain English star GovTrack, Josh Tauberer, Coby Logen, The Plain Language Bill is a No-Brainer

  2010 2009 2008 2007 About Additions/Corrections  

P.W.A. PROJECTS

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / 
plain English star Plain Writing Legislation: A Comparison of Bills
      — This Project of the Plain Writing Association uses proofreading marks and side-by-side comparisons to show how the various versions of the major plain writing bills of the last few years evolved into the Plain Writing Act of 2010. (MORE)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / 
plain English star Plain Writing Legislative History
      — This Project of the Plain Writing Association presents a legislative history of the passage of the Plain Writing Act of 2010, documenting the process by which failed plain-writing legislation in the 110th and 111th Congresses ultimately led to the Act. (MORE)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / 
plain English star Government Use of Plain Language Editing Software
      — This Project of the Plain Writing Association is a separate website (writersupercenter.com/stylewriterforgovernment) which advocates the use of the ground-breaking plain-English editing software known as StyleWriter Software to assist government in writing more clearly and concisely, in compliance with the Plain Writing Act. (MORE)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / 
plain English star The Media's Response to Plain Writing Legislative Efforts
      — This ongoing Project of the Plain Writing Association attempts to document the media's response to the legislative efforts leading to the Plain Writing Act of 2010.  Focusing mainly on the period from 2007 to 2010, the Project, arranged chronologically, presents links to articles and posts in blogs, newspapers, and other periodicals. (MORE)

Plain Writing Association / Plain Writing Act / 
plain English star A Historical Bibliography of the Plain Language Movement
      — This ongoing Project of the Plain Writing Association presents links to articles that cover the main categories of the history of the plain language movement within American government. (MORE)

PLAIN ENGLISH SOFTWARE
StyleWriter For Government Website
Through our writersupercenter.com/stylewriterforgovernment website, PWA distributes plain-writing editing software to governments, businesses, organizations, and individuals. (MORE)

StyleWriter Editing Software
Working within MS Word, StyleWriter Editing Software converts any kinds of written documents (reports, correspondence, contracts, regulations, essays, etc.) into clear, concise, plain English... as you write. StyleWriter identifies and corrects more than 35,000 patterns of writing styles and problems. (See DEMO)

...StyleWriter Software is currently used in the offices of numerous federal agencies, such as the FDA, EPA, and FAA, as well as within 100s of businesses, organizations, and universities worldwide — and by 1000s of individuals.
      StyleWriter is helping to change the culture of careless, unclear, and confusing writing. And in the process, it is helping to save countless hours of work and millions of dollars otherwise lost answering confused client inquiries and complaints, clearing up foul-ups caused by miscommunications, and repeating misunderstood requests.

Electronic Writing Course
We now have at our StyleWriterForGovernment website an Electronic Writing Course that can be used in conjunction with, or separate from, the StyleWriter Software. It's a thorough self-directed course in writing that provides employees with all they need to know to be proficient editors of their work and to make the most effective use of StyleWriter Software. (DETAILS)
Copyright © 2010-2011 Plain Writing Association