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  • Kingsley-Kleimann Group Website
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Kingsley-Kleimann Group

For 23 years we have been recognized as national leaders in the development of award-winning plain language forms, disclosures, consumer tools, and education materials to help consumers understand complex topics and make informed decisions. We specialize in projects involving both design and testing and in solving unusually complex or challenging communication problems with multiple stakeholders and complex legal/regulatory requirements and constraints.

 

Because we believe that clear communication is a right we all have, we incorporate plain language in all of our work. We’re experts at crafting clear communication products. Using fewer words and compelling visuals, we organize information so that consumers understand the key message and can act upon it

 

Join us as we make the transition from Kleimann to Kingsley-Kleimann and expand our plain language services like never before. The name may change, but our commitment to clarity will stay the same. No one knows plain language like we do. 

 

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  • J. Clement Communications Website
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J. Clement Communications

J Clement Communications is dedicated to promoting plain language and design in legal documents, court forms, and other communication. We edit existing documents and write new ones, and we train others on how to produce clear and reader-focused communications.  

 

Company owner Julie Clement has been promoting plain language for decades, as a law professor, writer, and plain-language leader.  She understands that everyone benefits when clients and constituents understand what government, businesses, and non-profits are saying. Together, Julie and J Clement Communications are helping to improve the world, one communication at a time.  

 
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Janice (Ginny) Redish

Janice (Ginny) Redish has been a passionate evangelist for plain language and usability for more than 40 years. In her “semi-retirement,” Ginny continues to give occasional workshops, work on a few projects, and volunteer with the Center for Plain Language and other professional organizations.

 

Reviewers have called her most recent book, Letting Go of the Words — Writing Web Content that Works, "amazingly helpful," "the best book," "the definitive book for web writing." And, as one reviewer wrote, "the principles also work on paper." 

Plain Language Commission
 

Plain Language Commission (a UK-based editing and training business)

· Editing of websites and all kinds of documents, including consumer contracts and health leaflets. Accreditation with the Clear English Standard.

· Virtual and face-to-face writing-skills courses.

· Many of our publications are on free download from our website, including the Plain English Lexicon and several booklets on using plain language in regulations and the law.

· The business is run by Martin Cutts, author of the Oxford Guide to Plain English.

· Forty years’ experience in the plain-language field. ·

Contact points: web – www.clearest.co.uk

phone +44 (0) 1663 733177

email cutts@clearest.co.uk

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SILVER SPONSORS

Institute for Healthcare Advancement

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a healthcare nonprofit, with a mission to empower people to better health. Our mission efforts improve health literacy and advance health equity. Our programs include:

·        The IHA Health Literacy Solutions Center, an online community site for sharing health literacy resources, education, networking, and more

·        Annual health literacy conferences in May around practice and operational solutions, and in October on integration of health literacy research, practice and policy

·        An online, open access, peer reviewed journal, Health Literacy Research and Practice

·        Coming next year, the IHA Health Literacy Specialist Certificates, an assessment-based professional development program

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Institute for Healthcare Advancement

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a healthcare nonprofit, with a mission to empower people to better health. Our mission efforts improve health literacy and advance health equity.

 

Our programs include:

 
Institute for Healthcare Advancement

The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) is a healthcare nonprofit, with a mission to empower people to better health. Our mission efforts improve health literacy and advance health equity. Our programs include:

·        The IHA Health Literacy Solutions Center, an online community site for sharing health literacy resources, education, networking, and more

·        Annual health literacy conferences in May around practice and operational solutions, and in October on integration of health literacy research, practice and policy

·        An online, open access, peer reviewed journal, Health Literacy Research and Practice

·        Coming next year, the IHA Health Literacy Specialist Certificates, an assessment-based professional development program

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Skritswap

skritswap is an AI tech start-up that simplifies complex contracts. 
You can instantly simplify contract clauses right in Microsoft Word. In seconds sentences are transformed into bulleted lists, words changed, sentences broken apart and restructured, and more. 

Kimble Writing Seminars
 

Professor Joseph Kimble has taught legal writing for more than 30 years, published extensively, and won awards nationally and internationally for his work. He now offers this exceptional seminar for law firms, legal departments, and business groups.

 

The seminar is brisk, lively, practical, interactive—and effective. On a scale of 1 to 5, participants have rated it at 4.6. Everyone receives a 120-page workbook that is full of guidelines, examples, and exercises. The seminar can last half a day or a full day (3, 4, 5, or 6 hours).

WordRake
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WordRake is editing software for sophisticated writers who must communicate clearly. It improves writing by simplifying and clarifying text, cutting jargon, and recommending plain English replacements. WordRake runs in Microsoft Word and Outlook, and its suggestions appear in the familiar track-changes style. You decide when to run WordRake and which edits to accept, so you get quality and speed without sacrificing control. Editing for clarity and brevity has never been easier. Try WordRake for free for 7 days.

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BRONZE SPONSORS

 
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Australian Style Guide

The Australian Style GuideTM (ASG) is the Plain English Foundation’s definitive online resource on Australian style for writers and editors. The ASG is clear, comprehensive and easy to use. And it’s free. 

ASG captures the expert knowledge of Plain English Foundation editors, who’ve been helping organisations to develop style and writing guides for over 20 years. Our advice is evidence based, drawing from the latest research in clear communication. It’s the ideal style reference for:

  • professionals writing at work

  • communication specialists

  • students and academics.

ASG offers clear and practical advice with just enough explanation to understand a style rule, how it has evolved and why it might have changed. Whether you’re looking for how to structure documents, format numbers or punctuate your content, the ASG has you covered.

Woods Creative
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Simon Fraser University

SFU's part-time, online Plain Language Certificate program is designed for communication professionals ready to expand their skill set. Our comprehensive training will allow you to convey any message so that the broadest possible audience can understand it.

 

Demand is growing for plain language specialists who can strip away bureaucratic lingo and communicate effectively with the public. Our plain language courses and certificate program will allow you to develop your skills in this critical communication area and apply them immediately to any work setting.

 

  • Take fully online courses on a flexible schedule

  • Learn from established industry professionals

  • Develop a professional network of peers

  • SFU Continuing Studies Website
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Communicate Health

CommunicateHealth was founded on one core principle: We think people deserve clear and simple information about their health. We are a mission-based communication company and a national leader in health literacy.

 

Whether it’s a fact sheet, insurance form, or website, we help our clients create user-friendly health products.

Woods Creative is a design consultancy. It was founded in 2014 by Amy Parker and Chris Bransfield to develop brands; visual identity systems, digital products, research studies, and Design Through workshops with subject-matter experts.

 

It’s this social science research, connections strategy, and multi-disciplinary collaboration to make design, that uniquely suits Woods to lead organizations through the brand development and the product design process. While working with both large and small innovative brands over the years, our approach has always been the same: We strategize, research, and create with you: We design through.

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Transcend Health

Transcend is more than a translation agency. We create information that is easy to read and understand. By using plain language, accessible formats, audio, and culturally competent text and graphics, we help your users genuinely understand your information. Whether it’s Plain English or Vietnamese, print, or web, Transcend will help you get your message across – skillfully and efficiently.

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Opening Arguments

Every episode, legal expert Andrew and comic relief Thomas will tackle a popular legal topic and give you all the tools you need to understand the issue and win every argument you have on Facebook, with your Uncle Frank, or wherever someone is wrong on the Internet. It's law. It's politics. It's fun. We don't tell you what to think, we just set up the Opening Arguments.

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Write

We help businesses and organizations around the world achieve their strategic goals through clear and efficient communication. We offer insightful consultancy, expert writing services, and custom-built training to transform how your workplace communicates. And we're the home of the WriteMark, your mark of document quality. Our Director and Chief Executive Lynda Harris founded New Zealand’s Plain English Awards, which Write hosts and administers.

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COPPER SPONSORS

  • Bold Type Website
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Bold Type

Bold Type is a WBENC-certified Women-Owned Small Business based in Washington, DC and Raleigh, NC.

 

We create professional development workshops and executive coaching packages that help people write with greater confidence and clarity at work.

 

All Bold Type instructors teach writing at Georgetown University and are active volunteers at the Center for Plain Language.

 
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Haines & Lagerquist CPAs

Building a successful business requires knowledge, focus and commitment. At Haines & Lagerquist CPAs, we bring those same values to our work with business owner clients.

 

The professionals at Haines & Lagerquist CPAs are capable of supporting your full range of business needs through our four areas of focus. Our services include Tax & Compliance, Bookkeeping & Accounting, Accounting Systems and Outsourced CFO solutions.

 

The firm's founder and president, Sylvia Lagerquist, CPA, is an award-winning member of the Washington, D.C. regional business community, having been recognized by SmartCEO, Profiles in Success, Diversity Business, Corporate INTL and CPA Connections. For more information, please visit www.hainesandlagerquist.com

 
Press Here

Press Here uses plain language to help scientists communicate their work to the rest of us. Press Here offers training and consulting services nationwide and internationally.

This woman-owned business was started by a former public affairs officer for the research office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The owner is also a former daily newspaper reporter and editor and a deputy press secretary for a U.S. Senator.

Previously located in Silver Spring, Maryland, Press Here moved to Honor, Michigan in February 2020.

 
The Plain Language Group

Deborah S. Bosley, Ph.D. Founder and Principal of The Plain Language Group, LLC. (TPLG) is an international expert in Plain Language.

 

TPLG works with Fortune 100/500 clients in financial, technology, health, and legal sectors with and government entities to provide customers with content that is easy to understand and use. TPLG also helps public companies meet regulatory requirements for Plain Language while increasing profits, trust, and positive customer experiences.

 

Her clients include JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, USBank, Google, eBay, and Abbott Labs, among others. Deborah has been interviewed by or written for Kiplinger, Business NC, Investment News, The Wall Street Journal Morning Radio, The Atlantic, Time, ThriveGlobal, HealthLeader Media, Inc., and Employee Benefit News, among others.    

 
  • CRI Website
Communication Research Institute

Creating public documents of the highest standard

We publish Standards for good public document design.

CRI Members can access 35 years of research, methods and case histories.

CRI Fellows add their skills and know-how to our best practice methods.

Together, we help organisations set high standards in public documents.

 

We invite you to join us.

https://www.communication.org.au/join-our-community/

 

Professor David Sless BA MSc, CEO 

Communication Research Institute researching and sharing best practice 

https://communication.org.au

 

Mobile: +61 (0)412356795

Skype: davidsless

 
 
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Plain Language Wizardry

Cheryl Stephens is the principle of Plain Language Wizardry. She is a founder of Plain Language Association InterNational, International Plain Language Day, and the new PLAIN Canada.

 

For over 30 years, Stephens has been writing, speaking, and teaching about plain language and clear understandings. She helps clients become better communicators with her research-based advice. Her current mission is to raise the professional standards among plain language practitioners.

 

Cheryl Stephens researches, writes, and teaches about plain language. Plain Language Wizardry clients have included all levels of government, national training agencies, legal associations, and community groups.

 
    Annetta Cheek

    Dr. Annetta Cheek, is the co-founder of the Center for Plain Language and U.S. PLAIN.

     

    Annetta is an anthropologist by training and she has a PhD from the University of Arizona. She worked for the US Government from 1980 until early 2007.

     

    Most of her Federal career was spent in the Department of Interior, writing and implementing regulations. From there she went to Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government as his plain language lead. She finished her Federal career at the FAA, doing plain language projects for the Administrator. 

    Annetta is currently the Chair of the International Plain Language Federation

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    Plainlii

    Plainlii, short for Plain Language International Inc., is a woman-owned language services provider of plain language, translation, and training. Our mission is to help clients get the most from their investment in communication, and thereby help audiences find, understand, and use information responsibly to better themselves, their communities, and their environment. Plainlii grew out of Romina Marazzato Sparano's Language Compass network of writers, translators, and instructors dedicated to helping readers and writers of all backgrounds share information, learn, and take action.

     

    We help movers and shakers in software and industrial technologies, patients and providers of healthcare and medical instruments, and teachers and communicators in education and creative content. Clients have included: American Council on Education, American Red Cross, Beckman Coulter, Biosense Webster, Blue Cross, Caldera, Continental Airlines, Columbia TriStar Pictures, DreamWorks, EDC, Element Six/De Beers, GE Medical, Hal Leonard, Health Net, Intuit, James Hardie, John Deere, Kaiser Permanente, Kodak Health, Lockheed Martin, Logicare/Wellness Network, Medtronic., MPUSD, Qualcomm, Shelby County Schools, Sun Microsystems, Synology, Texas Instruments, UNICEF (Argentina),

    Universal Studios, Verizon, and Warner Brothers.

    • CRI Website
    Plain Language Academy

    After years of seeing people struggling to read information, understand content, and create clear messages for their audiences, we created the PlainLanguageAcademy.com to help. We also designed it on plain language principles: easy to understand, efficient to navigate, and effective to turn into actions. We love how our students participate, interact and give us feedback. You can experience this by joining us for a great learning experience. Enhance existing skills, gain new ones, with a fresh, client-centred approach. Enjoy the success. Register now at plainlanguageacademy.moodlecloud.com

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    E-WRITE

    Leslie O’Flahavan is a get-to-the point writer and an experienced, versatile writing instructor. E-WRITE owner since 1996, Leslie writes content and teaches customized writing courses for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

     

    In 2020, LinkedIn Learning launched Leslie’s plain language training online. Leslie helps the most stubborn, inexperienced, or word-phobic employees at your organization improve their writing skills, so they can do their jobs better. As a result of her work, Leslie’s clients improve their customer satisfaction ratings, reduce training cycles, improve productivity, and limit legal risk.