Clear writing: More than just a great idea, it's the law
Pushed by advocates of clear writing, the government—along with some in private industry—is embracing jargon-free communication under a law that takes effect in October.
Consider the woman who reportedly signed a convoluted hospital consent form but didn't understand until after her surgery that she had agreed to have a hysterectomy. Or the companies who assign you liability for using their software, and bury it under mountains of legalese that only a lawyer can figure out. These are just two of the examples Annetta Cheek of the Center for Plain Language marshals to push the case for writing clearly. A retired federal emp read more...
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