In-house Training: Plain Language
Everybody can write. But not everybody can write so that everybody understands. Communicating difficult things simply can be quite difficult. Incomprehensible texts not only frustrate their readers, but they also cost time and thus money. In the worst case, incomprehensible texts result in fatal errors.
Do you want to improve the comprehensibility of texts written in your organization? No matter whether these texts are used internally or shared with business associates and clients? Or do you need to write for an international audience who speak English as a second language and therefore need some particularly simple texts?
My in-house training on plain language teaches participants a set of simple rules and tools that can make their texts a lot clearer: Not necessarily only technical documentation, but also all other kinds of texts, like specifications, statements, reports, minutes, guidelines, papers, presentations, articles, marketing texts, and so on.
The most important areas covered by the internal, on-site training are:
▪Language (usually the biggest part):
▪Optional topics, such as writing for a global audience, translation-friendly writing, special kinds of texts, etc.
For maximum efficiency, we directly work with texts from your own organization as much as possible. This not only guarantees practical relevance. What is more: The wow factor is much higher and you can remember suggested improvements much better when you experience the pain of seeing how you could have done better.
▪A pack of gummi bears to better stand the disclosed weaknesses in the texts that they have produced so far
▪Personal certificate of participation
▪Individually compiled training materials and checklists depending on what’s covered by the training