The Plain Writing Association
The following Plain Writing Association projects are accessible to the public on this website by clicking on the links below:
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
This website of the Plain Writing Association gives the public free access to all its projects. These ongoing projects document the plain language movement and all the legislative efforts to make government write in clear and concise language, culminating, in particular, in the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (PL 111-274; 124 Stat. 2861).
We also provide city, state, and Federal governments—as well as businesses, organizations, educational institutions, and individuals—with ease of access to purchasing the StyleWriter 4.0 Editing Software. As the primary plain writing software program used within such Federal agencies as the FTC, EPA, FAA, and FDA as well as within the City of Los Angeles and elsewhere, it is one of the most important tools for compliance with the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and other plain language requirements.