This Week’s Featured Course:
Writing in Plain Language
Get Your Message Across in the Shortest Time Possible
Next course date: February 12, 2019 – click here for full details
This one-day workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their written communication skills and gain confidence when writing documents for a variety of audiences.
Plain language techniques make your written communications clear — and they help the audience easily understand your intended message. The Government of Canada’s communications policy states, “An institution’s duty to inform the public includes the obligation to communicate effectively….To ensure clarity and consistency of information, plain language and proper grammar must be used in all communication with the public.”
This workshop will provide you with skills needed to communicate clearly, concisely, coherently, and correctly. You will learn how to gear each piece of communication to its intended audience, always keeping the needs of the audience in mind.
At the end of this seminar, you will be able to:
• Use Plain Language techniques to communicate effectively
• Understand the rationale for using Plain Language
• Write clearly and concisely
• Follow Government of Canada Plain Language guidelines
Your workshop leader is Moira W. Moira is a versatile communicator and instructor with decades of experience editing, writing, teaching, and managing projects for government and corporate clients. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Policy, and thoroughly understands the public policy making process and plain language guidelines. Moira has extensive editing experience, and excels in helping clients develop style guidelines and appropriate means of disseminating information. She has managed onsite production of reports in Canada and Europe; has traveled across Canada with public consultations writing, editing, and producing reports; and has synthesized the work of multiple authors and written executive summaries. Moira has taught editing and writing courses in Ottawa, Montréal, Toronto, and Nunavut to government and corporate clients, as well as for the Editors’ Association of Canada.
For more information, please contact:
Tel: 613-234-2020, ext. 21