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Writing in plain English

Author: Robert D Eagleson; Gloria Brewer Jones; Sue Hassall; Australia. Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism, and Territories.
Publisher: Canberra : Australian Govt. Pub. Service, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This resource is part of the Australian Government's program to help public servants to express themselves clearly and to achieve high standards in all their publications. It can be used as an instructor's handbook for courses run by training sections, and by individuals as a self-instruction manual. Contents include: -The plain english approach: clear language, being fair to readers, what goes into writing  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Eagleson; Gloria Brewer Jones; Sue Hassall; Australia. Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism, and Territories.
ISBN: 0644068485 : 9780644068482
OCLC Number: 27499174
Notes: At head of title: Department of the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories.
Description: vi, 122 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 30 cm
Responsibility: Robert D. Eagleson assisted by Gloria Jones and Sue Hassall.

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This resource is part of the Australian Government's program to help public servants to express themselves clearly and to achieve high standards in all their publications. It can be used as an instructor's handbook for courses run by training sections, and by individuals as a self-instruction manual. Contents include: -The plain english approach: clear language, being fair to readers, what goes into writing -Planning your document: getting to know your audience, thinking about your topic, organising your document -All about language: making choices in language, keeping sentences down to size, keeping sentences clear, ordering ideas within sentences, handling essential components in sentences, active versus passive, writing directly to your audience, writing positively, choosing the right words, technical words, acronyms and abbreviations, misleading words, strings of nouns -Designing, testing and revising your documents: document design, testing, revising and editing.

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