Plain Language Writing Tips



Based on Federal Plain Language Guidelines, here are 10 quick and practical tips for improving your writing.


1. Write for your audience

2. Address separate audiences separately

3. Organize your content

4. Use active voice

5. Use short, simple words

6. Write short paragraphs and sentences

7. Omit needless words

8. Be clear and concise

9. Avoid jargon

10. Test for readability