Use the Hennepin County Writing Guide to answer common writing and editing questions.
If you find exceptionally good or bad examples of plain language, send them to us. We will share some of what we receive.
We at Hennepin County have joined the international plain language movement and are committed to communicating to the public using language that is easy to understand.
Plain language is a process that involves focusing written communication on the needs of the intended audience. With everything you publish, your audience should be able to:
The product of a plain language process is writing that is clear, concise, and easy to understand.
Hennepin County won two 2013 ClearMark Awards – one for absentee voting web pages and one for a rewrite of information on visiting the Hennepin County Home School.
These awards celebrate the best in clear communication and plain language from government, non-profits, and private companies. The awards are given by the Center for Plain Language, and nominations come from throughout the United States and from other English-speaking countries.
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