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Plain Language Book Club

Editors and writers, let’s support each other with an informal reading club. We’re still considering the best plain language subtopic for fall 2023.

In the meantime, explore the three books we read in fall of 2022 below and on my blog. These books offered a great introduction to measuring readability and writing or editing to include more readers.

How it works:

  • Virtual via Zoom.
  • Who should attend? The structure is nearly self-guided learning, so it will be most useful for working editors and writers who already have some familiarity with plain language.

Fall 2022 meetings:

1. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. EDT

Link to download free PDF: Plain Language: Clear and Simple
Supply & Services Canada, 1991


2. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. EDT

Link to purchase: The Oxford Guide to Plain English
By Martin Cutts


3. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. EST

Link to purchase: Plain Language in Plain English  
Edited by Cheryl Stephens


Kentucky Events for Editors

Networking Meetup
Word Herd is a network of Kentucky editors who support each other’s professional development and small business goals. We meet in person twice a year for informal socials. We’re still planning our events for 2023.

Please send me an email if you’d like to be invited.