Plain English campaign news articles
Jargon irritates Midlanders
- Created on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:01
Almost a third of people canvassed in the Midlands are not only bothered by the use of jargon but 'cringe' when they use it.
That’s amongst the findings of a recent survey, which also found that 94% of those questioned in the East Midlands think 'we use too much jargon', with a small number using jargon to appear 'more professional'.
The 'buzz-words' in question – including 'leveraging' and 'blue-sky thinking' – are far from on the wane in offices and boardrooms across the Midlands. But at least there’s a suggestion among these findings that some of those employing the terms are becoming aware of how hollow they are.
Our very own Steve Jenner suggested as much on this recent ITV News appearance.
Plain English awards announced
- Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 22:40
The Plain English awards for 2013 have now been announced. Go to our awards page to see the winners, both good and bad.
Plain English Awards to be announced on 4 December
- Created on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:18
The annual Plain English Awards will be announced on 4 December. As ever, we will use the occasion to draw attention to those doing their bit for plain English and clear communication. We will also point out a few examples from the other end of the clarity scale, including a few verbal clangers.
Plain English Campaign blast the Government for missing the point on pensions
- Created on Friday, 20 September 2013 15:42
Plain English Campaign, like many others, applaud the Government for planning to introduce a ‘cap’ on the charges for workplace pensions. However, we are amazed at their lack of foresight in not insisting that those charges are transparent.
Charity Membership of Plain English Campaign
- Created on Friday, 06 September 2013 11:31
Your charity’s message should be as clear as possible. If it isn’t, your chance of reaching the widest possible audience will be seriously affected. This could in turn mean you miss out on potential donations and the chance to fully realise your aims.
For charities, every donation is crucial. With this in mind, you might want to think about displaying your commitment to clear communication, get help with producing clearer information and take advantage of our services at reduced rates.