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Open course special offers
We have a small number of places left on the following courses:-
Grammarcheck (Wednesday 16 September 2015 in London)
Plain English (Thursday 5 November 2015 in Cardiff)
To book either of these courses with a £50 discount on each place, just send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a special offer booking form, or 'phone Terri on 01663 744409.
The right side of the law
We’ve teamed up with West Mercia Police to help them rewrite their ‘missing person – risk assessment’ questionnaire.
In West Mercia there are on average around 6500 missing person reports opened up each year. The clarity of the questionnaire is absolutely crucial – it should now be that little bit easier to read.
Football gobbledygook generator
You may be familiar with how football managers, players and pundits talk about the game. If so, the football gobbledygook generator will provide you with many examples of the kinds of nonsense they regularly produce.
If you’re not familiar with football jargon, try the generator anyway. See if you can make sense of a typical post-match comment – we doubt it!
Either way, we hope the new gobbledygook generator provides you with a bit of fun – and a reminder of what to expect at about five o’clock on a Saturday.
Plain English public notices
We’ve teamed up with Three Rivers District Council, Dacorum Borough Council and the RNIB (The Royal National Institute of Blind People) to develop Plain English guidelines for public legal notices.
As part of that, Three Rivers and Dacorum are running a brief national survey. Please complete the survey, which will only take a few minutes, and let us know what improvements you would make to public notices.
The survey is open to everyone until September 4. Three Rivers will publish a summary of the results on their website (www.threerivers.gov.uk) by 1 October 2015.
Thank you for your time.