Plain English Campaign

Subject: Plain English Campaign
From: Kelley <kelley -at- inkworkswell -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 15:25:42 -0500

heh. So much for a "jargon-busting" plain English. Are any of our fellow UK techwriters famliar with the Plain English Campaign?

Speechless feat of 13-word job title

Flushed with pride at producing a well-received "jargon-busting"
handbook for employees, a council then dropped its guard and published a
job advertisement so obscure that no one applied.

While staff settled back to read their guide to plain English, a
"clerical error" led to the 13-word title for a short-term post going
out to newspapers and on to Lancashire county council's website.

The rest of this short article, at:

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