If you want to develop your own plain-language training, we can help you work with one of our trained instructors to set up a course. As a first step, you'll want to look at our training materials to get an idea of what you should cover. If you need more help, contact us. We've also included other resources that can help you present training in plain language.
Federal Plain Language Guidelines is our basic handbook for plain-language writers. You can use it to structure a training course. It makes a good text or reference for your students.
Writing Effective Letters is a supplement to Federal Plain Language Guidelines.
We use this standard set of slides to present our training. You're welcome to use it too.
We also have a set of exercises and answers that you can use with our slides.
If you need to give a short presentation about plain language, you can use this powerpoint presentation, which we designed to take about one hour to cover.
Here are some additional resources about organizing documents, using the active voice, and using lists and tables. Use them to flesh out your training materials.