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Are you making clients sick with poor writing?
Health is complex.
If clients can’t understand your
information, they can’t stay well.
We all need a plain language check-up.
Watch the video to find out more.
Less than 1% of online health information is
written so average people can understand it.
It’s too complex and overwhelming
for the majority of readers.
This poor writing makes clients think
“I can’t do this”
Our new eLearning
Reach more people with plain language writing
is a comprehensive guide to how you can communicate
with people who struggle to digest information.
It will help you reduce information overload
and remove jargon from your writing.
Reach more people with plain language writing is concise,
easy to understand and lets you practice what you learn.
Reach more people with plain language
• short videos highlighting clear examples
• activities to practice what you learn
• links to helpful resources
You can apply what you learn
immediately to your work!
The training takes between 2 – 2.5 hours.
“It’s such a great return on investment for anyone
who is writing for the public – time and dollar investment that is”
Tahlia, Team Leader, Regional Health Service
What’s in the course?
In this course you'll get:
- A chance to review your current plain language skills and learn new ones
- A definition for plain language, its history and how it can help you today
- A mindset you can apply immediately to all your written communication
- lots of chances to practice what you’re learning
You'll also get a clear, actionable framework to make your writing:
- Easier to understand
- Easier to act on
- Reach people who struggle to understand health messages
- Reach people whose first language is not English
T E S T I M O N I A L S
We think this training is great, but don’t take our word for it!
This course helped me recognise that we can do better with our written communication and consumer health information.
A few of us did the course and loved the insights into literacy levels, and how to turn information from complex to easy to read.
It has definitely been a worthwhile learning experience.
The Reach more people training is the best plain language writing resource I’ve found!
Jolyon’s presenting style is very clear and easy to listen to, and there are plenty of activities and quizzes spread throughout the session which make it very interactive and engaging.
I think everyone – from beginners to experienced writers – will benefit from this course.
The online plain language course used a variety of videos, reading and activities to provide great information in an interesting format.
I highly recommend this course for anyone involved in providing written communication. It was full of strategies you can easily implement to reach more people!
To paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld, you don’t know what you don’t know.
I was pleasantly surprised to learn new concepts, tricks and tips that I hadn’t previously thought about or come across – as a result, I’m better at communicating with a wider range of people.
For a relatively small amount of time, that’s a really valuable outcome. Highly recommend this course.