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					U.S. Department of Transportation Plain Language Resource Page

Contact Neil Eisner      http://www.plainlanguage.gov/contrib/page1.htm

President’s Memorandum on Plain Language           www.reg-group.com/library/PLmemo.html

Vice President’s Memorandum on Plain Language www.plainlanguage.gov/cites/vpguid.htm

Secretary’s Memo         http://www.dot.gov/ost/ogc/memo.htm

DOT Action Plan          http://www.dot.gov/ost/ogc/action.htm

Plain Language Action Network (PLAN)               www.plainlanguage.gov/pen.htm

Writing User-Friendly Documents            http://www.plainlanguage.gov/handbook/index.htm

Testing Your Document             http://www.plainlanguage.gov/howto/test.htm

Plain English at a Glance         http://www.plainlanguage.gov/library/ataglanc.htm

Simpler Words and Phrases         http://www.plainlanguage.gov/library/smpl1.htm

Federal Register: Plain Language Tool
        http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/plain_language/tools.html

Document Drafting Handbook
       http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/document_drafting_handbook/print_friendly.ht
ml?page=document_drafting_handbook_content.html&title=NARA%20%7C%20Federal%20Re
gister%20%7C%20Document%20Drafting%20Handbook

Making Regulations Readable
        http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/document_drafting_handbook/introduction.pdf

Drafting Legal Documents
        http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/drafting_legal_documents/drafting_legal_docu
ments.html

Thesaurus of Indexing Terms indexes
       http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/code_of_federal_regulations/thesaurus.html

A Plain English Handbook: How to Create Clear SEC Disclosure Documents:
        http://www.sec.gov/news/extra/handbook.htm

Small Business Administration Plain Language Page           http://www.sba.gov/plain/

Plain English Campaign            http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/index.html

Can you Survive Without Plain English http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/guides.html

Plain Language Online             http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/Resources/index.html
Plain Language Partners         http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/networkindex.html

The Plain Train                 http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/plaintrain/

Seven Principles of Plain Language      http://www.islandnet.com/~wwlia/plainlan.htm

The Plain Language Association International    http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/

The Rapport Plain Language Newsletter
       http://www.gopdg.com/plainlanguage/Rapport/rap21.html#mast

Clarity                                         http://www.adler.demon.co.uk/clarity.htm

Project on the Use of Plain Language            http://www.sec.gov/pdf/handbook.pdf

Plain Language Commission                       http://www.plain-language-commission.com/

Answering the Critics of Plain Language
       http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/kimble/critics.htm

Writing for Dollars, Writing to Please
        http://www.plainlanguagenetwork.org/kimble/dollars.htm

Garbl’s Writing Resources Online        http://garbl.home.comcast.net/writing/

Plain English Campaign                  http://www.plainenglishcampaign.com/examples.html

IRS Plain Language Regulations
        http://www.irs.gov/taxpros/content/0,,id=103728,00.html


FAA Plain Language Initiative           http://www.faa.gov/language/

ABA Online Writing Resources
        http://w3.abanet.org/search/pages/viewDoc.cfm?docKey=/opt/abanet/htdocs/en_US/lpm/i
ncludes/sub/bp160_links.htm@ABAweb&queryText=writing%20labs&url=http://www.abanet.or
g/lpm/includes/sub/bp160_links.htm&h=true

Writing Assistance Websites
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/subject_matter/literature/writing/

The Bluebook of Grammar and Punctuation         http://www.grammarbook.com/

Common Errors in English
     http://www.wsu.edu:8080/~brians/errors/errors.html

Dictionary.com                                  http://dictionary.reference.com/

Grammar Slammer                                 http://englishplus.com/gramslam.htm

Elements of Style                               http://sut1.sut.ac.th/strunk/
Grammar & Style Notes
      http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/index.html

Guide to Grammar and Writing                   http://www.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/

HyperGrammar
      http://www.uottawa.ca/academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/grammar.html

Grammar & Style Guides                         http://electricpenguin.com/inkspot/

Internet Reference Resources                   http://www.internet-resources.com/writers/

Writing Resources on the Web
http://www.msoe.edu/gen_st/write.html

NASA’s Handbook for Technical Writers and Editors
      http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Organizations/TechPubs/Manual/index.html

National Writing Centers Association
       http://www.writerswrite.com/writinglinks/ucenters.htm

Purdue University
       http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/print/index.html

Rennselaer Writing Center
       http://www.rpi.edu/dept/llc/writecenter/web/handouts.html

University of Illinois                  http://www.english.uiuc.edu/cws/wworkshop/index.htm

University of Michigan                  http://www.lsa.umich.edu/swc/help/owl.html

University of Richmond                  http://writing2.richmond.edu/writing/wweb.html

University of Wisconsin
       http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html

Online English Grammar                         http://www.edufind.com/english/grammar/

Online Resources of Writers                    http://webster.commnet.edu/writing/writing.htm

Resources for Writers
       http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Writing/links.html

Writer’s Reference Desk
        http://www.mindspring.com/~jadcox/Writer%27s_Desk.html

Acronyms Used by the Federal Government         http://www-
lib.iupui.edu/subjectareas/gov/docs_abbrev.html

Acronym Finder                                 http://www.acronymfinder.com/
Great Reference Books Online                   http://www.bartleby.com/

Dictionary.Com                                 http://dictionary.reference.com/

DICT Online Dictionary

Hypertext Webster Interface
       http://members.aol.com/trial2nd/transcripts/webster.html

Lectlaw                                        http://www.lectlaw.com/

Roget’s Thesaurus                              http://thesaurus.reference.com/Roget-Alpha-
Index.html

Webster’s Dictionary                           http://www.m-w.com/

Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus
      http://www.lightlink.com/bobp/wedt/resources.htm


WWLIA Legal Dictionary                         http://www.dougbreyfogle.com/lawdictionary/

				
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