Plain English Network, The Business of Government in the Language of the People


[PEN Gp]The Plain English Network (PEN) has developed this handbook as a guide for document writers and reviewers. We've based it upon the considerable literature on plain English and upon our experiences in our agencies. We envision this handbook as a living document that we will revise frequently to better serve users.

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