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Preparing Plain Language Summaries

This toolkit presents the best practices for preparing plain language summaries of technical documents that your target audience will understand. It guides you through the process of writing in plain language, starting with factors to consider before you begin writing, to the nuts and bolts of writing, and what to do before submitting your document.

  • What is plain language?
  • How to structure, write, and format your plain language summaries
  • Advice on effective wording, structure and design features
  • How to proofread and field test your document