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Introducing Annetta Cheek

Introducing Annetta Cheek

People have a right to plain language —Annetta Cheek. Annetta is an anthropologist by training and she has a PhD from the University of Arizona. She worked for the US Government from 1980 until early 2007. Most of her Federal career focused on writing and implementing...

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Introducing Karen Schriver

Introducing Karen Schriver

It’s all about the reader —Karen Schriver. Karen Schriver is a plain language consultant and researcher. She launched her career at Carnegie Mellon University, where she co-directed the M.A. in Professional Writing and coordinated the Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Document...

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Our history

Our history

Our origins The Federation emerged in 2007 when three major organisations decided to work jointly on developing plain language as a profession. These three – the Center for Plain Language, Clarity, and the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) – each...

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