What is Clear Writing?

Clear Writing uses clear writing techniques are important to ensure the content you develop is simple and clear, making it accessible to a wide range of audiences.

Clear Writing helps:

    • save time and money
    • make your product or service information easier to read and understand
    • ensure accessibility – vital information is understood by all
    • your organization meet the standards of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
    • reduce training and down-time costs while increasing productivity and safety

We are your clear writing specialist and offer fee-for-service assistance with your clear writing needs that will help make your messages clear and easy to understand. Here is a lit of services we offer:

Document Consultation

  • review documents and make recommendations
  • consult on development of documents at various stages (e.g. prior to development, mid-way, upon draft completion)
  • review and re-write documents

Clear Writing Workshops

  • provide workshops to staff about the principles of clear writing
  • design workshops for specific audiences

Organizational Audits

  • analyze documents, signage, display boards etc. of an organization
  • provide written report on findings with recommendations
  • Quick Screen Consultation for non-profit agencies
  • review documents (maximum of 2 pages) and provide expert clear language advice
  • maximum free consultation is one hour

For more information or to book a Clear Writing Service, please email stephanie@smskillforce.ca