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Pens of Power

About this project

I took part in an exercise to test my content with members of the public. This was on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency. An important part of writing content for Government is ensuring it is accessible to everyone. This might include people with literacy issues, or speakers of another language. The 'Pens of Power' exercise allows people to go through your content with a fine tooth comb and highlight any words that they don't understand. The exercise gave a me a greater understanding of plain English and how important it is to Government services.


I rewrote the content to remove idioms like ‘rule of thumb’ which didn’t mean anything to those whose first language wasn’t English.


Pens of Power