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There are a variety of books, articles, videos, and journals that provide different perspectives on the value of plain language in areas as diverse as science, government regulation, and law. Find useful writing tips and fresh points of view from today’s plain language innovators.

The material available about plain language is extensive and can be confusing. Here are some basic resources to get you started: