Video: Karen Schriver presents at European Commission: Designing plain language guidelines internationnally.

Video: Karen Schriver presents at European Commission: Designing plain language guidelines internationnally.

Karen Schriver’s presentation on designing guidelines for plain language is part of a webcast of the 2014 Clear Writing Conference held in Brussels, Belgium at the European Commission. The conference celebrated the European Union’s (EU) Plain Writing Awards and the IC Clear Clarity 2014 Conference (http://icclearclarity.com). Out of 96 entries for the Plain Writing awards, which included nominations from 33 EU agencies and public services, there were 8 award winners. This video opens with a brief welcome by the EU Director-General for Translation, Rytis Martikonis, who supervises translation services for the EU’s 24 official languages (1 minute). He then introduces Karen Schriver, who had been invited to present on “Designing Plain Language Guidelines Internationally” (19 minutes).

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