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Plain Language Writing (Online-Zoom)


The Plain Language Workshop is a two half-day course which survey’s the principles of plain language. It includes methods for streamlining sentences, using effective verb constructions and selecting the appropriate wording in modern workplace documents.

Learning Objectives:

The participants will:

  • Gain an awareness of plain language and its role in writing at the GN
  • Practice the principles of plain language in exercises, case studies, and their own documents
  • Use plain language in the editing of their own documents and those of others

The course will cover:

  • The culture of plain language: toward a corporate “voice” of clarity
  • Avoidance of jargon and other instances of wordy and outmoded language
  • Streamlined sentences and punctuation rules
  • Verb constructions that make writing clear and readable
  • Effective vs. ineffective word choice

 Date and Time: February 20-21, 2023

  Kitikmeot (MST) Kivalliq (CST) Qikiqtaaluk (EST)
Start Time 12 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 
End Time 3:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:15 p.m. 

Important Note:

All GN employees are welcome to register for this course, but it will be offered based on Central Standard Time (CST) from 1:00pm-4:15pm. Participants enrolled are expected to complete this course based on this time zone.

Start Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2023
End Date: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Online - Zoom
Across Nunavut
Contact Name: 
Karen Tutanuak
Registration Deadline: 
Friday, February 17, 2023
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 

Application Form

Completed application forms must be downloaded, printed and signed by the employee and the employee’s supervisor, then emailed or faxed. All registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.