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Archive for April 2019

Welcome Paras Jamil

Skritswap is pleased to announce our newest team member: Paras Jamil as a Computational Linguist. Paras joined skritswap on April 15, 2019. Her strong linguistics background and desire to do more coding makes her a perfect addition to the team. We are so glad to have her join us. Get to know Paras here: 1)…

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Integrating Plain Language in Your Corporate Culture

Integrating Plain Language in Your Corporate Culture Integrating plain language into your workplace culture means managing change. Some people may not immediately support or easily adapt to change. But, support, enthusiasm and commitment are all important aspects of becoming a plain language workplace. So how do you get people to make a long-term commitment to…

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Promote Creativity & Innovation through Award

To mark Creativity & Innovation Day today, April 21st, we encourage people to apply for the Cheryl Stephens Innovation Award that we sponsor. The award spotlights the work of inspiring members of the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN). The root of innovation is creativity. As Jeremy Johnson, co-founder & CEO of Andela, said, “Creativity is…

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Two ways to introduce and support plain language in your organization

Give people the motivation The importance of integration Adopting plain language can be a moderate change in direction or a massive switch in your methods. Either way, you will be asking colleagues to change how they do their work. To gain support integrate plain language considerations into existing methods. And promote its benefits to staff, customers, and investors.…

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Welcome Vong Vong

Skritswap is pleased to announce our newest team member: Vong Vong as Executive Assistant to our Founder & CEO, Melissa Kargiannakis. Vong joined skritswap on April 1, 2019. She brings her background from real estate with strong organization skills and we are delighted to have her join us. Get to know her here: 1) Tell…

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Make your plain language program work

Cheryl Stephens Building and keeping plain language support The importance of integration Plain language can be a moderate change in direction or a massive switch in your methods. Either way, you will be asking colleagues to do what they do differently. The best approach to get support is to integrate it into existing methods and…

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Writing for everyday: What to do instead of readability scores

Write for everybody: What to do instead of chasing grade levels Most people misunderstand the intended use for readability scoring by computer algorithm. Teachers and textbook publishers assign grade levels so that students are using materials that improve their language skills. The material is meant to be challenging. But when selecting learning materials for other…

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