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Plain Legal Language: A Makeover For The Ugly Stepsister Of Corporate Communication

September 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - September 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


The workshop is aimed at professionals who communicate on behalf of an organisation or who draft documents such as:
• Terms and conditions
• Disclaimers
• Notices
• Contracts
• Correspondence
• Forms
• Marketing material
The workshop is therefore ideal for people who need to create more effective, client-centred business communication.

What is covered in the workshop?

We will look at the entire process of effective legal communication in plain language, including
• Guiding your organisation towards plain language
• Plain-language challenges
• Planning, in other words understanding your objectives and the expectations of your audience
• Drafting, in other words choosing what to communicate, getting organised and writing
• Editing, testing and revising
You will be given ample opportunity to put your skills into practice and you will receive feedback from experts. If you would like to send us an example of your work beforehand, you are welcome to do so.

About the presenters
Elizabeth de Stadler and Liezl van Zyl write, consult and design effective communication for a living. One an attorney and the other an information designer by profession, they are a formidable team, challenging the way that organisations approach their legal writing.


September 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am
September 30, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


Stellenbosch University Language Centre
Stellenbosch, South Africa