There's more to plain language than you might think. Behind this great movement practitioners put users first. Plain Language Ethics panel will explore the relationship between situations and plain language use.
Moderator - Katherine McManus, BC Canada
Writing and Communications Program Director, Lifelong Learning Department,
Simon Fraser University
The panel will tackle the issue of Plain Language Ethics - with the focus on Understanding Situations for Plain Language Use: A Case Study and Discussion.
Associate Professor of English, Boise State University
Russell Willerton teaches technical communication courses for BA and MA students. Russell earned his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in 2005. He is a 2013 Fellow of the Boise State University Arts and Humanities Institute, which has supported his work on a book about plain language and ethics.
Renée Sarojini Saklikar, BC Canada
writes thecanadaproject, a life-long poem chronicle. Work from thecanadaproject appears in literary journals, newspapers, and anthologies. Renée is at work on a sequence of elegies, about Canada and the bombing of Air India Flight 182.
has worked more than 25 years as an editor, specializing in the use of plain language in magazines, books, and corporate documents. As an editor for the Public Legal Education Society, she converted legalese into plain language suitable for immigrant groups. Her company, Ocean Cove Media, specializes in developing simplified marketing materials.