Plain Language Guide

At A Glance

This guide introduces plain language writing, and explains why and how it should be used for all B.C. government websites.

A quick reference to our plain language writing principles and approach.

Writing Plainly

Writing rules and suggestions for creating plain language content. 

Web Writing

Effective approaches to creating effective web content for all devices and audiences.


Links to popular plain language guides, tools, and free courses.


This guide is part of the web standards developed by the B.C. government's Content Design Advisory Working Group (contact CDAWG). 


See an error or have a suggestion? Contact CDAWG.

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