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Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

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Saturday, March 28 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Beyond the Plain Language Edit: Editing for Low-literacy and ESL readers

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Written communications presented at high reading levels pose a barrier for many Americans. As writers and editors, improving information for readers with low literacy means using plain language, specifically with an awareness of ESL challenges. This interactive session teaches those who produce information for the public specific skills to enhance the clarity and readability of text for low-literacy and limited-English readers after doing a traditional plain language edit.

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Claire Foley

Freelance editor, CF Editing and Proofreading Services
Claire Foley is a freelance editor and expert in plain language. Having edited health information in-house at the Canadian Cancer Society for a number of years, she now freelances for the Society as well as for other health, technical and legal organizations. Claire has been an editor... Read More →
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Tracy Torchetti

Director, Cancer Information, Canadian Cancer Society
Tracy Torchetti, MA, is Director of Cancer Information at the Canadian Cancer Society, where she oversees a knowledge translation and dissemination team responsible for developing information on cancer-related topics ranging from risk reduction to treatment, clinical trials, supportive... Read More →

Saturday March 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Ballroom 4

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