Update on new content standards

Two new standards are set to improve the quality of digital content. Are you ready to meet these standards?

International standard for plain language

A couple of months ago I reported on the development of a new plain language standard. A final draft should be ready by mid-2021. It will then go to a vote of ISO member countries for approval.

Style Manual

September 2020 saw the release of the long-awaited Style Manual. In a digital format with a focus on digital content, this new guidance replaces the Australian Government's Content Guide. A second version with updates on accessibility is due in mid-December.

Our training helps you meet these standards

Our web writing course will help you to meet the new plain language standard. It covers:

  • identifying your audience and purpose
  • making content findable
  • structuring and designing content, with a focus on screen-based reading
  • writing in a readable style.

And right now we're updating the course to be consistent with new recommendations from the Style Manual.

We'll publish dates for training in 2021 soon.

Web writing course

Learn how to write and design content that's easy to find, read, and use.

We run live online training for individuals and groups.

Book a course at https://4syllables.com.au/