I appreciate the opportunity to write to lawyers about the ethics of plain language from a technical-communication perspective. I am a professor of technical communication and, formerly, a full-time technical writer. In this article, I’ll view the ethics of plain language through the lens of the literature on ethics in the field of technical communication.
This document was originally published in The Michigan Bar Journal by the State Bar of Michigan. Copyright restrictions may apply. Posted with permission from the October 2016 issue of the Michigan Bar Journal.
Willerton, Russell. (2016). "The Ethics of Plain Language: A Technical Communicator's Perspective". Michigan Bar Journal, 95(10), 46-49.