Write For Your Reader The Northwest Territories Literacy Council
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A Plain Language Handbook

What type of document is best?

Look at all the information about your readers and the purpose of your document. Ask:

What type of document is best for my readers to achieve my purpose? Brochure, booklet, report, letter, form, poster, or other? If I’m editing an existing document(s), should it be a different type of document?
How many documents do I need? If I’m editing an existing document, should I combine two or more documents into one? Should I separate one document into two or more different documents?
How long should my document be? What is the upper and lower limit?

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