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phae committed Apr 3, 2012
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@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@ <h1>The voice of GOV.UK</h1>
<li>in the vernacular ;-)</li>
<li>active and engaging</li>
<li>trustworthy and official</li>
- <li>definitive and authoratitive</li>
+ <li>definitive and authoritative</li>
<li>incisive (but still human)</li>
<li>brief, succinct and to the point</li>
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@@ -35,7 +35,7 @@ <h1>Do not pass Go</h1>
<p>We get straight to the point, and then we stay there.</p>
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<p>Our ethos is to write concisely and tell people what they need to know or need to do, and not what government thinks they might want to know. We don't confound people with extra information, however useful we might think that is.</p>
- <p>You won't find government jargon or complex, unwieldy sentences on GOV.UK. Obviously we write in plain English. We don't let caveats (including grammatical ones) cloud simplicity, eg we say "you can" and not "you may be able to".</p>
+ <p>You won't find government jargon or complex, unwieldy sentences on GOV.UK. Obviously we write in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plain_English">plain English</a>. We don't let caveats (including grammatical ones) cloud simplicity, eg we say "you can" and not "you may be able to".</p>
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@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ <h1>Getting rid of advice</h1>
<p>Analysis showed people didn't want advice from GOV.UK. We listened and obeyed.</p>
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<p>We found no user demand for content like keeping warm in winter. But there is a place for government funded energy saving schemes, eg <a href="https://www.gov.uk/warm-front-scheme"> Warm Front.</a></p>
- <p>If there's no action for government (or the user) then we don't cover it on GOV.UK. Adviced-based content (eg how to write a CV) is done very well by other trusted organisations.</p>
+ <p>If there's no action for government (or the user) then we don't cover it on GOV.UK. Advice-based content (eg how to write a CV) is done very well by other trusted organisations.</p>
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@@ -57,7 +57,7 @@ <h1>Content design</h1>
<h2>Guides</h2>
<p>Our guides are a set of related information about a specific topic (eg <a href="https://www.gov.uk/council-housing"> Council housing</a>) or life event (eg <a href="https://www.gov.uk/after-a-death"> After someone dies</a>). One guide has one or more related 'parts' - people can see the edges of a topic and choose to read the whole lot or simply home in on a specific element.</p>
<h2>Answers</h2>
- <p>Our answers assume prior knowledge of a subject and answer one specific need, eg <a href="National Minimum wage rates."></a> We answer the question only and don't crowd the answer with surplus information. We also use answers to address popular needs (eg <a href="Child Benefit rates"></a>). We go into <a href="https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit">detail on Child Benefit</a> in our guide.</p>
+ <p>Our answers assume prior knowledge of a subject and answer one specific need, eg <a href="National Minimum wage rates."></a> We answer the question only and don't crowd the answer with surplus information. We also use answers to address popular needs (eg <a href="https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit-rates">Child Benefit rates</a>). We go into <a href="https://www.gov.uk/child-benefit">detail on Child Benefit</a> in our guide.</p>
<h2>Benefits and schemes</h2>
<p>A swathe of our content is about money and other things you can get from government. Amongst the morass of information about these schemes, the user needs are always centred around 3 tasks: How much can I get? Am I eligible? How do I claim? Our 'Benefits and schemes' format allows us to design content around these tasks.</p>
<h2>Services</h2>

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