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Plain Language Editing

Plain Language Adaptation & Guide Layout






Mental Health First Aid Cultural Competency Guide


Our Role

Plain language adaptation, guide design/layout  – Review and prepare Change Matrix’s cultural competency guide to be plain language ready. Work included modifying college-level content to be at an 8th-10th grade reading level, organizing content to be user-friendly, creating graphics, and preparing the layout of a 15-page guide. This is for Change Matrix’s client, National Council for Behavioral Health.


March 2017 – Creating User-Friendly Content

Develop User-Friendly Cultural Competency Guide

Change Matrix contacted us to ask if we could help them adapt their Mental Health First Aid cultural competency guide to be more user-friendly in terms of literacy level and organization of content. Answer: Absolutely! We love this kind of work. We changed most of the content from a college literacy level to an 8th to 10th grade level. We also split up content by chunking, color, bullets, and use of graphics. We also did the layout and design for the guide. Very happy to partner with this great organization!