We specialise in plain English writing training for businesses and government.
Getting to the point®: This in-house training is tailored to your sector. Our signature 2-day workshops include report writing, technical writing, policy writing, ministerial writing, letter and email writing, and web writing.
Clear writing courses: Our 1-day open courses help professionals to build writing skills at 4 levels: introductory, intermediate, advanced and specialist.
Our Getting to the point® plain English editing services create engaging and effective texts.
Our expert editors draw on the latest research in readability and plain language for:
Building our community
We champion everyone's right to transparent and ethical public language.
Our Executive Director, Neil James (or Dr Plain English), heads our community program.
Follow our activities through social media, and
our contributions, including:
- events we sponsor, like the international PLAIN and Clarity conferences
- articles and interviews about language
- public speeches on clear communication.
Achieving critical mass
How can organisations make the most of a plain English program? Learn the 10 critical factors for success with our Executive Director, Neil James.
You'll find more of our insights into plain language in the public sector in our regular articles, first published in The Mandarin.
1-day Clear writing courses
Writing in Plain English
Learn the core concepts of plain English in our introductory course.
Writing for Clarity
Learn to balance the needs of your readers in our intermediate course.
Writing to Persuade
Learn to persuade readers to your point of view in our advanced course.
Writing for the Web
Learn to create clear and engaging web content in our specialist course.
Free writing tools
Our editors have created a toolbox to help you draft clear and compelling documents.
Browse our samples to see what a difference clarity can make.
Try our top tips for writing in plain English. You'll be a whiz in no time.
Test your grammar and punctuation in our short style quiz.
Read about plain language and how we promote it in the community.
On air and in print
Search our library of interviews, articles and speeches by Neil James.
Learn about our local and international activities.
Find out more about our research and ideas.
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