Plain language professionals

Plain language professionals play a vital role in the community by helping subject matter experts explain important information to other people in their enterprises, or to the public. They often translate technical expertise into actionable knowledge.

Some plain language professionals listed on this site run a writing, editing or training enterprise. Others work directly for business or government organisations. See plainlanguagepro.org for people who can certify documents meet plain language standards.

As a community, plain language professionals listed are committed to the following principles in all their work:

  • Documents are developed with the end user in mind. Plain language professionals consider the users’ (readers’) circumstances, their comfort with the written word and how they need to use the information provided.
  • Use the simplest writing style possible, as appropriate to the users.
  • A dedication to continually improve and refine their writing skills.

Search for a Plain Language Professional in your city.
(location information in last column – you may need to scroll to the right)

Email info<at>plainlanguageprofessionals.org to be added to this list. (no charge)

NameWeblinkLocation
Nan BerrettWriting for local government & businesswordsolutions.com.auAdelaide, Australia
Sue CartledgeQuality control for your copycontextualise.comSydney, Australia
Lyndall ThomasMaking content easy to read.informationaccessgroup.comMelbourne, Australia
Di HoldingAg research outcomes for industryandicom.com.auWagga Wagga, Australia
Louise Correcharedenglish.com.auMelbourne, Australia
Matthew SkoienPlain English editing and trainingperfectdocuments.com.au
Rhonda BraceyMaking technical information understandablecybertext.com.auPerth, Australia
Heather DoubledayPlain language editors - business & government.literallyinspired.com.auHobart, Australia
Brigitte Staplesbredit.com.auSydney, Australia
Warren KissellOperations, quality mgt and HACCP documentsdescribe.wk@gmail.comBathurst, Australia
Rory DalyThe internet is big. Stand out.eastedit.com.auBrisbane, Australia
Bec ChristensenKeep your communications clean and clearthewordsmithcopywriting.com.auSydney, Australia
Andy QuanI'll make your words betterboldface.com.auSydney, Australia
Susan McKerihanCoaching and editing in clear writingplainenglishconsulting.com.auSydney, Australia
Judy GregoryComplex information made plaininfodesigncentre.com.auBrisbane, Australia
Pam KershawPlain language editing and writingkershaw.com.auMelbourne, Australia
Colin AlcockPE training and editing since 1998plainenglish.com.auWodonga, Australia
Glenn JohnsonClear communication is plainly neededglennjohnson.com.auSydney, Australia
Andrew PeglerPlain language writing, training and editingandrewpeglermedia.com.auMelbourne, Australia
Greg PendleburyRigorous thinking, always reader focusedthinkwrite.com.auSydney, Australia
Melinda LeyshonSimple writing is the ultimate sophisticationwritecopy.com.auSydney, Australia
Mel RoomePolishing your wordshitsend.com.auHobart, Australia
Ian ShortWriting that gets resultsianshort.com
Simon MitchellSmart, effective writing for businessescopyoctopus.comCanberra, Australia
Lu SextonJargon buster & bureauspeak translatorlusexton.comMelbourne, Australia
Will BelfordMaking complex things simple.style.com.auNSW Central Coast, Australia
Addy Watsonaddles1979@gmail.comDubbo, Australia
Shae LalorExcellence in written communicationthewritepath.com.auCanberra, Australia
Denise HoldenImproving text quality and effectivenesswritingcentral.com.auSydney, Australia
Adam RaffelYour ideas expressed clearly to readersadamraffel.comSydney, Australia
Hilary Cadmancadmanediting.comBellingen, Australia
Anne Reillyanne@reilly.id.au
Di HoldingAg research outcomes for industryandicom.com.auWagga Wagga
Julia GarryPlain language editors - business & government.literallyinspired.com.auHobart, Australia
Russell ThomsonWe help you say exactly what you mean.clearcommunications.net.auSydney, Australia
Susan PierottiMake your writing ZING!creativetext.com.auMelbourne, Australia