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)
|Nan Berrett||Writing for local government & business||wordsolutions.com.au||Adelaide, Australia|
|Sue Cartledge||Quality control for your copy||contextualise.com||Sydney, Australia|
|Lyndall Thomas||Making content easy to read.||informationaccessgroup.com||Melbourne, Australia|
|Di Holding||Ag research outcomes for industry||andicom.com.au||Wagga Wagga, Australia|
|Louise Correcha||redenglish.com.au||Melbourne, Australia|
|Matthew Skoien||Plain English editing and training||perfectdocuments.com.au|
|Rhonda Bracey||Making technical information understandable||cybertext.com.au||Perth, Australia|
|Heather Doubleday||Plain language editors - business & government.||literallyinspired.com.au||Hobart, Australia|
|Brigitte Staples||bredit.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Warren Kissell||Operations, quality mgt and HACCP email@example.com||Bathurst, Australia|
|Rory Daly||The internet is big. Stand out.||eastedit.com.au||Brisbane, Australia|
|Bec Christensen||Keep your communications clean and clear||thewordsmithcopywriting.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Andy Quan||I'll make your words better||boldface.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Susan McKerihan||Coaching and editing in clear writing||plainenglishconsulting.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Judy Gregory||Complex information made plain||infodesigncentre.com.au||Brisbane, Australia|
|Pam Kershaw||Plain language editing and writing||kershaw.com.au||Melbourne, Australia|
|Colin Alcock||PE training and editing since 1998||plainenglish.com.au||Wodonga, Australia|
|Glenn Johnson||Clear communication is plainly needed||glennjohnson.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Andrew Pegler||Plain language writing, training and editing||andrewpeglermedia.com.au||Melbourne, Australia|
|Greg Pendlebury||Rigorous thinking, always reader focused||thinkwrite.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Melinda Leyshon||Simple writing is the ultimate sophistication||writecopy.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Mel Roome||Polishing your words||hitsend.com.au||Hobart, Australia|
|Ian Short||Writing that gets results||ianshort.com|
|Simon Mitchell||Smart, effective writing for businesses||copyoctopus.com||Canberra, Australia|
|Lu Sexton||Jargon buster & bureauspeak translator||lusexton.com||Melbourne, Australia|
|Will Belford||Making complex things simple.||style.com.au||NSW Central Coast, Australia|
|Addy Watsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dubbo, Australia|
|Shae Lalor||Excellence in written communication||thewritepath.com.au||Canberra, Australia|
|Denise Holden||Improving text quality and effectiveness||writingcentral.com.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Adam Raffel||Your ideas expressed clearly to readers||adamraffel.com||Sydney, Australia|
|Hilary Cadman||cadmanediting.com||Bellingen, Australia|
|Di Holding||Ag research outcomes for industry||andicom.com.au||Wagga Wagga|
|Julia Garry||Plain language editors - business & government.||literallyinspired.com.au||Hobart, Australia|
|Russell Thomson||We help you say exactly what you mean.||clearcommunications.net.au||Sydney, Australia|
|Susan Pierotti||Make your writing ZING!||creativetext.com.au||Melbourne, Australia|