Training people

We deliver change through Getting to the point® plain English writing training for businesses and government.

Our in-house workshops build skills in writing reports, policies, ministerials, letters and emails, web content and more. We tailor this training to your sector.

We hold our 1-day public workshop for individuals or small groups at CBD venues around Australia.

 Editing documents

Our Getting to the point® plain English editing services will transform your documents into engaging and effective texts. 

We use 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.
Nov 15
1/80 King William Street
Nov 17
Sold out
1/440 Collins Street
Nov 25
2/191 Clarence Street
Nov 25
3/288 Edward Street
Dec 9
2/191 Clarence Street
Feb 21
2/191 Clarence Street

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, or test your knowledge in our short style quiz.




Community activities

Find out more about plain language and how we promote it in the community.

Search our library of interviews, articles and speeches by Neil James. Or learn about our local and international activities, our research and our ideas.





Cartoon from Modern Manglish, a book by Neil James and Harold Scruby

© Alan Moir