Digital hub

Are you looking to settle a style question or get some quick tips on how to write simply and clearly? Do you want to earn a digital badge to show your plain language credentials? 

This is where you’ll find links to all our digital resources, including our new badging system, our online style guide and other plain language tools. 

Our style guide

The Australian Style Guide (ASG) is our definitive online resource on Australian style for writers and editors. It addresses the most common style questions authors face every day and reflects contemporary Australian writing in print and digital environments. 

Use it to:

  • make evidence-based style decisions
  • ensure your writing is clear, consistent and error free
  • save time when writing and editing
  • keep up to date with Australian standards.

It’s clear, comprehensive and easy to use. And it’s free.

Free resources

Sharing the benefits of plain language is an important part of what we do. We offer a range of free tools, guides and white papers that will get you thinking about clear communication and how you can improve your writing practice. 

Check out our:

We’re always adding to your collection, so check back from time to time to see what’s new. 

Digital badges

Digital badges are online credentials that certify that you’ve completed a course or achieved a learning outcome. They can be shared on your website or Linkedin page, and recruiters and others can verify your skills at the click of a button. 

Our badges are:

  • offered to participants who complete our plain language training workshops
  • hosted on Credly, an international credentialling platform
  • easy to share with colleagues and potential employers. 

Take a look at our information page to learn more. 

Webinar series

We’re excited to launch our new series of free webinars. Showcasing some of the latest research on the effectiveness of plain language, we’ll be sharing our tips about how you can adopt a plainer approach in all your writing. 

Got half an hour to spare? Settle in to watch the recording of our first webinar, Sharpen your plain language writing skills.

Or take a look at our second webinar, How to champion plain language at work. This one covers how you can make small changes to how you and your teams communicate to achieved organisation-wide benefits. 

Visit the ASG for more details on what it covers and how to use it.

No. Simply sign up as a registered user and you can access the style guide for free! It’s an ideal solution for organisations that need a convenient and cost-effective style guide.

Yes. The ASG is for anyone who writes at work, including private sector professionals, government employees and academics. You can even pair the ASG with a business writing course to save time, reduce mistakes and keep your customers happy.

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