Training people

We run plain English writing training for all workplace professionals.

We offer tailored in-house training in writing reports, policies, ministerials, letters and emails, web content and more.

Our 1-day public writing skills workshop is also available around Australia.

 Editing documents

We edit content to be engaging and effective. 

Our expert editors can:

  • edit complex material in depth
  • develop templates, such as for briefing notes
  • evaluate individual documents, sets of reports or whole websites.

 Building our community

We champion transparent and ethical public language. 

Our Executive Director, Dr Neil James, regularly speaks in the media about plain English. 

Browse our resources for our contributions to the plain language community.

  Work with us

Passionate about clear communication?

We're recruiting for our team. Please visit Seek to see our job descriptions and apply:

Nov 19
Level 2, 191 Clarence Street
Dec 17
Level 2, 191 Clarence Street

Congratulations to Neil!

Our executive director Dr Neil James has just received the premier international award for plain language in Oslo, Norway. The Christine Mowat Plain Language Achievement Award is presented every 2 years for an outstanding contribution to advancing plain language.

The award recognises Neil’s work in Australia, where he and Dr Peta Spear created this Foundation. Overseas, Neil was instrumental in establishing what is now the International Plain Language Federation. He also developed the 2010 options paper that shaped the plain language movement and has underpinned its progress since.

We are delighted that his work has been recognised, and we’re very proud to have him at the helm of the Foundation.