We run plain English writing training for all workplace professionals.
We offer tailored training for organisations in writing reports, policies, ministerials, letters and emails, web content and more.
We also offer virtual training to the public. All you need is a credit card to purchase your place.
The Australian Style GuideTM
We are proud to launch our Australian Style GuideTM (ASG), the definitive online resource on Australian style for writers and editors.
Plain English Foundation has developed ASG to reflect Australian writing practice for both print and digital environments. It’s equally apt for the government, corporate and university sectors.
The Australian Style GuideTM reflects the expert knowledge of our editors, who’ve been helping organisations to develop style and writing guides for over 20 years. And it’s free.
Whether you’re looking for how to structure documents, format numbers or punctuate your content, the ASG has you covered.
Check it out at www.australianstyleguide.com.
Worst Words announced
Plain English Foundation has voted 'alternative facts' as its worst word or phrase of the decade. The now infamous phrase from the Trump administration stood out in a post-truth period when global politics took an Orwellian turn.
Of course, 2020 was the year of COVID-19, and it generated some less than welcome words. When easing coronavirus restrictions, South Australia allowed people in bars to drink while standing up. But the SA Government dubbed this 'vertical consumption' and won our vote for worst words of 2020.
Visit our Worst Words page for full lists of the Worst Words of the Decade and of 2020.