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Today’s readers and writers are short on time, overloaded with content and ready to be distracted. 

That means it’s more important than ever that communications are clear and succinct so that your readers can quickly and easily grasp your message and understand your intentions.  

Our plain English training courses offer:

  • foolproof tools and techniques to make you a better writer
  • a methodical approach that guides your learning
  • the opportunity to practise your new skills and trial new methods
  • expert feedback and advice from our experienced instructors.

Join one of our online public workshops or organise a training course for your whole team. 

Reform your writing, respect your readers, reap the rewards

Public workshops

The ideal option for individuals who want to improve their writing: 

  • Covers all types of writing
  • Held regularly during the year
  • Delivered on Zoom

Corporate training

The perfect choice for teams who need to write with efficiency and purpose:

  • Over 20 workshops to choose from
  • Your choice of date and venue
  • Delivered online or face to face
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1 day | 6 tools | Limited participants | Public training

We cover the core concepts of plain English and show you how they can radically improve how you write at work, from short emails to long reports and everything in between:

  1. Core message: focus your content and trim unnecessary detail.
  2. Structure: learn the different ways to present your material.
  3. Design: use layout to convey content more effectively.
  4. Tone: adapt the tone of your writing to engage readers.
  5. Clarity: activate verbs to strengthen certainty of meaning.
  6. Readability: adjust words and sentences to boost reading ease.

Before you book, please read our terms and conditions. You can cancel an enrolment up to 3 weeks beforehand, but if you want to change it after then, we will apply our service administration fee. We do not rebook or refund no-shows. 

Our prices are increasing after 13 January 2023 so book a workshop in December or early January to take advantage of the lower price. 

Australian Style Guide

This 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.

Writing Skills Test

This comprehensive test is the perfect tool for assessing plain English writing skills and knowledge. It takes 90 minutes to complete, and we send your results are available as soon as you finish.

Use it as:

  • a professional development tool to pinpoint areas where staff need to improve
  • a screening test when you’re looking to fill roles that require a certain standard of writing
  • a post-training review to test your knowledge after one of our workshops.

It’s relevant, accurate and available online for only $395 + GST.

Getting to the point Writing Skills Test

The Getting to the Point Writing Skills Test can help you confirm if you are writing in plain English, and identify areas for improvement.

From the date that you buy the test, you’ll have 3 months to take it. You can either do it yourself or assign it to someone else.

Please read our terms and conditions. Or download our information sheet.

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Plain English Essentials

18 November 2022

Sold out
Plain English Essentials

6 December 2022

$870 – Limited availability
Plain English Essentials

13 January 2023

$870 – Places available
Plain English Essentials

XX October 2022

Sold out
Plain English Essentials

18 November 2022

$870 – Limited availability
Plain English Essentials

6 December 2022

$870 – Places available

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We’ll focus on the documents you write most: 

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We offer 1-day and 2-day courses:

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We deliver training in your preferred mode:

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'Being able to make improvements to my own work was very powerful.'

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'By far the most practical, informative and beneficial training I have ever completed.'

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'Great manner of engaging the group – particularly in a virtual format. The trainer is clearly an expert in the field.'

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