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What we offer

  • Accreditation of your external documents with the Clear English Standard.
  • High-quality writing-skills courses for your staff.
  • A distance-learning course to improve every individual’s writing skills.
  • Accreditation of your website with the Clear English Standard (Winning Website) logo.
  • Rapid, affordable editing of your documents and website, even if you choose not to use the Clear English Standard. 
We work for all kinds of organizations – government departments, financial services companies, registered social landlords, regulators, ombudsmen, local authorities, pension schemes, hospital trusts, utilities, telecom companies and international law firms. They like what we offer – a business-class service delivered by published authors and editors at a reasonable cost.
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Our expert team members

Our small team of published authors and editors are highly experienced in the writing-skills field. The company is managed by Martin Cutts, author of Lucid Law, the Plain English Lexicon and the Oxford Guide to Plain English. Most of our courses are presented by Ruth Thornton, one of the best writing-skills trainers in the UK and the author of the Adult Learners’ Writing Guide (Chambers). Martin and Ruth are ably assisted by several tried and trusted freelances. 

Find out more about our expert team members here.

Why use plain language?

Whether you’re writing to customers, colleagues or members of the public, it makes sense to use language they’ll easily be able to understand. We can call this ‘plain language’ or ‘clear language’. Plain language improves efficiency and saves money because more people will read and act upon the documents you send them. Plain language is now required by many leading organizations and industries, by several regulators and even by some laws. 

Find out more about the importance of using plain language here.

Clients we’ve worked with

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Download a wealth of free publications, including all 75 back copies of Pikestaff.

Publications

Plain Language Commission is independent of the UK Government.

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