Plain English Campaign

We’ve edited, rewritten, clarified and Crystal-Mark approved over 22,000 documents worldwide since 1979.

Editing and proofreading services

Editing services

Transform and clarify your documents with our editing services.

Training

Training

Learn plain English principles where you are or at a venue near you.

Accreditation

Accreditation

Crystal Mark, Internet Crystal Mark, Approved by, Book Mark and Honesty Mark – find out which seal of excellence you need and why.

Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership

Become a Plain English Campaign corporate member - save money and carry our logo on your documents.

Copywriting and consultation services

Copywriting and consultation services

Our copywriting service, and our one-to-one consultation, which can resolve your editing, training or website issues in one brief session.

Campaigning

Campaigning

Our annual award winners, past campaigns and examples of communication at its worst.

Plain English tools

2018 open courses

September courses filling up fast. Book now to guarantee your place. Book two places receive £50 off each place.

Phone 01663 744 409 and ask for Terri, or email her at info@plainenglish.co.uk.

Discounts available for corporate members, group bookings and charities.

Translation service

Translation service

We can translate your simple document from one of six languages into plain English.

Latest news:-

GDPR deadline approaches

From May small businesses will need to be GDPR-ready. What does this mean?

The way companies communicate with their users, and how they handle and process the information they hold about their users, will soon need to change. This is so all company practice falls in line with new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) guidelines. The guidelines are EU-led, but identical guidelines will almost certainly be written into post-Brexit UK legislation.

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GDPR - are you ready?

You’re probably aware of the upcoming GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) deadline (and if you’re not, you really should be). But will how you hold, share and use information be fit for purpose once that deadline has passed?

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2017 Awards

It's time for this year's Plain English Campaign award winners.

It's been a mixed year for clear communication, but as usual, there are plenty of things to cheer, as well as jeer.

Child-friendly Facebook T&Cs

The children’s commissioner for England, Anne Longfield, has produced ‘child-friendly’ plain English versions of Facebook’s terms and conditions.

We’ve often highlighted the need to simplify online terms and conditions on platforms such as Instagram and YouTube. Many users of those sites probably still don’t realize how their images and footage might be used once posted online.

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The Internet Crystal Mark – why you need one

A website that puts obstacles in front of its audience is not doing its job properly. Get rid of any on your website, and get our Crystal Mark accreditation to boot.

Obviously, easy-to-understand text is very important. But what if that text is badly laid out, difficult to read or hard to find?

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