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Plain English Campaign

We’ve edited, rewritten, clarified and Crystal-Mark approved over 23,000 documents worldwide since 1979.

Editing and proofreading services

Transform and clarify your documents with our editing services.


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


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

Corporate Membership

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

Customised style guides and copywriting

Copywriting and consultation services

We can work with you to create a custom-made style guide or write a document.

Campaigning and awards

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

Plain English tools

Free guides

Free guides


Drivel defence

Virtual open courses

Due to Covid-19 we're temporarily running our open courses online.

These cost £200 + VAT.

Ideal if you only have one or two people to train.

Re-introducing our face-to-face plain English course on 17 March 2022 (London – Thistle Holborn).

Phone or email us to secure your place.

Translation service

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

Latest news:-

2021 Request for awards admissions

Now we’re back in the office, the ‘News’ section will once again be regularly updated. Plus: if you can send in your Plain English Award nominations (good or bad), that would be great – only a few weeks away….

2020 plain English awards

You can view our plain English awards for 2020

GDPR help for small businesses

Since May 2018 small businesses need to be GDPR compliant. 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 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.

Read more: GDPR help for small businesses

Child-friendly Facebook Terms and Conditions

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.

Read more: Child-friendly Facebook Terms and Conditions

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?

Read more: The Internet Crystal Mark – why you need one



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