Plain English writing, editing and training
for organisations that communicate with the public and other non-specialists
Would your publications pass the ‘plain English’ test?
If a member of the public was to read one of your organisation’s documents once through, exactly as it was written, would he or she find it easy to follow?
If you were asked to explain the contents of one of your documents to a member of the public, would you use the same words in which it was written?
If either of your first two answers was no, are you making the mistake many organisations do, of writing documents to suit your writers rather than your readers?
At Reporting for Business, we know that what you have to say is important. What we do is make sure that your readers know it too. CONTACT US to learn how or click HERE to read on.
PLAIN ENGLISH (or plain language) is a globally recognised way of writing from your readers’ point of view.
It transforms jargon and wordiness into clear, concise and considerate language that everyone can understand.
Governments and major companies around the world recommend using plain English in their public documents, as do we.
We are proud to be a judge for New Zealand’s National Plain English Awards 2018, 2019.
TRY OUR FREE WRITING ANALYSIS and see if you pass the test – simply EMAIL US a sample document and we’ll send you a complimentary analysis and tips on how to keep writing clear, concise and considerate.
Learn more about how we can help you and your readers
Like fashion guides, our document style guides are all about making you look good, consistently.
What’s our secret to writing great documents? It’s basing what we put in them, on want we want to get out of them.
What do happy readers, soybeans and trees have in common? There’d be an awful lot more of them if we all used plain English.
When it comes to checking your own writing, familiarity can breed a degree of blindness or obsession! So let us obsess for you.
Easy reading may be ‘damn hard writing’, but our online, distance or in-house training will keep you ahead of the game.