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Plain English editing

We can edit and write your documents or web content.

Plain English training

We provide customised training for your organisation.

Plain English Mark

We can award your document a Plain English Mark.

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News and events

EirGrid - the overall plain English Award winner 2016

(L-R) Rosemary Steen, Director of External Affairs at EirGrid, Declan Black, Managing Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran and award sponsor, and Inez Bailey, CEO of NALA Read more.

Plain English and the law

A new booklet called 'Plain English and the law: the legal consequences of clear and unclear communication' was launched on Thursday 9 February 2017. The purpose of the booklet is to show how plain English can save companies time and money by avoiding unnecessary legal costs.
Read more about it here.
View the booklet here (PDF).

Simply Put – our plain English campaign

Simply Put was developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) to help organisations to communicate in plain English in Ireland. Plain English is a way of presenting information that helps people to understand it the first time they read or hear it. This approach involves using short, clear sentences and everyday words. It cuts out the jargon and small print that is often used in official documents and public information.

A part of our campaign for plain English, we have launched a petition asking the Taoiseach to ensure that all public information produced by Government and its agencies is written in plain English. We believe that people should be able to understand the services provided by the Government. We encourage you to sign our petition and help support the plain English campaign in Ireland.

Plain English training and editing services

In addition to promoting plain English communication in Ireland, Simply Put offers plain English writing support and training to organisations across the country. Of course, a key goal of any organisation is to communicate well with its customers and customers too want information that is quick and easy to understand. In fact, recent research by NALA found that almost 95% of Irish adults are in favour of plain English.

Our plain English editing service aims to help organisations and the public alike by simplifying information and making it easy to understand. We help organisations to produce clear publications and documents. In addition, we offer plain English training which consists of one-day and half-day courses and shorter workshops on applying plain English techniques to writing and layout.

For more information on our range of plain English training and editing services, visit Our Services page.

Learn more about plain English today

Our website is a valuable resource for those who want to learn more about communicating in plain English. It contains helpful writing and design tips that you can use to make your information easier to understand.

We hope you find it helpful.