Write is a world-class plain language consultancy. We help businesses and organisations to achieve their strategic goals through clear and efficient communication.
We offer insightful consultancy, expert writing services, and bespoke training that transform how a workplace communicates.
We work with savvy people from every sector to achieve measurable benefits that last.
Our government clients link clear business writing with building trust, increasing transparency, and improving efficiency. We work with whole organisations, teams, and individuals to help them achieve their strategic goals in the public sector.
Our commercial and professional clients link clear communication with business success. Law firms, banks, insurance companies, large retailers, and financial advisors rely on us to help them connect with their markets. We also help them to communicate complex legal or financial requirements.
Our clients from NGOs and not-for-profit organisations care about empowering the clients, groups, and communities they work with. They also need to be efficient and transparent. We help them to bridge any communication gaps, so that their valuable services, support, and research can continue and grow.
Our mission is to help organisations and individuals get more value from their daily investment in business communication.
When we fulfil our mission, we help build a fairer, more respectful society in which people can more easily communicate their ideas and access the information they need.
When you work with us, we’d like to think our values show. Here they are.
We show keen discernment and give astute advice.
We use our skills and experience to deliver world-class results.
We actively care about each other, our clients, and our reputation.
We are 100% honest, sincere, and trustworthy.
We are fully engaged and present.
We’ve grown from small beginnings in 1989 to become the largest plain language consultancy in the world. We’re at the forefront of the plain language movement in New Zealand, and a long-standing member of the international plain language community.
Our Chief Executive, Lynda Harris, won the prestigious Mowat Award for her ‘…significant contribution to advancing plain language at the local, regional, national, or international levels’.
We’re the founding sponsor and host of New Zealand’s Plain English Awards. The Awards promote and celebrate clear language in public, legal, financial, and health information. The Awards also inspired the US ClearMark Awards and the Australian Clear Communication Awards.
We administer the WriteMark® Plain Language Standard — an international symbol of clarity awarded to documents written to a high standard of plain language.
We hosted the Clarity2016 conference — an international event that focused on evidence-based, accessible writing in law, business, and government.
Over the years, we’ve produced compelling evidence of the link between an organisation’s writing style and its ultimate success. And we’ve developed techniques to help our clients change their writing culture for the better. Lynda Harris has distilled these gems in a book that shows how change is not only possible, but necessary for better business.
Many of our talented team actively support their own favourite charities and causes. As a company we give back a portion of our profits every year too. We particularly support the Life Flight Trust and the Wellington City Mission.
We support clear communication in New Zealand and overseas. We’re enthusiastic members of these professional associations.