About us

We help our clients make their written messages clear. Our clients are government agencies, companies large and small, and NGOs and not-for-profit organisations.

Write has been using the power of words for good since 1989.

Your writing culture can help you succeed — or hold you back

Over the years, we’ve gathered solid evidence of the link between an organisation’s writing style and its success. And we’ve developed approaches that help our clients change their writing culture for the better.

Our chief executive, Lynda Harris, wrote the book on how you can change your writing culture, and why the change makes good business sense.
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We make millions of words work harder every year

Our people are trusted advisors, writers, editors, plain-language trainers and coaches — and experts on the techniques and real-world benefits of plain language.

In an average year, our 30-plus team edit or create millions of words, and run 500 workshops that help nearly 6,000 people get better results from their writing.

We help New Zealanders get clearer information

We’re the founding sponsor and host of New Zealand’s Plain English Awards. The Awards promote and celebrate plain language in public, legal, financial, and health information.

The WriteMark® is a quality mark awarded to documents and websites that meet a high standard of plain language. We launched the WriteMark in 2005, and WriteMark Plus — which includes user testing — in 2018.

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