Become a brilliant plain language officer

If you’re a plain language officer, you’ll need to:

That’s no small task. You’ll need plenty of support, guidance, and advice. We can help you make a solid plan.

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Start with a clear role description

Make sure your role description sets out what you’ll do yourself, what you’ll delegate to others, and how you’ll know if you’re succeeding.

Understand the true scope of your role before you launch in. Make sure it’s manageable — especially if being a plain language officer is just one part of your role.

Add some ‘champions’

Plain language champions are staff members who get extra training to help workmates write in plain language. They don’t edit work. Instead they advise and inspire. They’ll take some of your load and help make plain language a reality.

Natural champions are easy to identify. They know why plain language is important and always do their best to write clearly. They’re already excited about the Act!

Attend specialised training for plain language officers and their helpers

Book on our Plain Language Action Plan designed specially for plain language officers. This 4-session online workshop will give you all the tools you need to be an effective plain language officer. You’ll even come away with an action plan for your organisation’s plain language project.

Find out more about the Plain Language Action Plan

Join the Plain Language Officer Network

We’re hosting some online events so that plain language officers can meet and share ideas.

Join the Plain Language Officer Network on LinkedIn

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