Clarity is the international voluntary group that promotes clear language in the law. Read about their conferences, magazine and free yummy breakfasts in London, UK.

PLAIN (Plain Language Association International) is the other main voluntary global group promoting clear language. Their members include the biggest names in this field. PLAIN holds superb two-yearly conferences.

Lots of healthy ranting from Don Watson, an Australian journalist who hates weasel words, business bull and management mumbo-jumbo. His Gobbledygook is in our list of recommended books.

Nice advice for writing badly.


A short list of basic grammar and punctuation terms. It’s a start.

One for literary lumberjacks – write your way out of the dead wood.