Plain Language Awards

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Judge: Best Plain Language Legal Document

Image, Andrew Pegler, PEA 2018 judge

Writer and editor, Andrew Pegler Media, Melbourne, Australia

Award-winning plain English writer and editor Andrew Pegler believes that sometimes words are just not enough — especially clumsy, badly written ones. He formed Andrew Pegler Media 20 years ago in the belief that everyone should have access to concise, easy plain English.

Andrew Pegler Media Pty Ltd has designed and written 135+ annual reports and countless documents and other collateral for Australia and Asia’s leading companies and governments.

Andrew presented at the 2019 Mumbrella Finance Marketing Summit on the new language of law and banking. He also presented at Clarity2016, the leading global conference on plain English, and for 3 years at Victorian Law Week. His most recent essay in the prestigious Clarity Journal is called Beyond all reasonable doubt: the brand advantages of plain English contracts.

Andrew was editor of Asian Business Review from 1996 to 2000, and Monash University Business Review from 2008 to 2010. He has been a contributor to The Age, Financial Review, Rolling Stone, and The Australian on finance, economics, music, and film.

Andrew agrees with Albert Einstein that ‘everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler’.

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