Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Judge: Best Plain Language Website — Private Sector

Senior Advisor Digital Communications and Plain Language, Environmental Protection Authority | Te Mana Rauhi Taiao, Wellington, New Zealand

James is an advocate for plain language, with experience across a wide range of technical and strategic topics.

James has over 10 years of experience consulting on plain language, developing content strategy, creating and critiquing information architecture, and working with designers on user experience (UX) and interaction design. He has an engineering background, and has worked with the European Commission and Parliament, New Zealand corporates, and government agencies. He has also led a global industry consortium, and managed teams working across multiple disciplines.

The EPA is the government agency that regulates activities affecting Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment — protecting the environment and the people who live and work in it, for a better way of life.

James’s team provides content expertise for the EPA website and other documents — helping people engage with the EPA with ease and confidence. James also helps the EPA meet the requirements of the Plain Language Act.

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