Plain Language Awards

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Judge: Best Plain Language Website — Public Sector

Content Strategist and Clear Writing Expert, Christchurch, New Zealand

‘The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place’ — George Bernard Shaw

In 2022, it’s not enough for us to believe that our job is done when we’ve sent the email, printed the document, or published the website. True communication only happens when our information connects with, and comes alive for, the people it’s intended for. When we get it right, something a little bit magic happens.

Kathryn Reeves is a clear writing expert, content strategist, and creative writer based in New Zealand. She has a background in the UX (user experience) industry and has worked on digital content strategies for companies and websites. She also worked for a number of years as a Write Limited consultant, training clients in how to match language to their intentions and working on internal Write projects to further the purpose of using words for good. She was a judge in the 2015 Plain English Awards and is delighted to be involved again this year.

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