Plain Language Commission . Clear English Standard


  1. Free guides on plain language

    Plenty of hints and tips, all available free of charge.

  2. Articles

    Articles on language-related topics, written by members of our team and others

  3. Plain English Lexicon

    Free research-based booklet showing which words are likely to be familiar to your readers.

  4. Pikestaff

    Our free newsletter, published every few months, on language-related topics and resources.

  5. Plain Language Commission style guide

    Free 8,000-word booklet giving our detailed recommendations on house style, which is also the style we try to follow in our own writing on this website and elsewhere.

  6. Books

    From the Oxford Guide to Plain English to our booklets on legal writing, there’ll be something to interest you. Several titles are on free download.

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