my Plain English Training Courses

"Excellent. One of the best training sessions I have been to in my career." (Principal Conservation Officer, DES)
"A potentially dry subject made fun and interesting." (Senior Project Officer, DNRME)
"Very relevant with Matt's government background." (Administration Officer, DAF)

COVID-19 note: I am currently providing online training courses for staff working from home. The sessions use Zoom, Teams or Skype for Business for one-on-one training or groups of 2-20. They are fully interactive, with the same content, exercises and examples as my in-person courses. Costs start at $150 per person.

While writing is a critical aspect of all public service roles, most public servants struggle to write clearly and succinctly. The result is wasted time and effort for staff and senior managers in multiple reviews and continual re-writing.

Perfect Documents provides plain English writing courses, tailored for government staff and government documents. My courses offer:

  • small class sizes
  • short courses (half-day and full-day courses)
  • flexible course scheduling
  • I come to you and use your meeting room
  • use of real writing examples from your department
  • pre and post-course advice and support
  • extensive government writing experience
  • reasonable rates (starting at $200 per person, ex-GST).
My plain English writing courses include:
  • Plain English Writing for Government for a wide range of government staff, induction programs and anyone new to government
  • Plain English Writing for Government - a Refresher for experienced government officers, including policy, program and corporate staff
  • Writing technical documents in Plain English for Government staff who need to write technical reports, policies and procedures
  • Plain English Editing for Managers and Executives to help managers and executives edit documents, prioritise their editing work and provide constructive feedback to authors.

All training courses are tailored to the particular needs of you and your team.

Please call 0414 103 630 or contact me for further information.

Perfect Documents 2015