Next week, 14-18 September, is Plain English Week in New Zealand. The grand finale will be the WriteMark New Zealand Plain English Awards on Friday 18 September.
We ask you to make a few small gestures during Plain English Week.
- Boldly say the magic words: “What do you mean?”
- If you're asked to read a document that you can't understand easily, ask for a rewrite in plain English. Someone is wasting your time!
- If you notice a public document that you can't understand easily, send us a copy. We’d like to help.