The plain English approved logo
If your documents and web pages are in plain English, why not tell everyone? You can be proud that you care enough about your readers to write to them in plain English.

A good way to show this is to get your communications accredited. People are much more likely to start reading a document if they know it is going to be in plain English. What's more, your readers will see at a glance that you have 'nothing to hide'.

Getting your web pages or documents reviewed is very straightforward ‒ and of course it's free and without any obligation on your part.
If your documents and web pages are in plain English, why not tell everyone? You can be proud that you care enough about your readers to write to them in plain English.

The 'plain English approved' logo tells everyone that your documents are clear and user friendly.
If your documents and web pages are in plain English, why not tell everyone? You can be proud that you care enough about your readers to write to them in plain English.

The 'plain English approved' logo tells everyone that your documents are clear and user friendly.
A good way to show this is to get your communications accredited. People are much more likely to start reading a document if they know it is going to be in plain English. What's more, your readers will see at a glance that you have 'nothing to hide'.

Getting your web pages or documents reviewed is very straightforward ‒ and of course it's free and without any obligation on your part.

So what do I need to do?

For websites or web pages - just email us a link or links and we'll do the rest. We'll get back to you within one working day and let you know if your site or pages meet our standards. If they do, we will quote you a price for displaying the plain English approved logo.

For other documents - just email them to us. We'll get back to you within one working day to let you know if your documents meet our standards. If they do, you can have the plain English approved logo for a one-off fee of £300. This is the standard fee for one document, but if you have several documents we will quote you a lower rate for each one.

What if my documents don't meet the standard?

Don't worry! If we think your documents or web pages need improving, we will tell you why, and give you a quote for the work we would need to do. You don't have to get us to do the work, and you can send us the documents again after working on them yourselves.

You'll find more information below about what we're looking for.

Can I have my organisation approved?

The Committed to plain English logo is ideal for organisations that are committed to using plain English but perhaps don't find it realistic to get all their documents or web pages approved. After all, so many documents are produced as web pages now, and pages appear and change all the time.

You can display the logo on your website and other documents so that people know you are committed to communicating with them in a clear and straightforward way. Read more about the logo, or phone 0114 2571400 and ask for Dave Fox.

Any other questions?

If you have any questions about the logo, or would like to know more about how our editing service works, please email us or phone 0114 2571400 and ask for Dave Fox.
Our standards

Because every document and website is different, and aimed at different readers, we cannot give precise standards. The important questions we ask are:


Is the language appropriate for the intended readers, and as clear as it can be?
Is the design and layout of the document or web page as clear as possible?
Is it easy for the reader to find their way around the document, be it a website or printed document?
Does the document create the right impression, and treat the reader with respect?
If you have any questions about the logo, or would like to know more about how our editing service works, please email us or phone 0114 2571400 and ask for Dave Fox.










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