About Andrew Pegler


Award winning plain English editor and writer Andrew Pegler believes that sometimes words are just not enough … especially clumsy, badly written ones.

He formed Andrew Pegler Media 15 years ago in the belief that everyone should have access to easy-to-understand, concise information. He calls this plain English and is a loud and proud enemy of gobbledegook officialese, legalese and bureaucratese. His plain English clients include CGU Insurance, ANZ, Prime Minister’s Department, Sustainability Victoria, NAB and Rio Tinto.

Andrew is an accomplished speaker and plain English trainer and his lively presentations on plain English are enjoyed by governments, corporations and academic institutions. He presented a talk at Clarity 2016 entitled Beyond all reasonable doubt: the marketing advantages of plain English insurance and banking contract.

Andrew has been a co-host of the “The Conversation Hour” on 774 ABC Melbourne and a commentator on ABC TV. He has written opinion for The Age and is the creator and writer of the satirical news “organ” The Bugle which has appeared in print, on RRR FM and for two series on Channel 31. His two books are John Howard’s Little Book of Truths and The Bugle’s Dickionary. He was a speech writer for former Victorian Premier John Brumby and Minister for Planning Richard Wynne. He edited Monash Business Review for three years and wrote and taught an introduction to advertising course at Monash University’s Caulfield campus for three years.

Andrew agrees with Albert Einstein that “everything should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler.”