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, waffle, officialese, legalese and bureaucratese. His plain English clients include CGU Insurance, ANZ, the Premier’s Department, Sustainability Victoria, NAB and Rio Tinto.

Andrew’s lively plain English workshops are enjoyed by governments, corporations and academic institutions. He talked at Clarity, the global conference on plain English and is talking for the second year running about plain English and the law during Victorian Law Week.

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 his two books are John Howard’s Little Book of Truths and The Bugle’s Dickionary. He has been a speech writer for former Victorian Premier and Ministers. He edited the Monash Business Review for three years and wrote and taught An Introduction to Advertising course at Monash University for three years.


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