About Andrew Pegler

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 16 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, Slater and Gordon the Premier’s Department, Sustainability Victoria, NAB and Rio Tinto. Andrew’s lively plain English workshops are enjoyed by governments, corporations and academic institutions.

Andrew is a preferred training supplier to the Federal DHHS and is on the Victorian DHHS’s Learning and Coaching Panel for plain English training. Andrew talked at Clarity, a global conference on plain English in the law and 2019 is his third straight year talking on plain English and the law at Victorian Law Week. Discover more on Andrew’s talk entitled Plain English is a bankable asset. Last year Andrew was a judge for the 2018 NZ Plain English Awards and will be doing the same at Australia’s Clear Communications Awards later this year. Andrew’s essay in the most recent issue of the prestigious Clarity Journal, the international journal promoting plain legal language was entitled Beyond all reasonable doubt: the brand advantages of plain English contracts. Listen to Andrew’s interview on ABC radio about his plain English work with legal contracts.

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 Victorian Premiers 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.”