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 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 presented at Clarity2016, the global conference on plain English held in Wellington, New Zealand. For the past two years he’s spoken during Victorian Law Week about plain English and the law and has been asked to return for a third straight year in 2019. Most recently Andrew was given the honour of judging the New Zealand plain English awards in the legal document category. 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.”