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About Andrew Pegler

Andrew Pegler

Andrew Pegler – APM’s Principal Editor/Writer and Project Manager

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

2019 was Andrew’s 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. Andrew was a judge for the 2018 NZ Plain English Awards and has been invited to judge again in 2021. He was also a judge at Australia’s 2019 Clear Communications Awards in the legal drafting category. 

Andrew was a presenter at the 2019 Mumbrella Finance Marketing Summit on the new language of law and banking. He also presented at Clarity, a global conference on plain English in the law. His essay in the prestigious Clarity Journal, the international journal promoting plain legal language, was called Beyond all reasonable doubt: the brand advantages of plain English contracts. Read it here.

Listen to Andrew’s interview on ABC radio about his plain English work with legal contracts. Andrew Pegler Media is a preferred supplier of plain English editorial services and training to the Australian Federal Government and the Victorian Government.

Andrew’s extensive experience with adult learning programs includes writing and teaching a degree unit at Monash University from 2005–2010. The ‘Introduction to Advertising’ unit covered all aspects of this rapidly developing field. Andrew wrote and marked exams, essays and presentations. Andrew holds a BA in Communications (Journalism/ Economics) and Certificates in accounting, tax law, proofreading, editing and public speaking. 

Andrew is highly experienced in providing in-house, professional plain English workshops for federal, state and local government bodies, law firms and leading ASX companies. These organisations trust him to pitch his plain English workshops at an appropriate level, to respect and develop the existing knowledge and skills of staff, and to provide useable writing and editing tips and techniques. 

Andrew was editor of Asian Business Review 1996-2000 and Monash University Business Review 2008-2011. He has been a contributor to The Age, Financial Review, Rolling Stone and The Australian on finance, economics, music and film. He is also the author of two satirical books published by Hardie Grant.

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