Plain Language Expert Lynda Harris Earns Award

Plain language expert Lynda Harris (pictured centre) has won the Christine Mowat Plain Language Achievement Award at a conference in Ireland, the first New Zealander to win the prestigious prize.

The founder and chief executive of plain language consultancy, Wellington-based Write received the award at the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) conference in Dublin.

The award recognised Harris’ work on advancing plain language, which is writing clearly and simply so that readers can understand quickly, and also on her representing the plain language profession with the highest integrity and skill.

President of PLAIN Deborah Bosley said that Harris was an inspiring and visionary leader in her field.

“She has significantly advanced the plain language profession through her company’s work, especially her applied research into the business benefits of plain language in organisations,” Bosley said.

Harris founded Write Consultancy Ltd (as it was called then) in 1989.

Original article by Tao Lin, Stuff, September 22, 2015.

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