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Lynda Harris

Lynda believes we can make the world a better place by using the power of words for good .

Lynda’s organization, Write, has strongly influenced corporate and government writing across New Zealand and beyond. Lynda has developed a number of research-based standards and models including the Write Plain Language Standard™, and the Rewrite for Change™ Model.  In 2015, her international peers awarded her the prestigious Christine Mowat Plain Language Achievement Award.

Lynda is the New Zealand representative for Clarity and a member of the International Plain Language Federation’s Standards Committee. In her spare time, she loves reading and traveling and takes a keen interest in science-based, biological medicine. 

Civic responsibility and plain language
(or How you can make the world a better place)

Presented by Lynda Harris, Chief Executive Write Limited, New Zealand

Can we use our skills, and our belief in the benefits of clean language, to make an even greater impact on the world? I think so! Using the idea ‘To whom much is given, much will be required’, our pending B Corp certification, and our investigation into the accessibility of payday loan documents, I hope I’ll inspire you to use your resources and influence beyond your immediate responsibilities. I’ll also pay tribute to plain language pioneers who have paved the way for you!


Join this presentation to:

  • Uncover more of your talents, skills, and opportunities to make a difference

  • Learn how to report on the accessibility of language in a sector or document type

  • Be inspired by other plain language heroes (yes you are one of them!)

  • Learn about B Corp - the worldwide movement that uses business as a force for good


Useful Resources:

  1. The Help or Harm paper as a methodology for a similar sector-wide investigation.

  2. The Write Plain Language Standard as a free assessment tool with free online training.