Business writing consultant

Consulting in clear business writing|Editing for clarity and style

In this busy world, working to tight deadlines, we often struggle to convey our ideas succinctly in writing. Yet everyone prefers to read documents they can understand quickly and easily. So why not make a powerful impression by writing documents that are clear, concise and easy to understand?

How I can help

  • Clarify and improve the language, structure and impact of business reports
  • Coach individuals and small groups in Plain English business writing skills
  • Consult, advise and train businesses in how to achieve reader-focused documents

About me

Susan McKerihan - author and specialist in plain English business writingI’m a specialist in Plain English and clear business writing. I have over 20 years’ experience advising business people on how to write clearly and succinctly, with the aim of making sure their documents are easily understood by the intended audience. My book, ‘Clear & Concise’, is a how-to guide to writing in Plain English for busy professionals.


Masters in Applied Linguistics (University of Sydney)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (University of Sydney)
Member of review panel for Style manual  (6th edition)
Professional Member, Institute of Professional Editors Limited

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Buy my book

plain English writing at Black Inc Books‘Full of practical tips, helpful explanations and usable examples, Clear & Concise sorts out the “rules” you never needed to know from the ones you can’t afford to ignore.’
– Saul Eslake, economist and commentator

‘This is an excellent handbook that shares the ‘secrets’ of an experienced professional in plain language.’
– The Hon. Michael Kirby

Available at Black Inc., Book Depository, Amazon (eBook) and Apple Store (iBook).