Key service choices
Need a solution tailored to your needs? I've worked in many sectors.
Want to stand out from the crowd? Clear communication is the best way. We will work together to create clear, strong messages that connect - no matter what media you choose. Step-by-step, from assessment to creating to evaluating, we'll integrate it into your organization.
Website and online content development
Need help planning your website face lift? Could your online messages benefit from an edit and rewrite? Website content due for an update? Need a web–social media content strategy? Key Advice is ready to help.
Clear writing and editing services
Whether it's for print, online, e-communication, or social media, I can help. Take advantage of my over 20 years of plain or clear language writing, editing, assessing and testing experience for print and online communication.
Training and coaching
Everyone benefits from training. My clear communication workshops cover writing and editing, projects and e-communications. I'll help you learn and apply clear communication skills to help you better connect with clients - internal and external.
See full training course offerings here.
Brief Action Planner and Trainer - Centre for Collaboration, Motivation and Innovation
Basin Business Advisor- Columbia Basin Trust
The Art of Succeeding with a Plain Language Project - panel presentation at the 2016 Editors' Association of Canada conference in Vancouver. Download here.
Editor of Clear Communication: A brief overview co-editor and co-proofreader. Download for free.
Monashee Institute - Coordinator of this new edu-tourist project.
Columbia Basin Trust - plain language consulting.Interior Health - Power of Clear Communications presentation.
CCMI- plain language consulting and training.
Sutton Harrison Realty – social media trainer and adviser, writing/editing.
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice - Poverty Intervention Tool project coordinator.Teck – writing and editing services - plain language focus.
Federal Government – plain language assessment and report on 15 documents - forms, letters, guides, website content.
Rossland Sustainability Commission - media, mbr
Stony Plain Strategic Plan - plain language editor and adviser.
City of Rossland - Plain language services.
Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy - website and marketing services
Literacy Alberta - Communications, web, plain language project services.
AWES - Alberta Workforce Essential Skills Society website.
What I've been up to...
New online Plain Language Academy launched
The Plain Language Academy is into its second offering of foundation courses. Course 1: Plain Language Basics and Course 2: Plain Language Writing and Editing are open registration - starting at the first of each month. Course 6: Plain Language Project comes in 3-D, three different learning options: Course+Coaching+Consulting; Course+Coaching, or Course. You choose.
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Getting ready to present at PLAIN 2017
The Plain Language Association InterNational conference is in Graz, Austria. I'll be there presenting, networking and learning.
What Clients are Saying
"Thank you, Kate, once again for your generous offer to proofread. It was of very much help and we appreciate it a lot. Greetings from Estonia."
Katrin Hallik, Institute of the Estonian Language
Thanks for all your copy editing work on my website. The site reads and looks so much better. You have a real talent for structuring text to display a clear message.
Paul Diffley, Adventure Filmmaker, UK
Kate is attentive to deadlines, committed to communicating for the audience and uses her combined skills to the benefit of her clients.
Cheryl Stephens, Plain Language Wizardry, Canada
Kate helped us through her broad range of skills in communication, creating web information and planning for our future.
Margaret Sutherland, Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy