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Our staff

Plain English Campaign employs over 25 staff, most of whom work in its offices in New Mills, Derbyshire. The campaign has a team of trainers who run the various training courses and seminars that take place up and down the country. Our editing team is, we believe, the best plain-English editing department in the world.

Although we do not use freelancers as a general rule, we do occasionally have vacancies on the editing and administrative teams. If you would like to be considered for a position here in the future, please send your CV and a covering letter, explaining why you feel you would be suitable, to, or to our postal address.

Meet some of the campaign team and departments.

Chrissie Maher Chrissie Maher OBE (Founder-director) launched Plain English Campaign in 1979. You can find out more information about Chrissie, her life and her work in the 'About us - history' section.

Tony Maher Tony Maher (General Manager) joined Plain English Campaign after several years as head of chemistry at a local secondary school. Before that he managed several different printing companies. Tony is in charge of all the activities of our main offices. On the rare occasions when he is not in the office, he can usually be found scuba diving in the deep waters around Tenerife, Cyprus and the Red Sea.


Administration department

The busy administration department handles the day-to-day running of the campaign. It also deals with enquiries about our editing, training and accreditation services.
Editing department

Our experienced team of editors comes from a wide range of backgrounds, but all have a great deal of experience in making even the most difficult of documents understandable for everyone. Each document that comes in is given to a particular editor. That editor will work closely with the client throughout the editing process, to make sure that everyone is happy with the end result. The department is also responsible for all proofreading and quality controlling documents.
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