Our story

Our communications firm started as a one-woman-band in 2008. These days, we’re an expert team leading the fight against boring and confusing content. We write, we edit, we train – above all, we tell great stories.

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Your story

Every organization has a story, but communicating it can be a challenge. We’ll help you craft messages that are clear, consistent and genuine – that resonate with your audience and keep them coming back.

Writing & editing
Training & coaching
Strategic services

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Why us?

Plain language

There’s a good reason we’re called Plainly Speaking. Our team members are recognized experts in plain language, and we’ve won four international awards for it.

Our writing is clear and accessible for everyone. We love everyday language, dislike unnecessary words and believe that simple is smart.

Learn more about the benefits of plain language.

Bilingual

We speak (plainly) three languages: English, French and Spanish.

Our team includes a qualified English-French translator, so we can write content in both of Canada’s official languages.

Expertise

Our small team packs a big punch. We have decades of experience in writing, editing, media, strategy, branding and more.

We can also connect you to our trusted design and web development partners.

Personal

Think of us as an extension of your team: people who share your goals, know your business and get the job done.

You’ll always deal with senior staff too – we’ll never hand you off.

Storytelling

Stories have been told since ancient times. They connect us and help us remember.

Our journalism and writing backgrounds mean we have a knack for spotting stories, which we use to bring your brand to life.