Nicole d’Entremont

Founder, Writer & Editor, Trainer

Nicole has 30 years of experience in communications, broadcast journalism, education, training and government. She founded Plainly Speaking in 2008.

Nicole is something of an expert in all things international, having worked in foreign affairs, studied international relations, and lived in five different countries. To top that off, she’s also fluently bilingual in English and French.

Clients love Nicole’s energy, optimism and commitment to excellence. Their trust in her is summed up by a request she often hears: “Do your magic, please!”

  • BA (Honours) in Communications
  • MA in International Relations and International Communications
  • Fellow, Organization of American States
  • ClearMark Awards, Center for Plain Language
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, James Cook University Brisbane
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Kellie Shrimpton

Trainer and Coach

Kellie brings energy and experience to the classroom. She has seen firsthand how clear writing makes a difference in her 25 years as a writer, editor and translator. Kellie incorporates best practices in adult learning into every learning program. Each training program is filled with interactive tools and activities to help participants put key communications principles into practice. Enthusiastic and imaginative, Kellie loves engaging with participants, brainstorming ideas and discussing solutions.

  • Master of Business Administration (with concentration in International Business and Marketing)
  • BA Honours in Translation
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Debbie Baker

Project Manager

Debbie has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.

Debbie keeps us writers in check. When our creativity starts to overflow, she makes sure it’s channeled into the right places.
Clients appreciate Debbie without even knowing it – her excellent organizational skills are often the secret behind our efficiency and reliability.

We love Debbie’s eye for detail and knack for logistics, which she applies to everything from research to copyediting, proofreading and project management.

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics
  • Wellness & Lifestyle Management Certification
  • Program management for corporate, not-for-profit and municipal organizations
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