Kate Harrison Whiteside, owner of Key Advice and Services and the PlainLanguageAcademy.com, is a journalist who morphed into a communication consultant and trainer specializing in plain language.
Kate gained plain language expertise consulting in Canada, the UK and Europe, as a writer–editor, trainer–coach, and project leader. Clients include governments, businesses, organizations, non-profits—no project too big or too small.
Kate co-founded the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) and International Plain Language Day on Oct. 13; she co–organized and spoke at numerous PLAIN conferences; and she contributed to Plain Language Wizardry publications. When she is not wrestling with technology, Kate's out connecting with nature—hiking, biking and snowshoeing— or she might be enjoying the endless pursuit of novel–writing.
years of plain language experience
plain language continuing education programs taught
International Plain Language Association conferences organized
novel in progress