Office of the Royal Commission – Interim Report 2018 and Final Report 2019
In 2018 and 2019, we worked with the Office of the Royal Commission to produce the Interim Report and Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. We provided editorial support to Commissioner Kenneth Hayne. We also designed the look of the reports and carried out accessibility work. This ensured the information was available to the widest possible audience.
The Interim Report was presented in three volumes and was more than 1,600 pages long. The Final Report was also presented in three volumes and was more than 1,100 pages.
The project demonstrates our strong editorial skills and experience on publications of national significance. It also demonstrates our ability to:
- complete large projects in a short timeframe
- work in secure and confidential environments
- work effectively with government staff and officials at all levels.
Our team of writers, editors and proofreaders are experts at crafting high-quality content that still captures the voice of your organisation. With backgrounds in publishing, marketing, journalism, teaching and linguistics, we are well suited to help any organisation with a diverse range of projects. We have worked extensively with government departments and agencies at federal, state and local levels, as well as with clients in the disability and community sectors.
We are also experts in plain language writing and editing. Plain language is a way of presenting information that helps someone understand it the first time they read or hear it.
Using plain language makes good business sense. You’re able to communicate well with your clients and customers and give them what they want – information that is accessible and easy to understand. Readers want an effortless, readable and clear writing style. Plain language is clear language – it is simple and direct, but not simplistic. There are circumstances where complex language is appropriate. However, wherever possible, plain language is preferable.