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SCPR Limited - Plain English training and editing for the public and private sector


Hello and welcome to the SCPR website.

We've been providing plain English training and editing services to large and small public sector organisations since 1996. We've also worked with a number of high-profile clients from the private sector, including the construction, finance and IT industries.

Our public sector clients include local councils, the NHS, housing associations and various other government agencies.

We understand the complex needs and demands faced by public sector organisations. We're used to working within the constraints of the law while meeting tight deadlines. We also appreciate that you have to provide excellent services at value for money prices. This is what we do best as our clients will testify.

Take a look around our site and see if you agree.

Training courses

Our one-day in-house training courses are so popular that most clients ask us to run extra courses for other members of staff. We also offer half-day courses where time or budgets are limited.

Our open training courses are held in Birmingham each year.

In response to clients' requests for online training, we also offer a web-based version of the in-house course which offers great value for money and which can be carried out in your own time and at your own pace.

The feedback from delegates for all training courses is overwhelmingly positive with Shirley Carnegie's knowledge and training skills consistently rated "excellent".

Writing services

Our editing services go way beyond the normal plain English revisions that you might expect to pay for. At no extra cost, we'll check grammar and spelling and suggest other ways of saying something if we think it will make your document easier to understand. We also include a full proof reading service.

We've worked on a wide variety of documents over the years, ranging from publicity leaflets for charities to large, complex reports and policy documents. Whatever the job, we always go above and beyond what's expected of us, at no extra cost, and without compromising our 100 percent track record for achieving deadlines.

We also offer a full copywriting service where we work to your brief. Shirley Carnegie is a renowned author and technical writer and her ability to absorb complex information quickly and thoroughly has been proven time and again. Recent writing projects range from a school prospectus to a website highlighting the multi-physics capabilities of motor design software.

One common feature is the high level of satisfaction from clients who return to us on a regular basis assured of a great service.

Coming soon

The next one-day open training course will be held on Wednesday 28 March 2018 at The Studio in Birmingham's city centre. Click here for details.

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"Shirley's passion and enthusiasm for language is contagious. We've made a huge effort to change the way we communicate since Shirley worked with us. Using plain English gives our residents a better customer experience and saves us money. It just makes sense."

Steve Winterflood
Chief Executive
South Staffordshire Council

South Staffordshire Council NHS Trafford Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust Hackney Council Hackney Learning Trust Tyssen Community School & Children's Centre Wolverhampton Homes