Christine Mowat is an educator, writer, curriculum developer, plain language specialist, and co-founder of Wordsmith Associates Communications Consultants. She has designed and taught plain language courses for every level of government in Canada, for educational institutions in Alberta, and for organizations and corporations across Canada. In 2009, Christine received a lifetime achievement award from the Plain Language Association InterNational. In 2011, PLAIN recognized Christine’s outstanding contribution by renaming this award the Christine Mowat Plain Language Achievement Award. She is a member of Muriel Stanley Venne’s Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women.