Paul retired in 2013 from the European Commission where he was head of the Editing Service. His other job was to run the Commission’s Clear Writing Campaign, which he launched in 2010. The Campaign – and the associated Clear Writing Awards – is still going strong and is now in its sixth year. Paul is a graduate of Oxford University where he studied Modern History and Modern Languages. Besides editing, he has worked in a number of different fields including accountancy, international trade, teaching and translation. He also spent four years as a European Union diplomat in Australia. Paul lives in Brussels, Belgium and is married with two grown-up children.