Katie Kearns


Editor and Website Coordinator


Katie’s editing experience spans many genres, from briefs and reports to contracts and e-learning materials.

Always focused on the reader, she loves enlivening texts with solid document design, meaningful graphics and clear, succinct expression.

Her Getting to the point® editing clients include several government agencies in NSW, such as the Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Health and the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

But her work has also spanned the country with clients like the federal Department of Human Services, the National Transport Commission and the National Archives of Australia.

Before joining the Foundation, Katie was a development editor at an educational publisher. She worked on textbooks and online courses for students of nursing, psychology, education and sociology.

Professional qualifications

  • Master of Publishing (University of Sydney)
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Art History (University of Sydney)


Katie was on the judging panel for WriteMark's 2015 and 2017 Plain English Awards. She judged entries in the People's Choice categories of Best Plain English Communication and Worst Brainstrain Communication.

When she is not editing, Katie oversees the Foundation's website.

Katie is a member of PLAIN and keeps up with the latest developments in plain language. She also attends Editors NSW events.


 Our clients say

I love it, it's such a breath of fresh air. I'm so happy we've gone through this process with you.

Content and branding strategy head, education board

There is a generally universal appreciation for the way the templates have improved our communication.

COO, inter-governmental agency

We want to thank PEF for the fantastic review of our documents and the guidance they have provided.

Project manager, professional council