Victoria Cook

Position

Editor and Marketing Coordinator

Experience

With experience in publishing and the corporate sector, Victoria is a skilled and versatile editor. She is passionate about creating clarity through substantive plain English editing and helping clients create lasting change.

Two of her larger editing projects with the Foundation are a major strategic plan that achieved an extra $2.2 billion in funding for a government agency and a national employment award. She has also edited texts ranging from technical documents and legal contracts to internal communications and marketing materials. Her editing clients include the NSW Department of Education, the Environment Protection Authority, the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal, the Health and Training Institute and local governments.

She also enjoys analysing client writing, and has completed Verbumetric® evaluations and assessments for clients such as the NSW Office of State Revenue, the Financial Ombudsman Service Australia, NSW Trustee and Guardian, LexisNexis and the WA Office of the Auditor General.

As well as editing and evaluation services, Victoria has developed templates, policies and style guides to help organisations reform their communication practices. Her clients for this work include the Department of Human Services, Infrastructure Australia, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services and NSW Health. 

Before joining the Foundation, Victoria worked on award-winning e-learning products at an educational publisher.

Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English (University of Sydney)

Activities

As our marketing coordinator, Victoria keeps our community up to date with plain English news and developments. She is regularly in touch with plain language practitioners around the world, and helps to coordinate the Foundation’s contributions to major plain language events.

In 2016, Victoria was on the judging panel for the ClearMark Awards run by the USA's Center for Plain Language. 

Victoria Cook portrait

 Our clients say

Everyone's ecstatic about [the agreement]. The General Manager said it's wonderful.

Director, local council

Thank you ... it looks great and reads a whole lot better. Love the icons too!

Project officer, environment agency