Plain English Awards

celebrate New Zealand's clearest communicators

Katie Kearns

Judge: People's Choice category

Editor and Website Coordinator, Plain English Foundation, Sydney

Katie is an editor at Plain English Foundation in Australia. The Foundation provides plain English editing, training, and writing evaluation services.

Katie’s editing career has included everything from briefing notes, government reports, and legal contracts to webpages and textbooks. Always focused on the reader, she loves enlivening texts with clear, succinct expression, meaningful graphics, and solid document design.

Katie has a Master’s in Publishing and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney. Before joining the Foundation’s campaign for clear and ethical public language, she worked in educational publishing.

2017 Plain English Awards judges