About us

Clear Words provides a range of communications support including Plain English, Easy English and general copy writing.  


We produce engaging, easy to read copy for any medium including marketing brochures, editorial, annual reports and the web.  We also edit existing materials to make them clearer and easier to read.


We don't just rewrite your information, we think carefully and creatively about the words, structure and flow to make sure it is as clear as possible for your readers.  We can also advise on any accessibility issues and the best way to address them.


We work closely with people with communication difficulties, to understand what they need in order to access information and what works best for them. We test our documents regularly to make sure they suit the target audience.



Our Team


Andrea McKay has over twelve years’ experience in the communications industry.  She has a passion for the disability sector and specialises in accessible communications.


Before establishing Clear Words, Andrea worked at Victorian based disability service provider Yooralla as a Communications Adviser.  It was here that Andrea developed her skills in Plain English and Easy English translation and completed an Easy English writing accreditation.


Andrea's other work experience includes seven years in marketing/communications consultancy working across a range of clients and sectors. 



Julie Yorke has over thirty years’ experience in the communications industry and a Masters of Teaching from the University of Melbourne with a focus on literacy development. 


Prior to establishing Clear Words, Julie spent seven years in the disability sector as Communications Manager of Yooralla where she developed skills in accessible communications.  She has also completed an Easy English writing accreditation. 


Her other work experience includes communication and media roles at Beyondblue, ITV Television and Associated Newspapers in the UK.