Fiction Specialist
Structural editor
Mentor and Consultant
Judge for literary awards
Specialist in genre & children’s fiction
Creative writing teacher

Once a publisher and editor, CATHIE TASKER has edited and commissioned nearly 800 books and now works as a creative writing teacher. She’s passionate about books, reading and online learning. Cathie has worked with Australia’s leading trade and children’s book publishers — HarperCollinsPublishers, Scholastic Australia and Koala Books. She judges literary awards for fun, and has worked with the CBCA, the Aurealis Awards, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and others.

Cathie sees her most important skill as teaching writing and working as a structural or developmental editor to help authors shape and develop their work. She is a member of FEN (Freelance Editors Network) and works as a teacher, mentor, consultant, manuscript assessor and speaker.

As an editor and publisher she worked on popular and award-winning titles, many of which are still in print.

  • Cathie is a member of the Freelance Editors’ Network
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  • Cathie is well respected in the industry and was invited to update the Australasian content of The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature in 2015.