Editing and Manuscript Assessments

Cathie is a structural editor, or a developmental editor. She’ll help you shape your novel, children’s novel, picture book, short story or memoir. This can take the form of a manuscript assessment or a structural edit. Some authors request a number of structural edits of their work as they restructure and revise it over time, so the service can become more of a mentorship.


Cathie was as a children’s book publisher for many years, and keeps up to date by judging a variety of literary awards. If you have ever wished you had an agent, then you might want to chat with Cathie, or email her. She can go through your work and give you a lead about what to do next — whether the stories need more time cooking, or whether it’s time to submit. Cathie also teaches and reads extensively in genre fiction, and consults on adult fiction.


Cathie works as a mentor to help authors develop their work.
Talk on judging and literary merit for the Central Coast Sub-Branch of the CBCA 2015.


Cathie teaches creative writing, both online and face-to-face. She has created these writing courses — Most of her teaching is through the Australian Writers’ Centre She tutors these courses or programs online — Cathie’s last CBCA talk.
With Margie Wallins and Alan Tasker at Coffs Harbour, Southern Cross University, 2015.
  • Fiction Specialist
  • Creative writing teacher & mentor
  • Structural editor (genre & children’s fiction)
  • Specialist in the short form (picture books and short stories)
  • Literary award judge

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