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​​​​​​​​​​​Once a publisher/editor, CATHIE TASKER has edited and commissioned nearly 800 books and now works full-time as a teacher for the Australian Writers Centre. 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 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, manuscript assessor and speaker.  


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


Contact Cathie —

Email — cathie[at]cathietasker.com

Twitter — @CathieTasker — https://twitter.com/CathieTasker   ​

Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/cathie.tasker 

See Cathie's Linked In page — http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=213501442&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic


Cathie is a member of the Freelance Editors' Network 


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.



This is who I really am...

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​Cathie has worked with many award-winning and bestselling authors and illustrators... 

​Ann James

Ben Redlich

Bill Condon

Bronwyn Bancroft

Bruce Whatley

Coral Vass

Craig Smith

Deborah Brown

Dee Huxley

Diana Kidd

Dianne Bates

Duncan Ball

Garry Disher

Garth Nix

Gregory Rogers

Hazel Edwards

Jackie French

Jennifer Fallon

Jessica Shirvington

Judith Rossell

Junko Morimoto

Kerry Millard

Kylie Westaway

Libby Hathorn

Matt Cosgrove

Mem Fox

Meredith Costain

Mini Goss

Nette Hilton

Nigel Gray

Nina Rycroft

Pamela Freeman

Pamela Lofts

Patricia Mullins

Paul Collins

Penny Hall

Percy Trezise

Peter Goldsworthy

Rod Clement

Rodney McRae

Sally Murphy

Sally Odgers

Shane McG

Simon French

Sophie Masson

Sue Whiting

Susanne Gervay

Ursula Dubosarsky

Victor Kelleher

Wendy Orr

Yvonne Morrison

…and many more