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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


Cathie​ is a structural editor, or a developmental editor. She'll help you shape your story.

She prefers to offer structural edits and manuscript assessments through the Australian Writers' Centre —   http://www.writerscentre.com.au/manuscript.htm

Some authors request a number of structural edits of their work as they revise and develop it over time, so the service becomes more of a mentorship.


Cathie works as a mentor to help authors develop their work.

Some authors join the online mentorship program at the Australian Writers' Centre — http://www.writerscentre.com.au/creativewritingmentorship.htm


Cathie teaches creative writing, both online and face-to-face.

Most of her teaching is through the Australian Writers' Centre — http://www.writerscentre.com.au/courses/creative-writing


Contact Cathie — cathie[at]cathietasker.com


Below — A word cloud made from the feedback given, created by a student



Below — Australian Writers' Centre made this word cloud from my feedback to students