Word house

Word House is two-time PM's-Literary-Award winner Cath Crowley (Words in Deep Blue, Graffiti Moon) and editor and writer Alison Arnold. Together we run writing masterclasses across Australia, offer mentorships and professional development. Writing is wellbeing. Nurture yourself.


Join us at the Lake House, Daylesford, 10–12 September for a luxury writing and wellness retreat...

Ask a question about editing, writing, books or the industry. Or about broth. I have a lot of thoughts about broth. I will answer a question every week or so, and post my replies. You can be anonymous. No question too small.

Editing and writing

I have been a book editor for seventeen years – how the time flies. I offer developmental, structural and line editing to emerging non-contracted writers, as well as working for publishers on a freelance basis.

I am a helper of writers, a polisher of words, a lover of story, a safe but incisive pair of hands.

I am also a writer.

I have been told that I edit the way a writer writes – from the inside out.

This is a review of a recent edit I did for emerging writer I.H. Laking.