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What’s in a word?

Well, a hell of a lot!

taking the stress out of doing it all in business

You can either spend hours agonising about the myriad of ways to present your business online and in writing – or you can contact me, give me a brief and get the job done accurately and efficiently.

I can turn your rough notes, existing publications or website into words that “sing” to your defined audience. I do this by quickly coming to grips with your workplace culture and conveying the right tone for your demographic.

I know all the old fashioned grammar rules, how to layout presentations in an eye-catching way and how to use business language that actually works – without waffle.



I can turn your rough notes or ideas into words that really resonate with your target audience. All types of writing styles.


Engage a professional to handle publicity, whether we’re talking conventional, social media or customised multi-facted solutions.


Event Management

No event is too big or too small. In the last 30 years, I’ve successfully managed events attracting 18 people to 8,000 people.

Marketing/Image Making

Need a new look for an existing business or starting from scratch? Get a great overview of where to spend your business dollar wisely.

Awards and Submissions

Define why you’re the best at what you do and, in the process, take your business or community organisation to the next level.

Community Relations

Make community connections that really work for you personally and professionally.

A passion to see your business succeed

Experience Counts

Working in jobs and freelance situations over the last 30 years – ranging from daily newspaper journalist to publicist, website content writer for universities and TAFEs, to class teacher, community relations officer and community event planner – I am adaptable, diligent and in touch with business reality.

Become a Standout

At the 2018 MidCoast Business Awards, I was engaged by two businesses – one, a major player in retail and landscaping sector and another, a new local cafe. A couple of onsite meetings, photographic sessions and a few emails back and forth and voila! These two businesses took out five awards between them, including MidCoast Business of the Year, the People’s Choice Award, Excellence in Retail and Excellence in Small Business and best New Business. I had similar results for two businesses in 2017.

Do you want this type of success?

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, I’m quick at coming to grips with what makes you and your workplace tick and accurately expressing that.

Be assured you are working with someone who is results-driven, efficient, time conscious and has a passion to see your business succeed. Feel free to contact me for an obligation-free chat. My rates are realistic, designed for regional businesses.

Pick up the phone now and stress less.

“Be assured you are working with someone who is results-driven, efficient and time conscious.”


Catherine has a rare skill – she was able to turn my ‘brain dump’ of ideas into something that reads well… very, very well!  Catherine assisted me with a grant application, and the outcome exceeded my expectations!  On top of that, she is great to work with, has a fabulous work ethic, and I will most certainly be recommending her (and using her services again in future!).

VA Institute

Ingrid Bayer

“It’s really wonderful all the support you have given Cynthia in order for her to achieve such great success as 2020 Australia Day Community Achiever of the Year. We will be forwarding on Cynthia’s success story to the NDIS as it’s a great example of what can be achieved through NDIS funding.”

NDIS Coordinator of Supports, Dundaloo Taree

Kirste Wilmot

“Catherine made applying for the Business awards so much easier than I thought possible. At first, I was very overwhelmed with the whole process and how much information was needed to successfully complete the applications.

I met with Catherine on a weekly basis for 3 weeks for a couple of hours at a time at my convenience. We discussed ideas, examples and ways that my business could improve in the future. She was more than happy to help develop written workplace policies and marketing strategies for me, based on what we already had in place.

With the help and support of Catherine’s years of knowledge and experience, Admire Skincare and Beauty came away with an award in all 4 categories entered in the MidCoast Business Chamber Awards 2019.

I look forward to working with Catherine again for next year’s award applications.”

Admire Skincare and Beauty

Teearn Fuller

“I recently called upon Catherine Calvin’s copywriting skills to help me ‘polish’ a major submission I was putting together.  I found Catherine easy to work with, understanding of my style of language and with a keen eye for wordsmithing details.  I would highly recommend her services to anyone.”

Sea Horse Diamond Beach

Dianne Denton

“I worked with Catherine Calvin during 2017 and 2018 preparing our applications for the MidCoast Business Awards.

Catherine has a sound understanding of businesses processes and strategies which she utilised to ensure our business goals and strategies translated into a very professional application.

Catherine was very collaborative and easy to deal with, ensuring any time spent together was at our convenience and enough to cover everything required for a full understanding of my business.

Catherine understood what the judges were looking for in style and content and consequently wrote concisely and persuasively to meet award briefs.

Lumpy’s won 3 prestigious awards in 2017 and scooped the pool with 4 awards in 2018, including Business of the Year.

I will continue to employ Catherine’s services for any future award applications as her work was exemplary.”

Lumpy's Nursery and Landscape Yard

Jenny Rodick

“I worked with Catherine on my submission for the NSW Business Chamber Tourism Awards 2016. Her help was invaluable in ensuring my submission kept on point and answered the specific details of the brief.

I loved the combination of working via email and face-to-face meetings – which suited my busy lifestyle perfectly! I can’t recommend Catherine highly enough – I couldn’t have prepared my submission without her.”

Mansfield on the Manning

Jane MacKenzie

“On behalf of the Strategic Heritage Advisory Committee (SHAC), Council and the wider community, we would like to convey our sincere congratulations and appreciation for the outstanding success of the Night Bazaar and Martin Bridge 75th Anniversary celebrations.

The Night Bazaar Committee and many volunteers were the driving force behind this successful event. The long-term planning, attention to detail and excellent promotion were a credit to all concerned. On the day, the lay-out and operation of the market stalls and entertainment was ideal. The difficult task of organising the spectacular walk across the bridge was also exceptionally well done.

Who can ever forget the wonderful sight of thousands of residents walking together across our iconic Martin Bridge?

By organising this memorable event, the Night Bazaar Committee has highlighted yet another historic milestone in the history of Taree and the Manning Valley. It also provided a unique opportunity for the whole community to come together with unity and pride.

The dedicated hard work of the Night Bazaar Committee is to be applauded by the whole community. Well done and thank you.”

Paul J Hogan – Mayor

Cr Kathryn Bell – Chair, Strategic Heritage Advisory Committee

Martin Bridge 75th Anniversary 2015

Mid Coast Council

“I highly recommend Catherine and her copy writing skills. Catherine made writing copy for my website looks so easy, the words and ideas just flowed. Catherine is very professional in the service she provides.”

Lovebirds Wedding Ceremonies

Jenny Ashton

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Catherine Calvin - Public Relations Consultant

0413 278 036

Let’s Start a Conversation

Catherine Calvin - Public Relations Consultant

0413 278 036