At Flight Centre’s Head Office in Brisbane, the Content Writing team is required to provide continuous high quality articles across the many leisure brands of this global travel company. This constant demand necessitates that we outsource some of the blog articles to external providers.

Delivering thoroughly researched, comprehensive and well-written articles is often a daunting task for many writers. Not so for Catriona, as she quickly absorbed both the brief and the complex branding guides for several Flight Centre brands and produced engaging and inspirational travel stories.

Catriona seemed to intuitively know what questions to ask, what follow through was required and what we wanted to achieve with the particular piece that we had asked her to draft.

Catriona’s academic background, attention to detail and thoroughness came subtly through her writing and resulted in informative pieces that had an intelligent tone that resonated well with our target audiences, and still stayed on message and on brand.

The best thing was that we could just send the brief to Catriona and be confident that the task was well in hand. We could simply “set and forget”, and know that our brands would be professionally represented to our online client base through her thoughtful and engaging writing.

Tara Young, Corporate Content Manager, Flight Centre Travel Group

Dr. Catriona McLeod is a beautiful writer; exceptionally articulate and extraordinarily well read. She has a singular command of written and spoken language, and is capable of writing across many different genres. As such, Dr. McLeod is a highly skilled editor for texts intended for a variety of audiences.

Dr. McLeod readily comprehends the task, edits with a critical eye to detail, restructures texts as required to ensure smooth and logical flow, and delivers a written product, which reads better, and is better. As an experienced educator, Dr. McLeod explains the process, effectively equipping the client with editing skills along the way. 

Brigid Freeman, Research Fellow | Education Policy & Leadership, Melbourne

Dr. Catriona McLeod went above and beyond to help me not only with crafting my scholarship application but also to mentor me so that when I did write the application I had something well researched, achievable and solid to create. I did not expect to finish the application with a clear realistic idea of where I am headed and the steps to get there. In writing the application I was completely overwhelmed and Catriona so graciously led the way to attack such a big application and to craft my words together so expertly.

When it came to editing Catriona was invaluable by helping me to cut everything down (by nearly 50%!) to fit within the word limits. Even on the application due date, Catriona was instrumental in checking that I made it in on time and for helping me with the daunting online form.

Thank you Catriona! I would not have been able to construct, write or hand in the application without your help. It was such a wonderful process and I feel much more confident in the direction I am going in!

Ellie Harrison, musician and grant applicant (Brisbane)

Dr. McLeod is an experienced and skilled writer and editor. She has demonstrated these high level skills over an extended period of time during her successful academic career and in subsequent career as a consultant.

Emeritus Professor Roger Fay, University of Tasmania

I have benefited from Catriona’s writing and editing skills for over 15 years. She has an acute awareness of different audiences, their needs and motivations, and the conventions of different writing forms. Catriona’s editing skills are highly accurate and her feedback constructive, so it’s always reassuring to work with such a dependable and trusted writer/editor.

Richard Hall, Director, Lateral Architects

Catriona provided invaluable assistance to me in the redesign and development of the Weed Society of Queensland quarterly magazine, Weedshine.  The magazine can contain technically dense material but Catriona’s ability to rapidly gain an understanding of a diverse range of material and her proof reading and editorial skills ensured the articles were easy to read and the material flowed effortlessly from page to page.

Dorean Erhart, NRM & Climate Change Policy Advisor – Environment & Planning, Local Government Association of Queensland Inc.

Dr. Catriona McLeod’s knowledge of, and experience in, writing and editing is not only the accumulation of many years of researching, teaching and supervising, but is also grounded in a genuine interest in strong, clear communication. Catriona’s rigorous approach to research methods, her meticulous attention to structural and grammatical detail in their content greatly enhanced the clarity of my ideas. Further, Catriona’s proofreading and editing skills are excellent and her advice regarding the efficacy of well-communicated ideas remains invaluable.

Dr Anna Hooper, Senior Tutor and Researcher, University of Melbourne, Department of Architecture, Building & Planning

I found Catriona’s editing extremely thorough and insightful. She not only identified and corrected a range of structural and grammatical errors but her understanding of sophisticated design and philosophical concepts also allowed her to identify weaknesses and strengths in my arguments. 

Christopher Morgan, Master of Education, Teacher

I have worked with Dr. Catriona McLeod for over 10 years and have found her to be utterly reliable and competent in her numerous and varied areas of expertise. She has outstanding ability as an editor of academic theses.

Kerry van den Berg, TESOL consultant

Catriona is a very positive person to work with, especially as part of a team, and a leader when new ideas and methods need to be proposed. She is a contributor to discussions when further development of ideas is necessary but is also able to quickly interpret complicated brief requirements, which is a valuable attribute.

Catriona is always professional in her delivery and rapid in her response to small or lengthy queries. Catriona has assisted me in a range of research and writing and projects: she is easy to communicate with and doesn’t shy from challenges.

Sam Nichols, Heritage Consultant: Trethowan Architecture, Melbourne

Catriona is a lifesaver! When I can’t find the right words … she can.

Catriona is also my Babel fish. When I require a submission or media release, Catriona brings her architectural training, research and writing skills to add structure, direction and clarity to what I am trying to say and convey. She translates my loose concepts into meaningful sentences.

In a world that builds project teams globally and is rarely location-specific, Catriona’s responses to my writing briefs are rapid and clear, and seamlessly fit with how Misho + Associates works. She gets me. And what I do.

Misho Vasiljevich, Director: Misho+Associates

Thank you very much for the detailed comments. It is great to see how my thesis has improved with professional copy-editing. Thank you also for delivering the edited thesis so early today. This gives me the chance to have my final draft ready [early].

Umberto Baresi, Doctoral Scholar (Italy)

Catriona was my proofreader for my PhD – I couldn’t have finished this without her professional and detailed help in proofreading this for me. She was not only able to do this quickly and efficiently but helped me in formatting and adding sections I hadn’t thought about. She is amazing and worth every cent!

Kirsty Máté, Doctoral Candidate, University of Tasmania