About Katie


If you love books, cooking, art and craft and houses and interiors, then sign up to Katie Evans [home]. I promise to offer you gorgeous projects you can easily make (if I can make it so can you), book reviews, recipes, and interviews with Melbourne’s upcoming artists and craftspeople. My life is about all of these things and it’s exciting, fun, stimulating, and not perfect. Definitely not perfect. But I love what I do and the people I meet and I want to share it all. I hope you find something at Katie Evans [home] that inspires you, keeps you thinking, and makes you happy.

A little bit about me (the tip of the iceberg):

I’ve been an actor, waitress, retail assistant and full-time traveller (that’s a profession, right?).

I worked for 8 years at Penguin (Australia) as an editor for Books for Children and Young Adults before embarking on a freelance career. I now freelance edit for some of Australia’s largest publishers (including my old haunt Penguin) and write marketing copy for businesses and online retailers as well as articles for newspapers and magazines. I  am a regular contributor to the Herald Sun Home magazine as a crafter and stylist.

Little Things for Busy Hands (published by Penguin) is my craft book for children. It’s filled with fantastic projects (predominantly textiles-based) for children and adults that you can make without a sewing machine.

I live in inner Melbourne with my husband, two children (third child – big dog) and a cat. My house is always upside-down because friends, work, play and hanging out come before housework!

Editing and Manuscript Appraisal Service

I offer a manuscript appraisal service as well as edit manuscripts for emerging writers and publishers; and I copywrite for companies both online and in print. To find out more about my rates please click onto the Editing Services page or contact me at katie@katieevans.com.au