Lara Cain Gray

Writer for Hire

Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Lara Cain Gray

Copywriter, Content writer, Editor

BA (Arts), Grad Dip Information Science, PhD

18+ years of industry experience as a writer, researcher and editor

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Artist bio - Zachary Bennett-Brook

Torres Strait Islander, born and raised on Dharawal Country - Designer of "Coming Together" Talented Australian artist Zachary Bennett-Brook is a proud Torres Strait Islander man, born and raised in Dharawal Country, Wollongong, on the south coast of NSW. He has a strong connection to the ocean, as a surfer and saltwater man, and draws on the sea for artistic inspiration.
Recycled Mats Link to Story

Schools are not what they used to be - and for good reason

One of the biggest challenges facing parents when their children start school is coming to terms with changing educational norms. Schools are not what they used to be—but in many cases, there are sound, evidence-based reasons for these changes. Ever found yourself thinking ‘It wasn’t like this in my day’?
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Book Review: The Good Girl Stripped Bare by Tracey Spicer

Tracey Spicer's 'femoir' is part autobiography, part thought-provoking feminist essay. A good girl no more, this wise woman is coming out all guns blazing!
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Don’t Know Your Amaranth From Your Fonio? Why We Need To Know More About Superfoods

It seems there’s a new ‘superfood’ on the market every time we hit the shops. From quinoa to goji berries, nutrition scientists are excited about the dense nutrient content of certain grains, seeds and vegetables, many of which are recent additions to the average Australian diet. So, why are these foods so ‘super’?
Australian College of Weight Management Link to Story

Prefect Agencies - Web copy sample

Prefect Agencies is the smart choice for innovative, cost effective cash handling solutions across Australia. As the name suggests, we’re ahead of the rest when it comes to state of the art cash handling equipment.
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Chooze Shoes - Web copy sample

From funky girls’ sneakers to on trend boys’ loafers, our shoes look amazing without skimping on the essential elements of durability and support (shhh! Don’t tell the kids!).
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Kid Tested: The EKKA by Lara Cain Gray

The 139th Royal Queensland Show kicked off this week. Never heard of it? You might know it better as the Ekka – a country-meets-city celebration of all things Queensland. This annual event brings 10 days of entertainment, competitions, sideshows and food (oh, so much food!) to central Brisbane.
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WildHorse Cold Brew - Web copy sample

Cold brew coffee is like the new kid on the block; it’s a little mysterious until you get to know it and then BAM! it’s your new best friend. WildHorse Cold Brew uses premium quality Glasshouse Mountains Coffee, cold brewed to perfection for a proper flavour punch.
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Aussie Book Chat #1. Book Review: The Case Against Fragrance by Kate Grenville

Kate Grenville had always associated perfume with elegance and beauty. Then the headaches started. This is the tantalizing lead in to the latest non-fiction work from celebrated Australian novelist Kate Grenville. Drawing on personal experience and extensive research, Grenville takes the reader on a journey.
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Review: Brickman Wonders Of The World


Bullying - How to recognise and put an end to it

Every parent or carer worries that their child will experience bullying at school. Thankfully, our awareness of its impact is growing every day, and many schools now have effective anti-bullying strategies in place. But how can you tell if your child is being bullied? And if you find they are, what can you do about it?
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Adolescent Food Choices And The Obesogenic Environment

Adolescents are a prime target market for junk food advertising. With obesity on the rise, policy makers occasionally float the notion of legislating against ads for high calorie foods. But does showing a young person pictures of specific foods actually prompt them to go out and buy those products?
Australian College of Weight Management Link to Story


Lara Cain Gray

Dr Lara Cain Gray (PhD) is a Brisbane-based freelance writer and editor. Her professional past includes positions as an academic researcher, librarian and museum curator in Australia and the UK.

She enjoys writing social commentary, book reviews, travel tales and therapeutic ravings about being a parent.

She also writes and edits material across a range of industries and media, including web copy, guest blogs, ghost blogs, corporate communications, newsletters, brochures and academic papers.

Lara would love to chat to you about new opportunities. Get in touch!



  • Coffee drinking
  • Academic editing
  • Academic writing
  • Online content writing
  • Corporate newsletter writing
  • Book review writing
  • Arts review writing
  • Review writing
  • Magazine article writing
  • Editing
  • Blogging
  • Brochure writing
  • Copywriting
  • Web copy writing