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Lara Cain Gray

Writer for Hire

Brisbane, Qld, Australia

Lara Cain Gray

Writer, Editor, Researcher, Blogger

BA (Arts), Grad Dip Information Science, PhD

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

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Understanding Omics – The New Technologies Helping Us Map Human Health

If this is the first time you’ve heard the term ‘omics’, take note. You’re about to hear a lot more about this new field of study, which is set to revolutionise our understanding of human health. Omic technologies dig deeper than ever before into our DNA and cell structures, revealing extraordinary connections between nutrition, genetics and disease.
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Vibrant Voices And One Dashing Daddo! Sound Of Music Review

I bet you can’t guess which celebrated family musical I’ve just been to see? Ok, you probably can. The latest big Australian touring production of The Sound Of Music is in Brisbane for the next few weeks, with Melbourne to follow, and I was lucky enough to check it out last night. If, like me, you’ve watched the movie version annually (at least!)
Charming Language Link to Story
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What Does A Copywriter Actually Do?

“I know you’re a copywriter … but what does a copywriter actually DO?”. I’ve heard this plenty of times over the last few years, since beginning my freelance adventures. A copywriter writes copy. It’s as simple and as highly complicated as that. Copy is the ‘words’ bit of any text you can think of, from the product descriptions on your favourite shopping website, to the descriptive section of your company’s annual report, right through to those hilarious blog posts on your must-read morning news source.
Charming Language Link to Story
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5 Ways To Get Kids Reading More Books This Year

If you’re reading this in Australia, your kids have just begun the new school year. In fact, wherever you are, school aged kids are getting back into the swing of study after seasonal holidays – and picking up a book for pleasure might not be high on their list of priorities. Here are some suggestions to get kids reading more books this year!
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Is Beige The New Brown? The Latest Pieces In The Brown Fat Puzzle

We’re conditioned to think of fat as something we must reduce to maintain good health – but not all fats are equal. In the past few years, ‘brown fat’ has become the new ‘good fat’ under scrutiny by scientists. Higher levels of brown fat are linked with increased metabolic rate and improved blood sugar control, but researchers are still not quite sure why.
Global Weight Management Federation Link to Story
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Parents reveal 10 steps to securing your child a private school scholarship

When it comes to scholarship applications, there’s only so much information you can glean from a school website. Sure, they’ll supply you with the deadlines and requirements – but nothing beats the wisdom of experience. We spoke to families whose children successfully applied for scholarships at Australian private schools, about the preparation processes that get results.
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Are Recycled Mats Ethical Mats? Who Designs Them? Who Makes Them? Who Benefits? We Answer Your FAQs!

At Recycled Mats, we talk a lot about making ethical mats. Our core business is stocking a range of comfy, practical mats that are made from repurposed materials, like car tyres and drink bottles. You CAN create stylish, funky décor without destroying the planet! We also love to celebrate world culture via our mats.
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An insider’s guide to scholarship exams: expert tips

Applying for a school scholarship involves a combination of exams, personal interviews, references and a portfolio or audition where relevant. Some components of the application are easier to demonstrate than academic aptitude, like sporting achievements, artistic talents or volunteering commitments.
School Places Link to Story
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How do you know when your child is really ready to start school?

Formal education for children in Australia begins between the ages of four and six, depending on which state or territory you live in, and in which month your child is born. If your child is near the cusp of age eligibility to start primary school, they could be a whole year younger than the other children in their class cohort during their time at school.
School Places Link to Story
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Upgrading your kitchen the easy way

Are you struggling to release your inner Masterchef in an outdated kitchen? A stunning modern kitchen is everyone's dream, but we don't always have the spare time and money for major renovations. Luckily, there are some smart and effective ways to create a more comfortable, practical and stylish home kitchen without a huge outlay.
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You light up my life! Brighten your home and save

When it comes to home improvements, lighting is often the last thing on our list of DIY projects. It may not seem as important as other aspects of building design, but bad lighting can seriously affect the mood and functionality of your spaces, not to mention your health. What’s more, outdated lighting will also crank up your power bill.
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What do real employees have to say about your next employer?

Deciding whether a potential employer is the right fit for you is about more than their annual turnover. If all goes to plan, you’ll be spending a lot of time at this workplace; are you sure their company culture, management style and career development opportunities meet your expectations? Wouldn’t it be great to be a fly-on-the-wall and go behind the scenes of a company that interests you before you sign a contract?
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About

Lara Cain Gray

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!

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Skills

  • 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