“I worked closely with Katrina Holden for approximately three years and continue to have professional and personal dealings with her ongoing. Katrina is a highly capable, reliable and strategically organised editor who shows a balance of creative and analytical skills. In her capacity as an editor of my work, she balanced collaborative and directive based instruction with her professional yet personable approach. She has an acute sense of editorial detail, encourages individuality, ably communicates deadlines and problem solves well for and with requisite work. She has assisted my personal development and encourages professional advancement. In a personal capacity, I find Katrina a lively, fun and intelligent person to spend time with and enjoy seeing her work/life balance progressing.”
Mike Bennie, freelance wine writer.
“For the past decade working in the liquor industry in my marketing communications and corporate affairs roles at Southcorp and Foster’s and most recently as a consultant at Dig, it seems I’ve always worked with Katrina – she’s always been there as a steady, calm and RELIABLE contact. Over that time I’ve traversed three companies and a few roles, as has Katrina. She’s always worked as a journalist and writer and whenever I’ve spoken to her I have always found her approachable and honest. Katrina is (sadly) one of those all-too-rare people in today’s world – if she says she’s going to do something, she does it, on time as promised. What’s more, as a writer she is accurate and factually and grammatically correct. I look forward to working with Katrina over the next decade.”
Nicola McConnell, Director Dig Marketing Group.
“Katrina has delivered an exceptional service from concept through to final product; on time, on budget and with significant industry feedback. When planning an editorial project I recommend Katrina to you without any hesitation. I look forward to working with her again.”
April 20, 2011
Ashley Pini, owner and publisher, Hip Media.
“I would like to congratulate Katrina on what she has been able to achieve with what appears, in her two publications – Drinks Trade and Drinks Yearbook, to be the pinnacle in industry communication at all levels and across all categories of our liquor industry. With these publications, Katrina has created, resourced, guided and produced two publications that satisfy virtually every imaginable publication need within our industry. Nothing of such a scale and standard is possible without a great team and Katrina’s drive, initiative, inspiration and ability with people generally has no doubt resulted in an outstanding team of contributors and other resources.”
Rob Hirst, chairman Fine Wine Partners; president, Wine Communicators Australia.
“Katrina is a terrific professional: passionate and skilled with an excellent pragmatic approach to getting the very best result in the best time. Katrina also displays one of the great talents of a writer/editor – the ability to listen. I heartily recommend Katrina.”
May 24, 2010
Michael Walton, executive director, Nielsen Liquor Services Pacific.
“Katrina’s positive attitude and habit of industry make her work interesting to read and helpful in understanding the wine business in Australia.”
May 23, 2010
Rob Geddes, Master of Wine, author, educator, Geddes A Drink Publications Pty Ltd.
“Katrina is firstly fun to deal with. She knows her subject matter and strives for accuracy but she has also developed strong relationships across the trade which allows her great balance in her writings. She is ‘on time’ all the time and tremendously reliable.”
May 23, 2010
Ralph Dunning, chairman Liquor Merchants Association of Australia.
“Katrina displays excellence in all areas of her editorial work. She works well with colleagues and clients, is creative and has a sound knowledge of business operations and functionality. Katrina is a talented editor and writer, with in-depth knowledge of the industry in which she works. I highly recommend her.”
April 20, 2010
Sandra Przibilla, CEO Liquor Merchants Association of Australia.