Kathy Prokhovnik’s day job is as a technical writer, project manager and editor.
Since becoming a full-time consultant in 2005 she has worked as a writer, project manager and editor on books, articles, newsletters, business reports, websites, user guides, publicity material, media releases, fact sheets, technical manuals, annual reports and grant submissions.
She also has a couple of novels in the bottom drawer and a narrative non-fiction social history of Sydney nearing completion. In 2020 she has been shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award. In 2019 she won the Society of Women Writers National Writing Competition for short fiction and was shortlisted for the Margaret River Press Short Story competition. For four consecutive years she has won awards in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Short Fiction Awards: highly commended in 2019, 2018 and 2017 and runner-up in 2016. She won the 2016 Joyce Parkes Women Writers Prize and the Olga Masters Short Story Competition, University of Queensland Press Award in 1988. She has had stories published in The Blue Nib (Issue 41 and The Write Life), We’ll stand in that place and other stories, M Cahill (ed), Margaret River Press, 2019, the Seizure ‘Flashers’ series, in Certifiable Truths, Jane Messer (ed), Allen & Unwin, 1998, and in Meanjin, Westerly and Hecate.