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Meet our editor Andrew Cooke

Man wearing a hat and short sleeve shirt standing on a beach with with the ocean behind him and a rainbow in the sky
Coretext editor Andrew Cooke.


Andrew is the epitome of ‘calm under pressure’, a quiet problem-solver who is never flustered. Quick-witted and kind, he makes us laugh and feel at ease.


Learn more about Andrew in #2minuteswithcoretext



• Describe your job

I am the editor of Ground Cover magazine. I liaise between Coretext and GRDC, write and edit stories for Ground Cover, and wrangle other stories and content for the magazine to make sure we meet deadlines.

• How long have you worked at Coretext?

Five years


• Best aspect of your job?

Dealing with all the people involved in Ground Cover – some of the best science and agriculture writers in Australia, growers, researchers, people passionate about the grains industry. And seeing the magazine in print!


• Tell us about the photo you’ve provided.

This was on a camping holiday on Lady Musgrave Island last year, where we saw turtles laying eggs as well as the hatchlings scurrying down to the water. And the snorkelling was incredible. 


• Where were you born? 

Melbourne / Naarm

• What are the best things about where you live now?

I’m in Townsville now, and it’s so different from where I have been living for the past 20 years or so: warm, a bit wild, tropical, with lots of potential outdoor adventures on my doorstep. It makes a huge change from spending two years in lockdown in a Melbourne apartment.


• If you weren’t doing your job what would you be doing? 

Swimming somewhere, or cooking up something tasty.


• What’s the smartest thing you’ve been told? 

“This too shall pass.”


• What's the weirdest thing you've eaten?

Deep-fried crickets in Bangkok. Crunchy

• What invention would you most like to see created?

Any equally-rapid alternative to the airplane.

• What country would you most like to visit?

India. My great-great-grandmother was Indian.


• In life it’s important to:

Be kind, and put yourself in the other person’s shoes


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