Kathy has been working as a freelance editor for a range of publishers since 1995. Projects she has edited include fiction for children, young adult and adult audiences, picture books, and non-fiction.
If you’re a publisher who might be interested in bringing Kathy’s expertise to a manuscript, she would be happy to discuss it with you and to provide rates and references.
Kathy also provides editorial feedback to individual writers in workshop, blue pencil room, and residency situations. If you would would like to hire Kathy for a professional reading and evaluation of your manuscript, please read this first.
A Sampling of Books Kathy Has Edited
Dog Breath by Carolyn Beck (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Gift Days by Kari-Lynn Winters (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Switch by Douglas Davey (Red Deer Press)
M in the Abstract by Douglas Davey (Red Deer Press)
Running Scared by Bev Terrell-Deutsch (Red Deer Press)
Brave Music of a Distant Drum by Manu Berbstein (Red Deer Press)
Rough Magic by Caryl Cude Mullin (Second Story Press)
Gladdy’s Wake by B.K. Anderson (Second Story Press)
Wild Animals in Captivity by Rob Laidlaw (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
On Parade: The Hidden World of Animals in Entertainment by Rob Laidlaw (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
“I want to say a huge thank you for all your careful reading and amazing suggestions. This story flows so much better… You also caught some errors that slid right by me … near the end, using Mr. Gladstone’s name instead of Mr. Sylvester during the Special Assembly, etc. I think you’re AWESOME. What a pleasure to work with and learn from you. Once again, THANK YOU for your amazing, insightful and skillful suggestions and comments throughout this story. Running Scared is so much better because of you.” — Beverley Terrell-Deutsch
“Thank you so much for your great advice and the thought and care you put into the edits. You gave life to my inner misgivings and highlighted places I knew were weak but was too close to sort out for myself… Thanks again for all your support. This is a fantastic experience.” — Tudor Robins
“Regardless of whether [my novel] gets picked up by [a publisher] or not, I consider our mentorship/work arrangement a brilliant success. I have learned so much from working with you and I appreciate the precise feedback and information you have offered me. If you have ever felt your ears warmly buzzing over the past several months, that was me telling others how wonderful it has been to work with you. It has truly been a pleasure, and I hope that you might be open to me calling upon you for guidance regarding subsequent titles as your writing schedule permits.” — Karen Spafford-Fitz