About

I got my start at Tuttle Publishing in Boston, and later worked at several New York publishing houses as an editor covering topics as diverse as art and architecture, children’s books, spirituality, and pop culture.

Today, I am a freelance editor specializing in developmental editing, copyediting, proposal writing, and proofreading for both new and published authors of nonfiction, fiction, and memoir.

The publishing business has changed, but the world still needs writers to tell stories and professional editors to get them there. I enjoy coaching writers in a realistic, yet empathetic way. Writing is hard for most, but it's also about motivation and sitting down to do a job every day. Author Nora Roberts has a simple motto: "Get your ass in the chair." Every day, no matter what.

I am an editor, here to help you be your best after you've done all the hard work of sitting in that chairand writing, of course. I hope to hear from you soon.

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Thank you for your efforts. They are most appreciated by a person who puts stock into what Mark Twain once said:

’I don’t see any use in having a uniform and arbitrary way of spelling words. We might as well make all clothes alike and cook all dishes alike. Sameness is tiresome; variety is pleasing. . . .’
—speech at a spelling match, Hartford, Connecticut, May 12, 1875. Reported in the Hartford Courant, May 13, 1875

Unfortunately, there are many publishers who have a thing for uniformity when it comes to spelling, so it’s a good thing there are people like you out there to save people like me from themselves.”
— HW Coyle, Cyber Knights and The Eighth Day
Kate King displayed an intuitive sense of where I wanted my writing to go, and guided it there with a firm hand. She is smart, reliable, and incisive. I am happy to recommend her.
— Scott Banks, ADHD and the Puzzle of the Will
Kate and I have worked together in numerous capacities in print and web publishing. In some cases I was her supervisor, in other cases, she was mine. She is by far one of the most conscientious and unflappable professionals I have worked with. She is highly organized, extremely meticulous, orderly, deadline driven, and a standard-setter for ethics, quality, and managing others. Her qualities are the kind that set positive examples for an entire community of colleagues.
— Monique Peterson, Producer, Writer