About Me

About me

Hi, I’m Kate!

I specialise in editing and proofreading fiction, in particular:

  • horror
  • sci-fi
  • fantasy
  • speculative fiction
  • dystopian fiction
  • graphic novels and comics

Before becoming an editor, I was UK government policy advisor for almost ten years, and I’m always keen to work with writers who want to explore the challenges we face as a species. After all, politics is just future dystopia happening on the news.

I’m also a huge fan of horror/ sci-fi / fantasy / graphic novels / games / all things geek. When I’m not editing, you can find me reading, writing, watching something new on Netflix or playing on my PS4.


I’m an Intermediate Member of the UK’s Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). In addition to my experience, I’ve completed the following formal training courses:

  • SfEP – P1: Proofreading
  • SfEP – P2: Proofreading (with Merit)
  • SfEP – CE1: Copy-editing
  • SfEP – CE2: Copy-editing (with ‘Good’ marking)
  • Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) – Editing Graphic Novels