See some examples of my work and reviews from clients below.
In addition to working with self-publishing authors, I also do freelance work for several publishing companies, including Tor/Picador/Pan Macmillan, Osprey Games/Bloomsbury, and Nobrow Press.
ALISTAIR CARADEC – AUTHOR OF LGBTQ+ DYSTOPIAN NOVEL, “THE OLD LOVE AND THE NEW“
“I can’t recommend Kate enough. She was quick, thorough, and she adapted to my narrator’s voice so that her suggestions never felt out of place. She provided me with all the feedback and tools I needed to clean up my manuscript. I can’t wait to work with her again on my next project!”
DINA NORLUND – AUTHOR OF “THE SNOW CAT PRINCE”
“Kate worked through the whole comic and weeded out the awkward parts and dialogue! It was nerve wracking letting someone read ‘The Snow Cat Prince’ for the first time that wasn’t one of my family members, but Kate was extremely professional, quick and kind.”
DAVID DEMCHUK – AUTHOR OF “THE BONE MOTHER“
“I engaged Kate primarily as a copy-editor/proofreader.
She was a good communicator both in email and within the document, careful and thorough, asked good questions and made excellent suggestions, and took pains not to impose personal tastes or interests on the work. It was very helpful working with someone who was experienced with horror as she took the text on its own terms and did not flinch.
She kept to the timeline that she proposed, and I felt her fee was fair given the nature of the work, and the highly professional result. I would definitely consult her on other projects in future. She was a pleasure to work with.”
FABRIZIO AIELLO – CREATOR OF THE H. H. HOOVER COMIC BOOK
“I know the importance of having a professional look at my work before sending to the printers. I spent weeks trying to find a proofreader that met my needs and was about to give up when I found Kate in a google search.
She was perfectly aligned with the skillset I needed, and I was blown away by the quality of her work. She went above and beyond anything I was expecting. Her suggestions showed how well she understand the story and what I was trying say. There wasn’t one suggestion she made that I did not change.
It has been a pleasure to work with her and any work that I do in the future will immediately go to her. I can’t recommend her enough.”
DIMITRIOS GKIRGKIRIS – AUTHOR OF THE APOCOSMOS SERIES
“TL;DR This is the editor you want and need. We’ve worked together on eight published works so far in the Fantasy and LitRPG genres. Her edits were impeccable and her suggestions to the point and just suggestions. Never during our working together did I feel like she tried to overpower my voice. On the contrary, she was very objective and gave great advice both in the fiction elements as well as the pesky LitRPG mechanics that might get out of hand if not documented properly. The deliveries were always on time and I am definitely going to work with her again in the future.”
KARL DUNN – AUTHOR OF “MY GAY DIVORCE”
“I’m a gay man who wrote a book about my divorce that took place in California. It’s my first book. And I had never hired a proofreader in my life. I was nervous, so I thought I’d play it safe and be hiring an American gay male proofreader. Instead I hired Kate, a British ally to the community who’d already worked with several LGBTQ+ authors. Kate did a sample on my first three pages and after reading only one paragraph of her suggestions, I’d decided she was the person. Not only did she proof it perfectly in American English, Kate made countless corrections, suggestions, and small rewrites for legibility. It was such a smooth read after Kate was done with it. But it was also a better book, and more like the one that I wanted to put in the world – a universal story for everyone. Kate hit every deadline, reported in hours promptly, and was a joy to work with. I will be using her going forward for sure. Because I learned more about writing from her notes. I recommend her wholeheartedly to any writer out there. Kate is the one you’re looking for.”
TICKLE BEAR GAMES – CREATORS OF “SOMEWHERE UNDER THE RAINBOW“
“Kate did a wonderful job with editing and proofreading the rules for our board game. We are impressed by her attention to detail and how she managed to bring the rules across in a precise, yet an easily understandable way. She also provided us with her own invaluable thoughts and ideas, which we greatly appreciate. We are looking forward to working with her again in the near future!“
JQ REED – AUTHOR OF “THE MARVELOUS GRACE OF THE WICKED AND BEAUTIFUL“
“Hiring Kate as an editor was the best thing I could have done for my manuscript. She had an amazing attention to detail and understanding of the story. Furthermore, her comments explained why she suggested the changes she did and should help my writing process with future projects.”
MICHAEL DALTON – AUTHOR OF THE MAKALANG, DEMON HUNTER, CHRONICLES OF EMPYREA, AND NEURODIVERGENCE SERIES
“Kate has edited more than a dozen of my books, and she has always been extremely professional and reliable. I’ve found her a joy to work with, and her eagle eye in proofreading has definitely improved my prose. As an indie author, I’ve dealt with a lot of poor communication and missed deadlines from artists and other people I’ve worked with. I’m very glad to have found Kate.”
SARAH MATTHEWS, AUTHOR OF “JUBILATION GROVE AND OTHER NIGHTMARES”
“Kate is an excellent editor. She’s very kind and easy to work with. Her edits were helpful and gave me tips I could use going forward in my writing. Also, any changes she made still sounded like my voice. Her editing took my writing to a professional level.”
CHRISTOPHER KRUSE – AUTHOR OF SHORT HORROR STORIES
“I think these are the best feedbacks I’ve ever gotten. I knew I had technical aspects that were holding things hostage, but having a fresh pair of eyes be able to objectively spot where I’ve been making those mistakes is extremely helpful and saves so much time. You’ve made my month!“
ALEX JAMES – AUTHOR OF FANTASY NOVEL
“Thank you so much for your editorial insights and suggestions, Kate, which have enabled me to see my story from the perspective of different audiences and readers. You highlighted a number of inconsistencies and areas I hadn’t explained clearly. The timeline you provided has been a helpful guide allowing me to see what happens chapter by chapter. Your input has been of great value to me. On the line edit, your suggestions have indeed tidied up my prose, cut repetition, and above all made the sentences flow in a way I could not have managed, and I feel readers will appreciate this.”
AUTHOR OF HORROR NOVEL
“Kate is an excellent editor in every sense. Professional, communicative and highly organised. All things a writer craves in an editor. Her choices in the edits are wise and skilled. Even better – if that’s possible – she completed the edit of my very long manuscript early. Well done.”
AUTHOR OF SCI-FI NOVEL
“In the beginning, I wasn’t sure if I needed a proofreader. I went through my novel multiple times, and had a few friends help me. I spent hours and hours, but in the end, I was still surprised by how many flaws I missed; grammar, inconsistencies, plot holes, incorrect use of language… These kind of errors would make me cringe if I found out about them after sending my work to an agent or publishing house. I’m really glad I hired Kate. She’s helped me tremendously in ironing out my novel to a professional standard.”
BRUNO GOMES – AUTHOR OF “TEACHER WORKLOAD: HOW TO MASTER IT AND GET YOUR LIFE BACK“
“When I set out to write a book my plan was to write something good and then give it to a competent editor who could make it great. Kate did that and much more. Communication was excellent from beginning to end and despite the tight turnaround, my manuscript was handed back to me before the deadline.
Kate’s attention to detail was impressive; the comments, suggestions and changes all made sense. She allowed the ‘voice’ of the book to really shine through and was able to really put herself in the shoes of the reader. The outcome was above my expectations.
I recommend Kate’s work without reservations and will definitely be using her services again in the future.“