Past projects

Portfolio

In addition to working with self-publishing authors, I also do freelance work for several UK publishing companies, including Osprey Games/Bloomsbury.

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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.”

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.”

DINA NORLUNDAUTHOR 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.”

ALISTAIR CARADECAUTHOR OF UPCOMING 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!”

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.”

CHRISTOPHER KRUSEAUTHOR 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 GOMESAUTHOR 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.