Education

  • Lesley University: Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing.
  • Sarah Lawrence College: Bachelor of Arts Degree

Services

I welcome every medium, genre and subject. Editing is about more than just proofreading, and it is not rewriting; it’s about bringing out the best in the author’s own voice.

Below you’ll find a list of past projects and testimonials. Out of respect for my clients, I keep the list anonymous unless my name appeared on the copyright page or the author gave me permission.

I’m happy to do a free sample edit of up to 1,000 words.

  • Manuscripts – both fiction and non-fiction, prose and poetry
  • Ebooks
  • Website copy
  • Blogs and articles

Testimonials

YA Fiction Novel:

“The suggestions you made were great!  They allowed me to rethink what I really wanted to convey and write it better so that the reader gets the point.  Giving the other characters names not only makes them seem more real but it also helped me to better define their personality and behavioral traits.  Touching on the 5 senses also helped me to describe the situation or environment better so that the reader could visualize the place or empathize with the character, if they wanted. I dearly love my story now ever more than before.  Your critique was dead on and kindly presented. I will use your help on future manuscripts.”

Fiction Novel Draft:

“Kate has excellent control over even the most intricate plots and is able to come up with meticulous questions as well as valuable edits.”

Fiction Novel:

“Kate is very professional and promptly responds to questions and comments. She finished the work ahead of schedule and offered valuable insight in addition to the proofreading she was hired to do. Will definitely hire her again.”

Poetry Manuscript:

“Kate is a skilled editor and I have no reservations in recommending her.  She made solid insightful suggestions, gave constructive commentary and provided me with a non-biased perspective.  As a poet herself, she was sensitive to my voice and really took my rhythms into account.  I was very pleased with her work on my poetry collection and will be using her again for future projects.”

Poetry Manuscript:

“I am thrilled to have stumbled upon Kate Kearns when looking for an editor. I was a bit leery of the price and process involved with having an editor look at my work, but I’ve been pleased on both accounts. Kate’s rates are very reasonable and I could not be more pleased with her professionalism and work. Having a good editor is making me a better writer. I look forward to working with Kate again in the future.” 

Children’s Book in Verse:

“I can’t say enough great things about Kate. She has gone above and beyond in supporting me with my picture book. She is extremely patient, thorough, intelligent, and fun to work with! She’s got a great eye and caught some important mistakes with her attention to detail. She is creative and has an artistic openness with poetry and writing. She has been a blast to brainstorm with and has offered some excellent words and suggestions. She is very talented and I’m so thankful someone recommended her to me. You can tell how much she enjoys writing and she takes her projects and commitments seriously. She is an editor with warmth and heart and that’s not always easy to find. Highly recommend working with her!”

Non-fiction Book (Numerology), 71,000 words

“I highly recommend her, not only is she very intelligent, but she’s also a perfectionist when it comes to her work. She has a great passion for it and it shows.”

Into the Fringe, non-fiction by Karla Turner, second printing

“Would definitely recommend. Fast and professional work manner, delivered long before the deadline with a precise and accurate understanding of what was required for the project. Very satisfied with my choice here.”

Memoir, 53,000 words

“She did a wonderful job. I am very pleased with her work and will rehire right away for next job.”

Short Inspirational Ebook, 10,000 words

“I am so grateful to Kate for the wonderful job she did. She has a warm manner and her work is of the highest standard. I’ll definitely be back!”

Insurance Textbook: 

“She was very helpful, professional, and easy to work with. Would definitely recommend her.”


E-Book Editing

“Kate is extremely professional and provides high quality editing services in an amazingly quick turn around.”

Scrum Project Management * Lean Six Sigma * Agile Project Management  * Business Plan Writing * Taxes

Cannabis Oil Essentials * Sex Positions for the Modern Couple * Krav Maga for Beginners * Growing Marijuana for Beginners and Advanced Guide * 3D Printing Business for Beginners * Social Security Simplified * Medicare Simplified

Easy Peasy Potty Training * Easy Peasy Healthy Eating

SQL Quickstart Guide * ITIL for Beginners * PHP Programming * HTML Beginner’s Guide  * JavaScript


Sampling of Other Projects

  • 10,000 word brochure: “I am hoping for long-term cooperation with Kate. I was very satisfied with her work. She is so smart and helpful. Definitely above my expectations! ”
  • Training Manual Proof:Kate did an amazing job on editing my training manual and came in before the deadline.”
  • Transcript Edit“Great editing with an excellent eye for what was important and what could be cut out.”
  • Travel Website Edit: “Kate is very pleasant to work with. She delivered her work not only before schedule but also of very high quality. I highly recommend her services and I am in fact preparing more work for her.”
  • College Essay: “Katie came to the rescue in a pinch! My son needed to have an essay proof read and edited for a last minute college application and within less than an hour, she masterfully corrected crucial grammar mistakes and simplified language and gave some great tips to help him with expanding on his ideas!!  She was able to help out last minute, my son’s teachers were all bogged down with reviewing other Seniors essays and couldn’t provide the assistance we needed. Thank you Katie for coming to our rescue and going above and beyond expectations!”

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4 thoughts on “Editing

  1. Marian McEnroe says:

    I needed Kate to edit my son’s book in one week which was over 71,000 words. She was able to do what she promised. I highly recommend her, not only is she very intelligent, but she’s also a perfectionist when it comes to her work. She has a great passion for it and it shows. Thank you Kate !

    Marian McEnroe
    New Earth Connect.com
    ” I AM LOVE” “The Application of Healing”

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