Kate Stephenson

PO Box 3590 Jersey City, NJ 07303 USA
Website: http://KempsConsulting.com

Professional Experience

I am a savvy editor with a knack for listening. This basic skill allows me to move mountains and perform miracles. I achieve what other editors cannot--your vision. It's about you. Your brand. Your voice. Your story. I'm just the tool to help you say it best. Creatively talented and analytically gifted, Ive provided writing and editorial services for over 10 years. My passion is development. I find great joy in taking a concept and seeing it through to polished product. As a full-fledged citizen of the Publishing realm, I understand that communication means different things to different people. I am skilled at reading between the lines and corralling the chaos. Hire me and experience the difference. Expertise: Non-fiction (co-authoring, development, editing) Educational Texts (authoring, editing) African American/Black Literature (co-authoring, development, editing) Fiction, Women's Literature, Romance (editing) Lifestyle Advertorials (authoring)


Copy Editor
10 Years
Book Author
6 Years
10 Years


10 Years
Books & Literature
10 Years
5 Years


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
9 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

10 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Hudson Valley Magazine (10+), Pearson Education (10+), RosettaBooks (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

WilliamsTown (10+), Munich Reinsurance America Inc. (3-5), Gannet Fleming Inc. (1-2)

Other Work History

Versatile, with broad interests and a love of a challenge, I can polish non-fiction and fiction with excellence and ease. I have worked with both large corporate and small independent publishers, along with a host of individual authors, students, and small businesses. Writing projects have ranged from ghostwriting/co-authoring of trade books to website and blog content production. And, I edit a vast array of literary, academic, and business materials from romance and self help, to dissertations and ad copy. I am a one stop editorial shop. Allow me to demonstrate my skills with your next project! Other positions include: Associate Publisher--Welstar Publications, Brooklyn, NY Columnist/Blogger--Kate-Book.com, Trivia and Book Club Associate Reviewer--ChickLitPlus.com

Technical Skills

I am a versatile editor who can handle many styles, including: APA, MLA, Chicago Manual of Style/Turabian, Associated Press. I can also adopt any proprietary house styles with ease and quick understanding. Allow me to demonstrate, send me your project to review.


Freelancers Union

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, WordPress, QuarkXpress/InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Windows XP-8, OS (general familiarity)


Kindle Fire, Nook, Windows 8.1 Laptop, digital camera, Dropbox, Skype


"We found Ms. Stephenson to be incredibly thorough and professional. She was a pleasure to work with." Rebecca Coppola, Hudson Valley Magazine "I was impressed with Kate from the moment our conversations began. She approached this project with enthusiasm and drive. She completed it timely. She provided content analysis along with proofreading. She even went out of her way to investigate alternate options if something she read required improvement topically. I would definitely recommend her and her work to authors." Paula Whidden, 52 Faithful Choices "Thanks to Kate's keen editorial guidance, my thesis garnered high praise for its professionalism and won the departments highest graduate award!" Victoria Sandbrook "I have worked with Kate on many projects which includes resume review to academic writings. My experience with Kate has been superb with regards to her attention to detail, professionalism and quality of work. I would highly recommend Kate." Moe Surage


National Association of Professional Women Editorial Freelance Association


Writing Samples

Tips on how to be eco-friendly in your spring cleaning.
Q&A with over a dozen health professionals with tips on how to stay healthy during the heat of summer.
Compilation of Home and Garden Professional's advice for how to maintain your home.

Book Development

Testimonial memoir of First Lady Theresa Whitfield who survived a gruesome physical attack that left her celebrating her scars. Worked with subject through conceptual process through printing and publicity.
Cover Design for Wayne Casey's authorial debut
Excerpt from Wayne Casey's authorial debut.
Excerpt from co-authored memoir of Melvin Couch.

Press Releases

Press Release developed to announce publication of Wayne Casey's authorial debute.
Press Release announcing release of OmniPacs SAS platform.