Kathleen King

Hastings on Hudson, NY 10706 USA
Website: http://www.kate-king.com

Professional Experience

I am interested in transitioning to a creative role as a full-time content editor or copywriter. I am willing to freelance to gain additional experience before taking on a new full-time position. My staff and freelance experiences have been numerous and varied over the years: I served as a Book Editor for well known Boston and New York publishing houses; a magazine writer for the Discovery Channel School science series for kids in NY; a freelance proofreader in NY and around the US remotely; an online Writer and Editor for a women's startup website based in CA. Later, when my kids were young, I freelanced several years as an Editorial Consultant, handling copyediting and proofreading for a diverse client list, including book publishers, authors, colleges, ad agencies, and nonprofits. In my most recent role as Copy Editor at ASPIRE Design and Home magazine, I oversaw all copyediting from earliest article drafts to final proofreading stages. I am thoroughly versed in the Chicago Manual of Style and AP and br


20 Years
3 Years


Book publishing - all
7 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
3 Years
Online/new media
3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

23 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Aspire Design and Home Magazine (6-10), Abrams Publishing (10+), Glitterati (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

National Trust for Historic Preservation (10+), UNICEF (10+), Rizzoli (6-10)

Other Work History

Held freelance and staff positions with ASPIRE design and home magazine; TBWAChiatDay; McCann; Harry N. Abrams; Hill, Holliday; UNICEF; Bill Smith Studio; Rizzoli; Workman Publishing; Tuttle Publishing; and Routledge, among others

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word (track changes); Adobe Acrobat Pro; Google Docs; Excel; CMS for Web; some InDesign; some Word Press


Available upon request.


Member, Mediabistro Member, Editorial Freelancers Association Alumni of Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership


Film Clips

DVD film catalog copy
In her film, Deadline, documentary filmmaker Katy Chevigny recalls the events leading up to Illinois Governor Ryan's decision to grant clemency to 167 inmates on Death Row.
Autistic kids write and perform their own musical.
A Transgender Teen Struggles with Family, Identity, and Twinship
Films That Matter: Katy Chevigny and Julia Pimsleur Discuss Their Work as Documentary Filmmakers

Philanthropy Clips

Dress for Success helps low-income women find the right suit for the job.
At the Craigslist Foundation bootcamp, nonprofits learn how social media can grow their brand.
LitLife's Pam Allyn Has Tips for Making Reading Fun For All Kids
Jill Sheffield On What We Can Do About Alarming Rates of Maternal Mortality

Book Editing

Pen-to-paper proofreading sample test
Copyedit of thriller
copyedit of art article
Copyedit in Track Changes

Sustainability Clips

Preserving the Night: International Dark-Sky’s Bob Gent on Light Pollution
How do you lower your carbon footprint? NYC author Colin Beavan shows us how.
At this New York nonprofit, kids learn bike safety and repair.

Travel Clips

Top Ten Places to Visit in NYC
Travel writing for Fodors' NY State/Hudson Valley guide, 2010