Kate King

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

I am a New York-based professional book editor, copy editor, and eagle-eyed proofreader with more than twenty years of experience, a thorough knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style, and reasonable rates. I am a general editor, though I have expertise editing art and architecture, children’s books, spirituality, history, politics, pop culture, how-to, and sports. I have also handled developmental editing for both published and self-published writers (fiction and non-fiction). I am easy to work with! For more information, visit www.kate-king.com.

Expertise

Copy Editor
10 Years
Editor
20 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years

Specialty

Arts & Humanities
18 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers
18 Years
Travel
5 Years

Industries


Book publishing - all
20 Years
Advertising agency
8 Years
Online/new media
5 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

School of Visual Arts (10+), Abrams Publishing (6-10), Glitterati (6-10)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

National Trust for Historic Preservation (10+), UNICEF (10+)

Other Work History

Held freelance and staff positions with TBWAChiat Day; McCann; Harry N. Abrams; Hill, Holliday; Bill Smith Studio; Rizzoli; Workman Publishing; Tuttle Publishing; and Routledge, among others

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish

Computer Skills

Microsoft Word (track changes); Quark; Adobe Acrobat; InDesign; Excel; CMS for Web

References

Available upon request.

Associations

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

Work Samples

Editing Samples

(Sports Improper Publications 10/3/2011)
A copyedit of an autobiography on hockey player Gerry Cheevers.
(Scott Banks 4/15/2015)
Developmental edit and copyedit of book concerning ADHD
(Glitterati 10/22/2012)
Copyediting sample from one chapter of Louisiana House Proud, by Valorie Hart. (Glitterati Publishing, 2013)

Sustainability

(DivineCaroline.com 10/15/2007)
Bob Gent of the International Dark-Sky Association explains the hazards of bright empty parking lots and skyscrapers that light up the night.
(DivineCaroline.com 3/6/2008)
Profile of Colin Beavan, a husband and father in NYC who recruits his family to leave behind modern conveniences for an entire year. But will his low-impact lifestyle experiment make a difference?

Film

(8/28/2016)
DVD film catalog copy
(DivineCaroline.com 4/10/2008)
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.

Philanthropy

(DivineCaroline.com 1/1/2007)
Dress for Success helps low-income women build careers one suit at a time.
(DivineCaroline.com 8/28/2016)
At the Craigslist Foundation nonprofit bootcamp, nonprofits learn how to use social media marketing to leverage their existing audiences--and spread their mission virally.
(DivineCaroline.com 12/15/2007)
As the founder of Books for Boys and LitLife, Pam Allyn continues to be a leading innovator in the field of literacy development.

Travel

(DivineCaroline.com 7/1/2008)
The top ten places to visit in NYC.
(Fodor's Travel Guides 8/28/2016)