Kate King

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

Professional Experience

I am a New York-based professional copy editor and proofreader with nearly twenty years of experience. I have expertise editing art and architecture, children’s books, mind/body/spirit, history, politics, pop culture, how-to, sports, and lifestyle. I have also handled developmental editing for both published and self-published writers (fiction and non-fiction). I am a good listener and easy to work with! For more information, visit www.kate-king.com


Copy Editor
10 Years
20 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years


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


Book Publishing Trade/B2B
10 Years
Online/new media
3 Years
Advertising agency
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; Hill, Holliday; Bill Smith Studio; Rizzoli; Workman Publishing; Tuttle Publishing; and Routledge

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish

Computer Skills

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


Available upon request.


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

Work Samples


(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.
DVD film catalog copy


(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.
(DivineCaroline.com 1/1/2007)
Dress for Success helps low-income women build careers one suit at a time.
(DivineCaroline.com 2/12/2016)
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 7/1/2008)
The top ten places to visit in NYC.
(Fodor's Travel Guides 2/12/2016)

Editing Samples

(Glitterati 10/22/2012)
Copyediting sample from one chapter of Louisiana House Proud, by Valorie Hart. (Glitterati Publishing, 2013)
(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


(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?