I have knowledge, competency and experience in a number of genres including sci-fi, fantasy, chick lit and crime, as well as contemporary Australian fiction. Scroll down for some testimonials.
Experienced with narrative non-fiction, websites, blog copy, cookbooks, brochure copy and training materials.
I am primarily a line/copy editor working to improve your writing without altering ‘voice’. Being a good ‘fit’ with the writer is key.
It might seem contradictory to be highly creative and have an annoyingly pedantic attention to detail - but these are the essential skills an editor requires. I don’t just fix your written copy, I make it shine. Clients include authors (fiction and non-fiction), recipe writers, bloggers and website owners. I have over 15 years experience working both in-house, and as a freelancer. Now semi-retired, I only take on one book project at a time, but always have availability for small jobs.
A selection of snippets from Facebook reviews:
"Kim is a true professional. She has an excellent sense of composition, both for narration and dialog. She's a stickler for grammar accuracy, her edits invariably improving clarity and flow. Kim caught inconsistencies in my story line that, while subtle, blemished the overall story. Her revision recommendations were well considered and clearly expressed."
Jim Giedraitis, Dog Star Night
"Kim did an awesome work. English is not my first language, but Kim brought my manuscript to a professional level. She also helped me see plot holes and details requiring further research!"
Anttimatti Pennanen, Black Table series
"She treated my book like it was her own work she was about to publish. She did not stop until it was of the highest quality. That meant the world to me!"
Nelcia A Roehm, Living Your Best Teacher Life: A Teacher's Guide to Health, Wellness, and Wholeness
"Kim edited my book and turned a mess into a masterpiece!"
Pauline Saxon, Secret Women's Business Lingerie: Confessions from the change room
"... her attention to detail is truly impressive. I'd highly recommend Kim for anyone's editing needs!"
Deborah Ferry, 500 Miles
Bachelor of Arts, Communications (UTS)
Graduate Certificate, Editing and Publishing (USQ)
Contact me to discuss how I can help make your written content shine.