Your Manuscript Will Be Better
With an Editor
can benefit from the work of a professional editor. Have you written a novel or nonfiction
title that you plan to self-publish or send to an agent or publisher? If so, you need me.
My name is Kim
Catanzarite and I am a freelance writer, copy and content editor, and proofreader with more than thirty years of
experience. I've worked on hundreds of books of all genres, both fiction and nonfiction.
I’ve edited books for companies like Random House, Better Homes
and Gardens, F+W Media, Ten Speed Press, and for big-name authors such as Hallie Ephron, Donald Maass, Paula
Munier, James Scott Bell, Michael Larsen, and Chuck Wendig.
am known for my sharp eye, attention to detail, and ability to smooth awkward phrases. The Chicago Manual of Style,
Associated Press Stylebook, and Webster's Dictionary have been my go-to tools of the trade since 1990. You
can rely on me to handle all of your editing needs.
In addition to working
with large publishing houses, I offer my services to individuals who are pursuing self-publication or want to prepare their
work for an agent's or publisher's eyes. I, too, write creatively—my short stories and creative nonfiction have been
published in literary magazines and have won awards (see my Writing page). I know that what writers want and need is someone
to point out the weakness, find the errors, and leave the voice intact.
you’re interested in working with me, simply send me an e-mail. I’d love to hear about your work!
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CONTENT EDITING AND COPYEDITING SERVICES
whether you need a content editor or a copy editor?
A content editor is a sounding board for writers whose short
story or novel is in an early to middle stage. She points out where the writing falls flat, where the scenes don’t add
up, and where characters need to do some soul searching. She helps you see what’s so very hard to see: the weaknesses
in your manuscript. As a content editor, I’ll apply my knowledge of story structure as well as my inquisitive nature.
I’ll query all things that confuse or seem out of place, and make suggestions that will strengthen the story.
editor, on the other hand, is useful late in the writing process—when the story has been squared away and you
need to take a closer look at the writing. She reads the manuscript with a focus on grammar and syntax, spelling, ease of
reading, and overall flow of words. She weeds out the errors so that the agent, editor, or reader of your self-published book
sees your story instead of your misplaced commas and awkward phrases. As a copy editor, I’ll provide my sharp eye, my
ability to identify and smooth clunky wording, and my thorough understanding of all things grammar (and Chicago style).
If you’re interested in working with me, simply
send me an e-mail. I’d love to hear about your work! Click Here to Send an Email
KIM'S EDITING COURSES