Catherine Hillin

Catherine Hillin - Editor

Austin, TX, United States

Extremely thorough content/proofreading editor with 10+ years of writing experience, 5 years of medical experience, and a BA in Psychology.

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Overview

I am a freelancer with 10+ years of writing and editing experience. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. I began my own freelance editing business, BookWorm Editing, in 2015, and have not had a single dissatisfied customer. I also run an Instagram blog on writing and editing. I published my first novel in 2011 and another in 2018. I specialize in new and inexperienced authors and take pride in extremely thorough editing that analyzes every detail.

Previous experience in the fields of childcare, psychology, medicine, chemistry, biology, and history enable me to edit a wide variety of nonfiction and academic works as well as fiction, poetry, or children's books.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Literary Fiction
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry
Psychology
Travel
Weddings

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
September, 2015 – Present (almost 5 years)

Content/proofreading editor with 10+ years of writing experience and dozens of satisfied customers.

Product Manager

Peterson's Broomsticks
June, 2014 – August, 2017 (about 3 years)

Responsible for editing and updating the website, writing product descriptions, and handling customer service.

Research Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

The University of Texas at Austin
March, 2014 – August, 2014 (5 months)

I worked for a PhD at UT Austin as she conducted a health study within the African-American community. The job required extensive writing and editing as well as coordinating up to five volunteers and organizing events.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Chloe (Between the Cracks Book 4)

P.D. Workman

Chloe had always been the perfect daughter. Diligent, obedient, good at caring for the other children when Mom wasn’t home. She always worked hard and did everything she was asked.But she couldn’t please her mother and the parade of stepfathers. It seemed like the harder she tried, the worse the abuse got.Chloe had known for a long time that she was two people. The Chloe who watched and the Ch... read more

Chloe had always been the perfect daughter. Diligent, obedient, good at caring for the other children when Mom wasn’t home. She always worked hard and did everything she was asked.But she couldn’t please her mother and the parade of stepfathers. It seemed like the harder she tried, the worse the abuse got.Chloe had known for a long time that she was two people. The Chloe who watched and the Ch... read more

Sunshine

Catherine Rose Hillin

This is the story of a girl who, after shutting herself away from the world and relying only on a voice in the dark for happiness, discovers in a stranger that there can be beauty and meaning in a life outside of her daydreams. Lucy is a dreamer, living inside fantasies whispered to her by her "light" while disregarding the world around her--and Michael is a lost boy who travels the world, see... read more

This is the story of a girl who, after shutting herself away from the world and relying only on a voice in the dark for happiness, discovers in a stranger that there can be beauty and meaning in a life outside of her daydreams. Lucy is a dreamer, living inside fantasies whispered to her by her "light" while disregarding the world around her--and Michael is a lost boy who travels the world, see... read more

The Irregulars

Will Nixon

Spies, sex, and a full English breakfast.

Spies, sex, and a full English breakfast.

The Orphan's Code

C.R.R. Hillin

Welcome to the city of Bermeia: once the seat of a vast empire, now a chaotic hive of oppression, civil unrest, and corruption. Within its walls, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people intertwine. A rogue thief narrowly escapes arrest again and again as he takes revenge upon the soldiers and nobles who prey upon the weak. A homeless girl hunts for her next meal and a way out of the city ... read more

Welcome to the city of Bermeia: once the seat of a vast empire, now a chaotic hive of oppression, civil unrest, and corruption. Within its walls, the lives of hundreds of thousands of people intertwine. A rogue thief narrowly escapes arrest again and again as he takes revenge upon the soldiers and nobles who prey upon the weak. A homeless girl hunts for her next meal and a way out of the city ... read more

The Boy Who Steals Houses

Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story.Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out ... read more

Can two broken boys find their perfect home? By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, this is a gorgeously told, powerful story.Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he's ever known. Now Sam's trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he's caught out ... read more

Step Children

J.T. Benner

A short story about a psychic alcoholic who struggles with inner demons as he tries to regain custody of his daughter.

A short story about a psychic alcoholic who struggles with inner demons as he tries to regain custody of his daughter.

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