Elizabeth Kuball

Elizabeth Kuball - Editor

Portland, OR, USA

Expert editor with 20+ years of experience editing 300+ books for major publishers

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Over the past 20+ years, I've steered more than 300 nonfiction books through the editorial process, working as a development editor and copy editor. My strengths are project management (if you need me to hold you accountable, I'm up to the task), big-picture organization (I can whip any table of contents into shape), and copyediting (details are my thing).

I have master's degrees in literature and in writing. Although my editorial experience is primarily in nonfiction reference books, I'm eager to work on creative nonfiction, memoirs, and literary fiction, too.

Whether you're in the planning stages of a project you've yet to write, or you have a finished manuscript that just needs some polishing, I'd love to help you take it to the next level.
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Computers & Internet
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Health & Wellbeing
Home & Garden

Work experience

Freelance Editor

June, 1999 – Present (over 23 years)

As a freelance editor, my clients have largely been publishing houses (including John Wiley & Sons, Peachpit Press, Adobe Press, Houghton-Mifflin) for whom I edit book-length copy for style, voice, and vision; manage 20+ concurrent projects, meeting (and often beating) tight deadlines; and hire and manage a team of freelancers, including technical editors and illustrators.

Technical Writer

Profound Consulting
January, 1999 – June, 1999 (5 months)

Copy Editor

IDG Books Worldwide
July, 1997 – December, 1998 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (19 selected works)

Design for Hackers

Kadavy, David

RVs & Campers For Dummies

Hodapp, Christopher, Von Kannon, Alice

Bread Making For Dummies

Peterson, Wendy Jo

Indian Cooking For Dummies

Bharadwaj, Monisha

Art History For Dummies

Wilder, Jesse Bryant

History of Quebec For Dummies

Bédard, Éric

Orchids For Dummies

Frowine, Steven A., National Gardening Association

Home Maintenance For Dummies

Carey, James, Carey, Morris

Quitting Smoking & Vaping For Dummies

Smith, Laura L., Elliott, Charles H.

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