K.J. Wetherholt

K.J. Wetherholt - Editor

New Orleans, LA, USA

Publisher, Executive Editor, and Consultant w/over 20 years experience shaping publishing/media projects in both fiction and non-fiction.

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Overview

I'm the former Publisher/Executive Editor of MIPJ: Media, Information, International Relations & Humanitarian Affairs (Non-fiction: academic, policy, journalism, and photojournalism) as well as Humanitas Media Publishing (fiction, poetry, plays, photography, art, narrative non-fiction), having also written about international crisis and conflict, media (primarily film and photojournalism), literature, history, and philosophy.

For Reedsy, I consult on others' projects: for non-fiction, this involves helping authors in the initial stages to both focus and to organize their thoughts and research through to a completed manuscript; for fiction, it involves taking a completed manuscript and maintaining an author's inspiration toward a streamlined, original whole that is ready for an agent, publisher, or self-publishing.

My editorial/consulting expertise: fiction (literary, historical, cultural, military/war, etc.), non-fiction, academic articles and monographs, journalism, photo and art books. Expert with Chicago, MLA, APA styles, as well as AP style for journalism.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Cultural & Ethnic
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Themes & Motifs
Non-Fiction
History
Humanities & Social Sciences
Photography
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Consultant

Hofundur Authors
June, 2022 – Present (2 months)

New company providing editing, proofreading, and publicity services to select independent authors.

Consultant

Humanitas Media
January, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

I'm the Publisher/Executive Editor of MIPJ: Media, Information, International Relations & Humanitarian Affairs, as well as Humanitas Media Publishing. But I also write about international crisis and conflict, media (primarily film and photojournalism), literature, history, and philosophy. I also consult on others' book and media projects, helping them in the initial stages to both focus and to organize their thoughts and inspiration toward a streamlined, original whole.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Ghosts & Birthdays

Red Shuttleworth

"Ghosts & Birthdays is Red Shuttleworth’s invocation and – 'levitation with the dead' – a poet’s cultural measure of the human menagerie: heroes, villains, antiheroes, writers, painters, boxers, poets, politicos, cowboy robbers, killers – an incredible range of characters in the large world Red Shuttleworth breathes alive. His poetry is always true to reveal human folly – the absurdities that ... read more

"Ghosts & Birthdays is Red Shuttleworth’s invocation and – 'levitation with the dead' – a poet’s cultural measure of the human menagerie: heroes, villains, antiheroes, writers, painters, boxers, poets, politicos, cowboy robbers, killers – an incredible range of characters in the large world Red Shuttleworth breathes alive. His poetry is always true to reveal human folly – the absurdities that ... read more

High Plains Fandango

Red Shuttleworth

"Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. In Shuttleworth's daring and galvanizing, dark tragi-comedy, High Plains Fandango, he offers a perceptive and prophetic account of romance, life, and danger on the High Plains of Ne... read more

"Red Shuttleworth is one of the finest poets of the American West, past, present, and future. Some of us also know him as one of the finest, imaginative living playwrights writing for a challenged American theatre. In Shuttleworth's daring and galvanizing, dark tragi-comedy, High Plains Fandango, he offers a perceptive and prophetic account of romance, life, and danger on the High Plains of Ne... read more

Journey to the Heart of the World: A Humanitas Media Publishing Edition

John Lundin

"The world is so weary and filled with fear; our souls are longing now for enchantment and hope. John Lundin has traveled to the heart of things, emerging with the light that guides our fearful hearts back home." -- Marianne Williamson, Author of A Return to Love"John Lundin has written a book that carries ancient wisdom, wrapped in a vision quest, inside an adventure story." -- Michael Brune,... read more

"The world is so weary and filled with fear; our souls are longing now for enchantment and hope. John Lundin has traveled to the heart of things, emerging with the light that guides our fearful hearts back home." -- Marianne Williamson, Author of A Return to Love"John Lundin has written a book that carries ancient wisdom, wrapped in a vision quest, inside an adventure story." -- Michael Brune,... read more

MIPJ 2012

The Inaugural Edition of the MIPJ, examining the Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs. Edited by K.J. Wetherholt and Gary Knight of VII. Subject matter includes the wars and effects in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bosnia, Arab Spring, Mexican drug cartels, War and famine in the Horn of Africa, Feral Cities, the Environment and Human Security, Information and t... read more

The Inaugural Edition of the MIPJ, examining the Nexus of Media, Information, International Relations and Humanitarian Affairs. Edited by K.J. Wetherholt and Gary Knight of VII. Subject matter includes the wars and effects in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bosnia, Arab Spring, Mexican drug cartels, War and famine in the Horn of Africa, Feral Cities, the Environment and Human Security, Information and t... read more

Mipj 2014

Photo Features: NOOR: The Water War by Francesco Zizola; Haiti's Shock by Pep Bonet; Brazil's Range War by Kadir van Lohuizen; Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman; In the Oil Sands: Alberta by Jon Lowenstein / VII: Syrian Refugees by Lynsey Addario; Hurricane Sandy by Ed Kashi (with SDN) / Sean Gallagher / Black Tsunami by James Whitlow Delano / Condemned by Robin Hammond / Lwa Mountain: ... read more

Photo Features: NOOR: The Water War by Francesco Zizola; Haiti's Shock by Pep Bonet; Brazil's Range War by Kadir van Lohuizen; Fractured: The Shale Play by Nina Berman; In the Oil Sands: Alberta by Jon Lowenstein / VII: Syrian Refugees by Lynsey Addario; Hurricane Sandy by Ed Kashi (with SDN) / Sean Gallagher / Black Tsunami by James Whitlow Delano / Condemned by Robin Hammond / Lwa Mountain: ... read more

MIPJ 2016: Indigenous Edition

Interview: Camille Seaman - K.J. Wetherholt/MIPJ • The 7.5% Native: Do I still Exist? - Melissa Ulto • Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams - Fran Antmann/SDN • The Dam Boom - Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR • Colombia: Mochilas - Natasha Johl •The Berberes - Rui Pires/SDN • The Plight of Yazidi Women: An Interview With Johanna Higgs • Ah Dalibandla: The Sangomas of Mthatha - Nathalie Bertrams/SDN • The San: Th... read more

Interview: Camille Seaman - K.J. Wetherholt/MIPJ • The 7.5% Native: Do I still Exist? - Melissa Ulto • Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams - Fran Antmann/SDN • The Dam Boom - Yuri Kozyrev /NOOR • Colombia: Mochilas - Natasha Johl •The Berberes - Rui Pires/SDN • The Plight of Yazidi Women: An Interview With Johanna Higgs • Ah Dalibandla: The Sangomas of Mthatha - Nathalie Bertrams/SDN • The San: Th... read more

MIPJ 2016: Refugees, IDP's, and Statelessness

K.J. Wetherholt

Cover photo by Kadir Van Lohuizen of MIPJ partner NOOR.Partners represented: NOOR, IRIN, Socialdocumentary.net, MediaStorm.Features/Contributors: A Light in the Dark - Sean Mullan • The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IDP’s, and Stateless Communities - Leigh Barrett • Daily Life of Yazidi Refugees - Jodi Hilton / SDN • No Way Out: How Syrians Are Struggling to Find An Exit - Eleonora Vio /... read more

Cover photo by Kadir Van Lohuizen of MIPJ partner NOOR.Partners represented: NOOR, IRIN, Socialdocumentary.net, MediaStorm.Features/Contributors: A Light in the Dark - Sean Mullan • The Definitions and Status of Refugees, IDP’s, and Stateless Communities - Leigh Barrett • Daily Life of Yazidi Refugees - Jodi Hilton / SDN • No Way Out: How Syrians Are Struggling to Find An Exit - Eleonora Vio /... read more

The Illumination: A Novel of the Great War (Humanitas Media Edition)

K J Wetherholt

Synopsis: On the Western Front in 1918, during what was to have been the “war to end all wars,” three people meet at an Allied camp near Amiens. One English, one American, and one Irish, they forge a friendship which transcends nationality, surviving the harrowing nature of a war which would devastate an entire generation. What happens during those weeks and in its aftermath will shape not onl... read more

Synopsis: On the Western Front in 1918, during what was to have been the “war to end all wars,” three people meet at an Allied camp near Amiens. One English, one American, and one Irish, they forge a friendship which transcends nationality, surviving the harrowing nature of a war which would devastate an entire generation. What happens during those weeks and in its aftermath will shape not onl... read more

4,500 Miles: Taking Jack Back On the Road

Ciara Shuttleworth

The ghost of Jack Kerouac accompanies Shuttleworth on her way back from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL to the scablands of Washington state, meeting friends and interesting characters on the road. The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the... read more

The ghost of Jack Kerouac accompanies Shuttleworth on her way back from her residency at the Jack Kerouac House in Orlando, FL to the scablands of Washington state, meeting friends and interesting characters on the road. The book, featuring artistically rendered images starring a cut-out of Jack Kerouac ("Flat Jack"), is depicted accompanying author Ciara Shuttleworth from her residency at the... read more

Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays

Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He would rope a few calves before noon if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a dog in the grass: the sound of his dialogue, the cadences of his characters, the smartness of their responses to one another. But it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desert, the hiss of snakes in th... read more

Red Shuttleworth eats tumbleweeds for breakfast. He would rope a few calves before noon if it weren’t for a bum shoulder. The West settles down in him like a dog in the grass: the sound of his dialogue, the cadences of his characters, the smartness of their responses to one another. But it’s deeper than that. In Rumors and Borders, there’s a savage wind off the desert, the hiss of snakes in th... read more

K.J. has 45 reviews

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Whitney Martin
KJ went above and beyond to assist me with tightening my argument and providing suggestions for journal submissions. I recommend her for academics needing developmental support and copyediting.

Whitney Martin, August 2022


Dan Horton-Szar
K.J. was punctual, professional and very thorough in the editorial assessment she provided for my photography book project. More importantly, she also included warmth, humour and great enthusiasm which (for this first-time author) was both reassuring and inspiring. I will certainly be continuing my collaboration with K.J. on this project!

Dan Horton-Szar, August 2022


George Soto
K.J was able to read my manuscript within the timeframe we agreed upon and responded with generous and thoughtful feedback. Her assessment allowed me to go forth and jump right in to revising my manuscript further. It is only the beginning, but I am motivated to continue writing and produce a worthy final draft. It truly is inspiring to work with someone who can elevate and make you see thing...
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George Soto, August 2022


Ellen Cohen
Every time a writer finds their editor; a fairy gets their wings!

Ellen Cohen, July 2022


alan sprague
I feel very lucky to have connected with kj. She catches even the tiniest of errors and is very thorough.

alan sprague, July 2022

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