Karin Rathert

Karin Rathert - Editor

Longmont, CO, USA

Professional copy and developmental editor with over ten years experience in political science and current affairs books.

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Overview

Congratulations! By now you're well on your way to completing your book. Maybe you're writing about a business solution, a meta analysis of psychiatric disorders, your meticulous notes on your father's descent into dementia, or your dysfunctional relationship with your neighbor's cat. I'd love to help you on the last steps your journey.

I've been a copy editor for an academic book publisher for over a decade and have worked on over 60 nonfiction books as well as business reports and journal articles. I edit for punctuation, grammar, style, and consistency and, if you want to go deeper, I love digging in with my developmental editing claws, to trim the fat, so to speak, to help you organize and tone your message.

Perhaps you're venturing into fiction or screenplays. I go there. I love story. I am a fan of structure—setting the bones to hang the meat off of—and I have a great ear for dialogue. I'm also interested in health and wellness, especially yoga—I'm an avid practitioner of the Ashtanga lineage.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Political Science & Current Affairs

Work experience

Editor, Writer, Copy Editor

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 13 years)

I provide copyediting services for publishers, businesses, and professionals.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts

David C. Thomas, Mark F. Peterson

Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the fundamentals of cross-cultural management by exploring the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions in organizational settings and examining the ever-increasing number of cross-cultural management challenges that global managers face in today’s workplace. Instead of taking a country specific appro... read more

Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the fundamentals of cross-cultural management by exploring the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions in organizational settings and examining the ever-increasing number of cross-cultural management challenges that global managers face in today’s workplace. Instead of taking a country specific appro... read more

Introducing Comparative Politics: Concepts and Cases in Context

Stephen Walter Orvis, Carol Ann Drogus

Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics―who rules? what explains political behavior? where and why?―Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition, integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 countries that vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. Serving as touchstones, the cases are placed within the chapters where they make the most sense ―... read more

Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics―who rules? what explains political behavior? where and why?―Introducing Comparative Politics, Fifth Edition, integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 countries that vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context. Serving as touchstones, the cases are placed within the chapters where they make the most sense ―... read more

Congress and Its Members

Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, Eric Schickler

The Gold Standard for Congress Courses for Over Thirty Years Congress and Its Members by Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, and Eric Schickler offers you comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The highly anti... read more

The Gold Standard for Congress Courses for Over Thirty Years Congress and Its Members by Roger H. Davidson, Walter J. Oleszek, Frances E. Lee, and Eric Schickler offers you comprehensive coverage of the U.S. Congress and the legislative process by examining the tension between Congress as a lawmaking institution and as a collection of politicians constantly seeking re-election. The highly anti... read more

American Public Policy: Promise and Performance (Tenth Edition)

American Public Policy provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the landscape of public policy. This foundational text takes students through the governmental systems and core theories of policymaking before turning to in-depth exploration of key policy areas and tools of policy analysis. Important additions to this Tenth Edition include expanded discussions of policy instruments, t... read more

American Public Policy provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the landscape of public policy. This foundational text takes students through the governmental systems and core theories of policymaking before turning to in-depth exploration of key policy areas and tools of policy analysis. Important additions to this Tenth Edition include expanded discussions of policy instruments, t... read more

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing: Report Writing Essentials (The SAGE Guide to Writing in the Social Sciences)

Jennifer M. Allen, Steven Hougland

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing: Report Writing Essentials equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of policing - both academically and professionally. Authors Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report wr... read more

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Policing: Report Writing Essentials equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of policing - both academically and professionally. Authors Steven Hougland and Jennifer M. Allen interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident report wr... read more

Effective Crisis Communication: Moving From Crisis to Opportunity (NULL)

Matthew W. Seeger, Dr. Timothy L. Sellnow, Dr. Robert R. Ulmer

In this fully updated Fourth Edition of Effective Crisis Communication, three of today’s most respected crisis/risk communication scholars provide the latest theories and innovative approaches for handling crisis. Unlike other crisis communication texts, this acclaimed book answers the question, "what now?" and explains how organizations can create the potential for opportunity, renewal, and g... read more

In this fully updated Fourth Edition of Effective Crisis Communication, three of today’s most respected crisis/risk communication scholars provide the latest theories and innovative approaches for handling crisis. Unlike other crisis communication texts, this acclaimed book answers the question, "what now?" and explains how organizations can create the potential for opportunity, renewal, and g... read more

The Politics of Public Budgeting; Getting and Spending, Borrowing and Balancing 8ed

Irene S Rubin

Public budgeting is inherently political. In The Politics of Public Budgeting, author Irene S. Rubin lays out the actors involved–interest groups, public officials, legislators, and the public–and shines a light on how these groups, who each have their own goals, are able to bargain and barter their way to a resolution. The new Eighth Edition examines the budgeting process over time and sets i... read more

Public budgeting is inherently political. In The Politics of Public Budgeting, author Irene S. Rubin lays out the actors involved–interest groups, public officials, legislators, and the public–and shines a light on how these groups, who each have their own goals, are able to bargain and barter their way to a resolution. The new Eighth Edition examines the budgeting process over time and sets i... read more

Social Psychology: Core Concepts and Emerging Trends

Daniel W. Barrett

Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field―including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Social Psychology: Core Concepts and Emerging Trends presents engaging exa... read more

Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field―including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Social Psychology: Core Concepts and Emerging Trends presents engaging exa... read more

Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding

Timothy Coombs

Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding provides an integrated approach to crisis communication that spans the entire crisis management process and crosses various disciplines. A truly integrative and comprehensive text, this book explains how crisis management can prevent or reduce the threats of a crisis, providing guidelines for how best to act and react in an emerg... read more

Ongoing Crisis Communication: Planning, Managing, and Responding provides an integrated approach to crisis communication that spans the entire crisis management process and crosses various disciplines. A truly integrative and comprehensive text, this book explains how crisis management can prevent or reduce the threats of a crisis, providing guidelines for how best to act and react in an emerg... read more

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Billie Daddario
Karin is fantastic to work with and I appreciate her editorial wisdom. Her work is perfect and she is super professional. I will be working with her again.

Billie Daddario, July 2022


Jessica Ainsworth
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Karin. She helped me take my manuscript from something I was struggling to be okay with to something I'm incredibly proud to share with the world. Her communication was perfect, the delivered work was beyond my expectations. I would love to work with her again on future projects and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.

Jessica Ainsworth, July 2022


Billie Daddario
Karin is a Super Star and I couldn't do what I do without her.

Billie Daddario, June 2022


John Carpenter
Karin is extremely easy to work with, professional and delivers what she promises on time, every time. I will definitely use her again.

John Carpenter, March 2022


Billie Daddario
Karin stepped in when another editor failed me. She saved my book. I can't say enough great things about her. She's the only editor I want to use.

Billie Daddario, January 2022

Karin Rathert
I loved working with Billie. Her enthusiasm and passion are contagious.

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