Kat Szmit

Kat Szmit - Editor

South Yarmouth, Massachusetts

Journalist, wordsmith, avid reader, editor, sojourner, stand-up paddleboarder, lover of life, badass.

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Overview

Professional journalist by day, and an avid reader by night (and day, and afternoon, evening, and whenever I can). I've edited several books for local authors and consider myself a skilled wordsmith.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Crime & Mystery
Fantasy
Humor & Comedy
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Science Fiction
Short Story
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Reporter/Photographer

The Cape Cod Chronicle
July, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

Professional journalist for a weekly newspaper in Chatham on Cape Cod. Sports, features, personality profiles, and more.

Book editor

Self
January, 2009 – Present (almost 10 years)

Have edited several books prior to publication, including Concealed by Steve Brown, Whisperings by Scott Kuenzel, and have served as a Beta Reader/Proofreader for K.R. Conway and her series of Young Adult novels that include Undertow, Stormfront, Cruel Summer, and True North.

Assistant Editor/Reporter

The Barnstable Patriot
February, 2006 – July, 2015 (over 9 years)

Started as a freelancer before becoming full-time reporter, and eventually assistant editor before changing jobs in 2015.

Portfolio (2 selected works)

Concealed

Steve Brown

Born and raised on an isolated ranch just north of the Mexican Border, Linnaeus Hart has mixed feelings about his pending sixteenth birthday. “Don’t put your hand where your eye can’t see!” has been his mother’s daily advice for as long as he can remember. She reminds him yet again as he and his classmate and neighbor, Anita Lopez, set out into the mountains above their ranch on what seems to ... read more

Born and raised on an isolated ranch just north of the Mexican Border, Linnaeus Hart has mixed feelings about his pending sixteenth birthday. “Don’t put your hand where your eye can’t see!” has been his mother’s daily advice for as long as he can remember. She reminds him yet again as he and his classmate and neighbor, Anita Lopez, set out into the mountains above their ranch on what seems to ... read more

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