Kate Bohdanowicz

Kate Bohdanowicz – Editor

I've edited more than 40 non-fiction books, on subjects as diverse as Shakespeare and serial killers, Terry Pratchett and Arsenal.


My background is in newspapers, having written and edited for the national press for 16 years. My specialisms are health and education and I've written extensively on both subjects. I'm also a qualified teacher.

I've been freelancing for Pen and Sword Books since 2013. I help commission authors and have enabled 100 or so writers to land book deals. I also edit for P&S – and this includes developmental editing, copy-editing, rewriting and proofreading. I've worked on more than 30 non-fiction books including The Magic of Terry Pratchett by Marc Burrows, The Nonconformist Revolution by Amanda Thomas and the autobiographical Case of Stephen Downing. I have a lot of experience with biography, history, true crime and general non-fiction but I don't touch fiction.

Known as a 'safe pair of hands', I'm a confident editor with a keen eye for a badly written sentence, repetition and a typo. I make bold decisions that improve the flow and structure of your book to ensure that the finished product is as good as possible.

As well as writing, I work as a freelance language support professional for deaf people, and I have some sign language.


Marc Burrows:

Kate edited my book The Magic of Terry Pratchett, and was an absolute joy to work with. Not only is she fastidiously accurate and has an excellent eye for flow and detail, she was also willing to listen to my ideas and arguments, meaning we very much sculpted the final shape of the book together. I never once felt in anything less than capable hands, and I’d work with her again in a heartbeat. She also has the patience of a saint.

Amanda Thomas:

Kate Bohdanowicz was Editor on my book, ‘The Nonconformist Revolution’ for Pen and Sword Books (2019-20). We had not worked together before but her introductory email made me feel immediately at ease. Kate was a pleasure to work with and extremely professional. She was thorough, meticulous, knowledgeable, and worked quickly. She was also constantly mindful of the need to be empathetic and reassuring. I would happily work with Kate again.

Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Entertainment Health & Wellbeing History True Crime
English (UK)

Work experience


Aug, 2013 — Present

I work as a copy editor, structural editor and proofreader for Pen and Sword publishers. I'm a confident editor with a keen eye for a badly written sentence, repetition and a typo. I make bold decisions that improve the flow and structure of your book to ensure that the finished product is as good as possible.


Kate has 7 reviews





Tiff B.

Tiff B.

Apr, 2023

Kate was a delight to work with! Her meticulous attention to detail while proofreading my non-fiction educational book was commendable. I learned valuable lessons on improving my punctuation and grammar for my future books. I'm thrilled to have found a proofreader I can confidently work with again in the future. Thanks Kate. x
Sammy S.

Sammy S.

Jun, 2022

It was great working with kate, very professional and punctual Kate did great job on my Memoir Cut to Heal A surgeon’ s memoir I was very impressed with the quality of her editing Highly recommended
Robert H.

Robert H.

Apr, 2022

Kate has been wonderful to work with. Diligent and wise, her skills and experience have turned my ideas and research around a complex area into a work that is not only comprehensible to the interested layperson, but is also publishable. The icing on this cake is that as I write this she's also pitching it to a publisher on my behalf. She's far exceeded my expectations and I cannot recommend ...
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Rian I.

Rian I.

Aug, 2021

Kate has been an absolute pleasure to work with. She put my mind at rest many times. Very quick to respond to any questions I had and also offered her advice constantly which was a blessing for me as this is my first book. Kate settled all of my worries and her work was outstanding.
robert E.

robert E.

Mar, 2021

Kate was wonderful to work with. Kate "tells it like it is" which was greatly appreciated, and I received several suggestions beyond my original request to further improve the manuscript. Great care was taken to understand the technical material and suggest revisions, and the final product is excellent. Couldn't be happier!

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