Kate Moore

Kate Moore - Editor

London, United Kingdom

I am a former editorial director of Penguin Random House, specialising in commercial bestsellers. I'm here to help your writing shine.

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Overview

Working with authors to make their book the best that it can be is one of the greatest joys of my job. I offer the full range of editorial services, from polishing proposals and reviewing first drafts to hands-on structural editing, copyediting and proofreading, as well as ghosting. I am a former editorial director of Penguin Random House with more than thirteen years’ experience, and have edited many Sunday Times bestsellers over the years. Learn more about my work at kate-moore.com, where you can also read testimonials from the authors with whom I have worked.

I have a vast range of experience across multiple genres and edit fiction and non-fiction books. I specialise, however, in commercial non-fiction, including biography, gift, humour and history.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Entertainment
History
Music
Politics & Current Affairs
Sports & outdoor recreation
Travel
True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction

Work experience

Editorial Consultant

www.kate-moore.com
July, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

Since setting up as a freelance editor and writer I have worked on countless bestselling titles. My clients include the top publishers in the UK, such as Penguin Random House, Hachette, Pan Macmillan and Simon & Schuster. Books I have recently worked on include Ed Sheeran's A Visual Journey, Brian Blessed's Absolute Pandemonium, Gogglebook: The Wit and Wisdom of Gogglebox, Kate Morton's The Lake House and Kate Hamer's The Girl in the Red Coat.

Editorial Director

Penguin Random House
September, 2011 – July, 2014 (almost 3 years)

During my time at Penguin Random House I published a range of bestselling commercial non-fiction and many Sunday Times bestsellers, including Dad's War by Chris Tarrant, Life After You by Lucie Brownlee (Richard and Judy pick), Buster: The Dog Who Saved A Thousand Lives by Will Barrow (no. 1 bestseller), Help Me by Katie Beers and Shamed by Sarbjit Kaur Athwal. Authors included Francesca Martinez, Fatima Whitbread, Norman Mailer and the website brand Damn You Autocorrect!

Commissioning Editor

Michael O'Mara Books
March, 2004 – September, 2011 (over 7 years)

While at Michael O'Mara I commissioned and edited innumerable bestselling titles, including two memoirs with John Barrowman, the autobiography of Craig Revel Horwood, the first-ever unofficial biography of Cheryl Cole and fan-favourite parodies of Twilight, as well as many other humour and gift books and biographies.

Project Co-ordinator

Contender Books
March, 2003 – February, 2004 (12 months)

Contender Books was an independent publishing company specialising in popular culture and celebrity-based non-fiction. Authors included Shane Richie, Will Young and Laurence Llewellyn-Bowen. My role entailed independent management of book creation, from acquisition to finished copies, encompassing the full range of editorial and production duties.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Life After You

Lucie Brownlee

He crashed on to the pillow next to me, heavy as a felled oak. I slapped his face and told him to wake up. Our daughter, B, appeared in the doorway, woken up by the screaming - I must have been screaming but I don't remember - and she was crying and peering in. I told her the ultimate adult lie; that everything was all right.' Sudden death is rude. It just wanders in and takes your husband wit... read more

He crashed on to the pillow next to me, heavy as a felled oak. I slapped his face and told him to wake up. Our daughter, B, appeared in the doorway, woken up by the screaming - I must have been screaming but I don't remember - and she was crying and peering in. I told her the ultimate adult lie; that everything was all right.' Sudden death is rude. It just wanders in and takes your husband wit... read more

What the **** is Normal?!

Francesca Martinez

What the **** is Normal?!

What the **** is Normal?!

Dad's War

Chris Tarrant

Chris Tarrant and his father Basil were very close; they played sports together, watched sports toge....

Chris Tarrant and his father Basil were very close; they played sports together, watched sports toge....

Buster: The dog who saved a thousand lives

RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, Isabel George

Buster

Buster

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