Kate Willsky

Kate Willsky - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Diligent editor and enthusiastic storyteller with experience editing a wide range of genres, both in-house at Chronicle Books and freelance.

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Overview

I'm a storyteller and sharp-eyed editor, with publishing experience in-house at Chronicle Books and San Francisco magazine. I've edited memoirs, novels, children's books, and nonfiction, and am eager to help authors tell their stories as engagingly as possible.

My own writing has appeared on Vice, Vox, Medium, Huffington Post, Self, Food52, and, among other outlets. I also self-published a romance novel, Paradise Lust, under a pen name. I strive to bring writers' words to life while ensuring that their own unique voice shines through.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Fiction
Inspirational
Literature
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance writer and editor

Self
February, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

I provide freelance writing and editing services to a wide range of individuals and brands.

Content Marketing Strategist

WayBetter
May, 2015 – February, 2018 (almost 3 years)

I wrote and edited all consumer-facing copy, from blog posts to app and website copy and emails.

Editorial Manager

Institute for Integrative Nutrition
January, 2014 – October, 2014 (9 months)

I wrote and edited wellness guides and articles for an audience of tens of thousands of integrative nutrition students.

Editorial Project Manager

Chronicle Books
July, 2010 – March, 2013 (over 2 years)

I oversaw the editorial aspect of book production, from initial proposal to final release. This included manuscript editing, copy-editing, generating marketing copy, and beyond.

Style Assistant

San Francisco Magazine
August, 2008 – September, 2009 (about 1 year)

I wrote, researched, and edited style and fashion-related articles for San Francisco magazine.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Shades of Grey: A Political Memoir of Modern Indonesia 1965-1998

Jusuf Wanandi

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, Soeharto reigned as the most powerful man in Indonesia - President, father figure and infallible leader to millions. That span of the country's history has remained largely opaque to the public, with confusion and vagaries obscuring the inner workings of his regime. In Shades of Grey: A Political Memoir of Modern Indonesia 1965-1998, longtime political insider Jusu... read more

FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES, Soeharto reigned as the most powerful man in Indonesia - President, father figure and infallible leader to millions. That span of the country's history has remained largely opaque to the public, with confusion and vagaries obscuring the inner workings of his regime. In Shades of Grey: A Political Memoir of Modern Indonesia 1965-1998, longtime political insider Jusu... read more

We Love Madeleines

Miss Madeleine

The first crowd-sourced cookbook from Chronicle Books, this celebration of the dainty French delight proves that classic doesn't have to mean conventional. Forty reverential recipes—developed by madeleine lovers from Italy to Oregon and curated by Miss Madeleine herself—break the mold, with unexpected delights from Rosemary Parmesan Polenta to Molasses Spice to Chocolate Hazelnut, plus gluten-... read more

The first crowd-sourced cookbook from Chronicle Books, this celebration of the dainty French delight proves that classic doesn't have to mean conventional. Forty reverential recipes—developed by madeleine lovers from Italy to Oregon and curated by Miss Madeleine herself—break the mold, with unexpected delights from Rosemary Parmesan Polenta to Molasses Spice to Chocolate Hazelnut, plus gluten-... read more

Handheld Pies: Dozens of Pint-Size Sweets and Savories

Rachel Wharton, Sarah Billingsley

What s better than small treats? Eating with your hands! This enticing cookbook delivers on both counts in one adorable package. Pie-lovers everywhere will be thrilled to find their favorite recipes plus fabulous new creations. Savory pies also make an appearance: grab a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pie on the way out the door in the morning! Ideal for beginning and seasoned bakers alike (... read more

What s better than small treats? Eating with your hands! This enticing cookbook delivers on both counts in one adorable package. Pie-lovers everywhere will be thrilled to find their favorite recipes plus fabulous new creations. Savory pies also make an appearance: grab a Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Pie on the way out the door in the morning! Ideal for beginning and seasoned bakers alike (... read more

Looks I Like: A Journal of Style

Chronicle Books

Every fashionista needs a place to keep track of the styles she loves. Pinterest meets old-school scrapbooking in this DIY style-board journal that inspires readers to cut out words, images, and fabric swatches, and to sketch their favorite wares and accessories to create a one-of-a-kind analog moodboard.

Every fashionista needs a place to keep track of the styles she loves. Pinterest meets old-school scrapbooking in this DIY style-board journal that inspires readers to cut out words, images, and fabric swatches, and to sketch their favorite wares and accessories to create a one-of-a-kind analog moodboard.

The Memory of an Elephant: An Unforgettable Journey

Sophie Strady

Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora, and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life's abundant details. Marcel is writing an ency... read more

Memory and meaning are at the heart of this oversized, content-rich picture book celebrating the life of Marcel, a soulful elephant. From the towering buildings outside his window and his recollected world travels, to the friends, flora, and fauna that flourish around him, Marcel finds significance in his surroundings and, most importantly, in life's abundant details. Marcel is writing an ency... read more

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