Katelyn Turner

Katelyn Turner – Editor

Professional editor here to help with all of your non-fiction copyediting needs, from trade to textbooks and everything in between.


I am a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder. I have a BA degree in English literature and a BS degree in journalism. Since graduating, I have worked as an assistant editor at Rowman & Littlefield. I work on a range of non-fiction books with an academic bent, from trade books to college textbooks. My senior editor and I specialize in geography, world and international history, and area studies (especially Latin America, Asia, and Russia). My job responsibilities involve overlooking the entire process of the book's life from a draft manuscript up until it publishes; I send books out for peer review, format manuscripts, create art logs, submit cover design requests, and act as the main contact for authors throughout the entire process.

I also freelance copyedit for Waveland Press, a textbook publisher. I have edited several manuscripts for them on a range of topics. It is a very different task from my job at Rowman & Littlefield, and I love that I am able to work on books in two varying capacities.

I look forward to copyediting books through Reedsy, within a range of genres and topics.


"With. . . Katelyn, we always received most efficient and informed assistance with each aspect of the entire work."
—Dorothy J. Solinger, Polarized Cities

"I also want to express gratitude to. . . Katelyn for [her] expert guidance in introducing me to the rigorous process of turning a manuscript into this handsome volume."
—John D. Caldwell, Anatomy of Victory

"Katelyn, always helpful and pleasant in assisting us, was responsible for preparing the manuscript for production."
—Andrew A. Dzurik, Tara Shenoy Kulkarni, and Bonnie Kranzer Boland, Water Resources Planning

"Katelyn. . . went above and beyond in turning my manuscript into an actual book."
—Jeremy Youde, Globalization and Health

"Katelyn at Rowman patiently guided us as we prepared the manuscript."
—Carol Damian, Michael J. LaRosa, and Steve Stein, Immigration in the Visual Art of Nicario Jimenez Quispe

Biographies & Memoirs Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference History Travel
English (US)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduation with distinction
  • Certificate in Publishing
  • BA in English Literature
  • BS in Journalism

Work experience

Waveland Press

Jun, 2018 — Present

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Sep, 2017 — Present

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