Katelyn Turner

Katelyn Turner - Editor

Boulder, CO, USA

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

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

"Katelyn Turner 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

English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Education & Reference


  • Certificate in Publishing
  • BA in English Literature
  • BS in Journalism


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Graduation with distinction

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor

Waveland Press
June, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

Assistant Editor

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
September, 2017 – Present (over 5 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Water Resources Planning: Fundamentals for an Integrated Framework

Dzurik, Andrew A., Kulkarni, Tara Shenoy, Kranzer Boland, Bonnie

Globalization and Health

Youde Dean of the College of Liberal Arts University of Minnesota Duluth USA, Jeremy

Immigration in the Visual Art of Nicario Jiménez Quispe

Damian, Carol, LaRosa, Michael J., Stein, Steve, Fromm, Annette

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