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Katharine Hale

Katharine Hale - Editor

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Editor, writer, and avid reader.

Overview

Writer and editor seeking editing jobs. Experience includes substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Looking for more experience to round out my skills.
Genres:
Substantive: Memoir/Cookbook, Parenting, Young Adult/Historical Fiction, Self-Help, Health & Well-Being
Copy Editing: Mostly journalism but I've done copy editing in all works that I've edited or proofread
Proofreading: Self-Help, Children's, Gardening, Health/Cookbook

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Health & wellbeing Parenting & Families
Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editorial Intern

Ice Cube Press
September, 2016 – Present (over 1 year)

• Project Editor for the novel The Andersens of Eden (released 10/2017), completing substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading for the book.
• Sought endorsements and assisted with marketing strategies and scheduling readings.

Editorial Intern/Freelance Editor

Familius
July, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

• As intern: Substantive Editor on two books published in 2016 (52 Weeks of Cookies (3/2016) and From Teens to Tweens: The Parent’s Guide to Preparing Girls for Adolescence (6/2016)) and proofreader for five additional books (three children's books, a self-help book, and a gardening guide). As freelancer: Substantive/Developmental Editor of Fail Brilliantly: Exploding the Myths of Failure and Success (9/2017); substantive editor of Timmy’s Monster Diary (8/2017) and Debunking the Bump (forthcoming).
• As intern: Attended weekly training meetings electronically with supervisor and two other colleagues for training in various topics including substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, document tagging, document design, Chicago style, marketing, and international considerations
• Communicated electronically with authors and supervisor, and managed time zone differences to meet deadlines

Portfolio (5 selected works)

52 Weeks of Cookies: How One Mom Refused to Be Beaten by Her Son's Deployment

Maggie Mccreath

Single mother Maggie McCreath couldn't decide which was worse: the fact that her only son (not yet twenty-one) was off to war in Iraq for the second time or the fact that they had only five days to prepare. Even more frightening, she knew that he would be part of the Surge and, as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division of the Army, the tip of the spear. What she did not know what she couldn't even... read more

Single mother Maggie McCreath couldn't decide which was worse: the fact that her only son (not yet twenty-one) was off to war in Iraq for the second time or the fact that they had only five days to prepare. Even more frightening, she knew that he would be part of the Surge and, as a paratrooper in the 82nd Division of the Army, the tip of the spear. What she did not know what she couldn't even... read more

From Tweens to Teens: The Parents' Guide to Preparing Girls for Adolescence

Maria Clark Fleshood

All parents want their daughters to become confident, happy, self-­sufficient women, but the turbulent years of early adolescence can be difficult to navigate. From Tweens to Teens invites parents to rethink how they prepare their daughters to face these difficult developmental years. In this groundbreaking guide, psychotherapist and educator Maria Clark Fleshood encourages parents to revive g... read more

All parents want their daughters to become confident, happy, self-­sufficient women, but the turbulent years of early adolescence can be difficult to navigate. From Tweens to Teens invites parents to rethink how they prepare their daughters to face these difficult developmental years. In this groundbreaking guide, psychotherapist and educator Maria Clark Fleshood encourages parents to revive g... read more

Fail Brilliantly

DCA Shelley Davidow, PhD Paul Williams

We all spend much of our lives trying to cope with failure; sometimes we try to assign value to it, but failure looms as a debilitating concept in millions of lives, affecting children and adults alike. Fail Brilliantly proposes a radical shift: erase the word and concept of failure from the realms of education and human endeavors. Replace it with new words and concepts. This shift in position... read more

We all spend much of our lives trying to cope with failure; sometimes we try to assign value to it, but failure looms as a debilitating concept in millions of lives, affecting children and adults alike. Fail Brilliantly proposes a radical shift: erase the word and concept of failure from the realms of education and human endeavors. Replace it with new words and concepts. This shift in position... read more

Timmy's Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (But I Tame It, Big Time): St4 Mindfulness Book for Kids

Raun Melmed, Annette Sexton

Meet Timmy, a lovable monster who can't get enough of the coolest gadgets and video games. Too bad he doesn't realize how much time he spends each day in front of a screen. In the same humorous spirit of Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes Timmy's Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (St4 Mindfulness Book for Kids). Using the time-telling and ST4 techniques developed by Dr. Raun Melmed of the Melmed Cente... read more

Meet Timmy, a lovable monster who can't get enough of the coolest gadgets and video games. Too bad he doesn't realize how much time he spends each day in front of a screen. In the same humorous spirit of Diary of a Wimpy Kid comes Timmy's Monster Diary: Screen Time Stress (St4 Mindfulness Book for Kids). Using the time-telling and ST4 techniques developed by Dr. Raun Melmed of the Melmed Cente... read more

The Andersens of Eden: The Story of an Iowa Family During World War 2

Ethel Barker

For the Andersen family, life on the family farm near the small Iowa town of Eden was like its namesake - paradise. They happily accepted a life of hard work and a marginal income. Living simply, they were grateful for what they had. Their joy in life grew from their faith, wholesome farm life, a strong work ethic, treasured traditions, and love for each other. On December 7, 1941, when the Ja... read more

For the Andersen family, life on the family farm near the small Iowa town of Eden was like its namesake - paradise. They happily accepted a life of hard work and a marginal income. Living simply, they were grateful for what they had. Their joy in life grew from their faith, wholesome farm life, a strong work ethic, treasured traditions, and love for each other. On December 7, 1941, when the Ja... read more

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