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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 (WIP), Cookbook (WIP), Self-Help (WIP)
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 Parenting & Families
Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editorial Intern

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

• Currently acting as substantive editor for "The Andersens of Eden," a young adult historical fiction novel set for release in October 2017

Editorial Intern/Freelance Editor

Familius
July, 2015 – Present (over 2 years)

• Substantive Editor on two books for publication in 2016 (52 Weeks of Cookies (publication date 3/8/16) and From Teens to Tweens: The Parent’s Guide to Preparing Girls for Adolescence (publication date 6/7/16)) and proofreader for five additional books (3 children's books, a self-help book, and a gardening guide)
• 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
• Currently substantive editor for a forthcoming self-help book and forthcoming cookbook

Portfolio (2 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

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