Katharine Maller

Katharine Maller - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Copyeditor and proofreader with 10 years of magazine and book publishing experience.

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If you need a craft book editor or proofreader, I'm here for you! I honed my editing skills at Vogue Knitting Magazine and Dover Publications, and have offered translation and proofreading services since 2018.

My other areas of editorial expertise include architecture, design, and LGBTQ/queer studies.
English (US)
DIY & Crafts
Fashion & Textiles
Humanities & Social Sciences
LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editing & Translation

January, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

● Translate craft books from German into English for Dover Publications. Develop style guides and liaise with
authors and editors on queries.
● Proofread and cold-read craft books for Dover Publications.
● Copyedit and proofread book proposals for clarity and consistency.

Acquisitions Editor: Architecture

Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
September, 2016 – December, 2017 (about 1 year)

● Researched and solicited book proposals from academics in Architecture, Design, and Historic Conservation.
● Negotiated and wrote contracts for books culminating in $1.4 million in projected revenue.
● Wrote back cover and catalog copy for forthcoming titles.
● Targeted marketing opportunities for both new books and backlist titles.


Dover Publications
August, 2013 – July, 2015 (almost 2 years)

● Researched subjects of interest for publication; primary genres included literature, cooking, and crafts.
● Copyedited and proofread forewords, introductions, jacket copy, and other new additions to books.
● Managed project flow and worked with other departments to maintain deadlines.
● Proofed second-pass manuscripts and page proofs.

Assistant Editor

SoHo Publishing
December, 2012 – August, 2013 (8 months)

● Wrote columns, book reviews, and product reviews for Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines.
● Wrote copy for the “KnitNews” monthly email newsletter and promotional/marketing emails.
● Proofread articles for Vogue Knitting and KnitSimple magazines.

Editorial Assistant

SoHo Publishing
March, 2012 – December, 2012 (9 months)

● Sourced materials, wrote copy for, tech edited, and proofread patterns for 60 knitting and crochet booklets.

Portfolio (15 selected works)

Making Christmas Bright with Papercrafts: More Than 40 Festive Projects!

Hornecke, Alice, Meißner, Dominik, Seyffert, Sabine

The Price of Salt

Highsmith, Patricia

Fashion Is Spinach: How to Beat the Fashion Racket

Hawes, Elizabeth, Gregory, Alice

Structure for Architects: A Primer

Dabby, Ramsey, Bedi, Ashwani

Katharine has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Grace McIntyre
Katharine is a very kind and helpful person. She was able to provide all of the information that I was looking for, and gave lots of great feedback that I have implemented into my writing. She is very open to help and very knowledgeable about different types of writing. I would certainly recommend her!

Grace McIntyre, September 2021

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