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Katharine Moore

Katharine Moore - Editor

Oakland, CA

Fast and meticulous project editor, copy editor, and proofreader, with a focus on lifestyle, travel, and educational writing.

Overview

I'm interested in using words to make change, to help people find their voice, and to engage and delight readers. To that end, I write and edit stories, books, web content, scholarly articles, and any and all other legible media. I'm an omnivorous reader, an insatiable traveler, and an urbanite who feels most at home somewhere green.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Nature Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Travel

Work experience

Acquisitions Editor, International Relations and Area Studies

Westview Press

September, 2015 – Present (about 1 year)

I acquire and develop new college textbooks in the fields of international relations and area studies for Westview Press, an imprint of Perseus Books Group. I also work closely with authors to plan and edit revisions of their books.

Communications Project Editor

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

March, 2015 – September, 2015 (6 months)

I edited and coordinated the production of CCC's communications materials, including blog posts, web pages, flyers, catalogs, brochures, and more. I worked closely with the Communications department and our design team to make sure our projects met the needs of our sales representatives, educational consultants, and readers.

Production Editor

Center for the Collaborative Classroom

July, 2014 – March, 2015 (8 months)

I edited and managed the production of a literacy curriculum for primary school educators. I also worked on the development of a fully digital version of the curriculum for web, iOS, and Android, and developed interactive whiteboard activities and printable teacher resources.

Production Editor

American Thoracic Society

July, 2012 – July, 2014 (about 2 years)

Production editor for the American Thoracic Society, a nonprofit medical organization that publishes three scholarly journals. I oversaw the successful redesign and relaunch of one of the ATS journals. I managed peer review, communicated with authors, copy edited journal issues, and coordinated podcasts and web features for the journal. I worked on the redesign of the ATS Journals website and iOS app, and made improvements to the ATS Journals’ online presence.

Assistant Editor

Weldon Owen Publishing

July, 2009 – February, 2012 (over 2 years)

Editor for Weldon Owen Publishing, a publisher and packager specializing in beautiful, highly illustrated reference titles. Oversaw the day-to-day editorial management of two to five book projects at a time, supervising freelancers and working directly with graphic designers. Acted as the primary editorial coordinator and developer contact for family reference ebook projects and the production of a book-based iPhone app. Participated in the origination of book concepts, executed market research, and developed sales and marketing materials designed to promote those concepts. Copy edited, proofread, and wrote original content for children’s and family reference titles.

Editor and Writer

Freelance

January, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

I copy edit and proofread books, web content, and other media for clients including Simon & Schuster, Weldon Owen Inc., Inspirock (a travel website), and AIRINC. In the past, I've edited and posted monthly e-mail newsletters and articles for Media Impact Funders (2009–2012) and written press releases for original fiction and nonfiction titles for W. W. Norton & Co. (2006–2008).

Portfolio (13 selected works)

FYI (Popular Science): 229 Curious Questions Answered by the World's Smartest People

The Editors of Popular Science

Hundreds of weird, wacky, and unexpected science questions answered by experts from around the world.Just how old is dirt, really? Are men or women more likely to be hit by lightning? What do whales sing about? Why don’t we have our jetpacks or flying cars yet? If I had to, could I survive on cat food alone? ...and 224 more curious questions answered by the world's smartest people! Ever wonder... read more

Hundreds of weird, wacky, and unexpected science questions answered by experts from around the world.Just how old is dirt, really? Are men or women more likely to be hit by lightning? What do whales sing about? Why don’t we have our jetpacks or flying cars yet? If I had to, could I survive on cat food alone? ...and 224 more curious questions answered by the world's smartest people! Ever wonder... read more

Show Dad How (Parenting Magazine): The Brand-New Dad's Guide to Baby's First Year

Shawn Bean

Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby’s first year.For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 a... read more

Help any new or expecting father become the coolest, smartest, and most prepared dad around with Show Dad How, a fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to everything a dad needs to know from conception through baby’s first year.For dads who are excited to be involved with their new baby, but might not quite know where to start, Show Dad How is an ideal resource. From practical to playful, 156 a... read more

The Happiest Mom (Parenting Magazine): 10 Secrets to Enjoying Motherhood

Meagan Francis

You can be a great parent while still enjoying yourself. From the experts at Parenting magazine and popular mommy blogger Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom brings the latest happiness research--and the experience of a mother of five--to moms who want to make parenting a little more joyful. With its straightforward humor, honesty, and insight, The Happiest Mom is a must-have for both new and vet... read more

You can be a great parent while still enjoying yourself. From the experts at Parenting magazine and popular mommy blogger Meagan Francis, The Happiest Mom brings the latest happiness research--and the experience of a mother of five--to moms who want to make parenting a little more joyful. With its straightforward humor, honesty, and insight, The Happiest Mom is a must-have for both new and vet... read more

The Big Book of Hacks: 264 Amazing DIY Tech Projects

Doug Cantor

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine.Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games ... read more

Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to hack! From a tiny theremin to a watermelon keg, from an automatic cat feeder to a glowing mousepad, the ingenious and hilarious projects in The Big Book of Hacks are perfect for aspiring makers. And it's all brought to you by the DIY masters at Popular Science magazine.Four comprehensive chapters help you create megafun games ... read more

Ultimate Star Wars

Ryder Windham, Adam Bray, Daniel Wallace, Tricia Barr

Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and ol... read more

Become an expert on the Star Wars galaxy!Ultimate Star Wars® is an in-depth visual feast exploring the characters and storylines from the Star Wars galaxy. This is a beautifully illustrated guide that is structured chronologically and packed full of information about key characters and storylines from the Star Wars movie saga, The Clone Wars, and Rebels™. Ultimate Star Wars will get new and ol... read more

Nail Candy: 50+ Ideas for Totally Cool Nails

Donne and Ginny Geer

From tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy ’dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures—without a trip to the salon.Nail Candy is a breath of fresh air for nail-art enthusiasts—it’s sassy, fun, and full of DIY nail art tutorials that anyone can do. It contains more than 50 ideas prese... read more

From tough leather-and-spike looks to sweet and simple polka dots, from hilarious comic-book nails to far-out galaxy ’dos, this book will teach anyone how to give themselves truly creative manicures—without a trip to the salon.Nail Candy is a breath of fresh air for nail-art enthusiasts—it’s sassy, fun, and full of DIY nail art tutorials that anyone can do. It contains more than 50 ideas prese... read more

Exploralab

The Exploratorium

Let science blow your mind with the Exploratorium!Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping wonder—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world’s most beloved an... read more

Let science blow your mind with the Exploratorium!Take a good look around: The ho-hum spots you inhabit every day are actually secret laboratories full of fascinating and eye-popping wonder—from the instant you wake up to the time you nod off at night! Discover these awe-inspiring scientific playgrounds with Exploralab—the hands-on, action-packed activity guide from the world’s most beloved an... read more

How to Photograph Everything (Popular Photography): 500 Beautiful Photos and the Skills You Need to Take Them

The Editors of Popular Photography

The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to happen. How to Shoot Everything shows you how to approach thrilling subjects and get the picture-perfect shot you’re after.The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to be captured—from soaring views of architecture to photos of nature’s many splendors, from meaningful portraits of loved ones to exhilarating, gravity-defying... read more

The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to happen. How to Shoot Everything shows you how to approach thrilling subjects and get the picture-perfect shot you’re after.The world is full of breathtaking images, just waiting to be captured—from soaring views of architecture to photos of nature’s many splendors, from meaningful portraits of loved ones to exhilarating, gravity-defying... read more

The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects

Chris Hackett

Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the to... read more

Makers, get ready. This is your ultimate, must-have, tip-packed guide for taking your DIY projects to the next level—from basic wood- and metalworking skills to plugged-in fun with power tools, from cutting-edge electronics play to 3-D printing wizardry. Join Chris Hackett, Popular Science intrepid DIY columnist and star of the Science Channel’s Stuck with Hackett , on a rummage through the to... read more

This Happened to Me!: A Graphic Collection of True Adventure Tales

Andrew McKean

What’s the most hair-raising outdoor adventure you can imagine? Being mauled by a bear? Chased by a gator? Engulfed in a deadly fireball? Well, Outdoor Life’s readers have experienced all of this and more...and lived to tell the tale. In the 100+ thrilling tales within, real-life hunters, fishermen, hikers, and axe-wielding housewives take on the worst that nature has to offer--and triumph. Am... read more

What’s the most hair-raising outdoor adventure you can imagine? Being mauled by a bear? Chased by a gator? Engulfed in a deadly fireball? Well, Outdoor Life’s readers have experienced all of this and more...and lived to tell the tale. In the 100+ thrilling tales within, real-life hunters, fishermen, hikers, and axe-wielding housewives take on the worst that nature has to offer--and triumph. Am... read more

The Wild Chef

Jonathan Miles

Field & Stream magazine’s Jonathan Miles brings us from field to table with the best recipes, techniques, and tools from his hugely popular column, along with new content for every wild game fan and budding hunter-chef. Learn how to butcher and braise, forage and flavor, and cook the best food your campsite or home kitchen has ever seen.A wild game cookbook for every hunter—from the aspiring c... read more

Field & Stream magazine’s Jonathan Miles brings us from field to table with the best recipes, techniques, and tools from his hugely popular column, along with new content for every wild game fan and budding hunter-chef. Learn how to butcher and braise, forage and flavor, and cook the best food your campsite or home kitchen has ever seen.A wild game cookbook for every hunter—from the aspiring c... read more

How to Feed Yourself: Recipes for Real Life from a Young & Hungry Foodie

Becky Duffett

Feeding yourself is a basic life skill, but it's also a pleasure. Whether you're a recent grad, a twenty-something, or just a novice in the kitchen, with this book, you've got what it takes to whip up something delicious, tonight. Here's your collection of great go-to recipes, no expensive ingredients or fancy equipment required. Choose from more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, filled with com... read more

Feeding yourself is a basic life skill, but it's also a pleasure. Whether you're a recent grad, a twenty-something, or just a novice in the kitchen, with this book, you've got what it takes to whip up something delicious, tonight. Here's your collection of great go-to recipes, no expensive ingredients or fancy equipment required. Choose from more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, filled with com... read more

How to Survive Anything: From Animal Attacks to the End of the World (and everything in between)

The Editors of Outdoor Life, Tim MacWelch

When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This... read more

When the tornado strikes, when the solar flares blaze, when the zombies rise . . . what are you going to do? So many possible disasters, so little time to prepare. The end could be coming any day now, and you’ve got to be ready for the everyday threats such as an earthquake or hurricane, as well as those “well I didn’t see that coming” eventualities like a meteor strike or a killer virus. This... read more

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