Katharine Smith

Katharine Smith - Editor

Aurora, IL, USA

Editor with 4 years experience in Family and Consumer Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences. Previous experience in children's books.

Request a quote
Verified identity


My career as a writer/editor started at an online magazine company where I worked on topics such as cooking, recipes, and parenting. After my stint at that company, I moved on to intern at a children's book publisher, Kidsbooks. While at Kidsbooks, I provided feedback to prospective authors looking to pitch to the company, as well as worked as a writer and editor on several of their titles.

Once my time at Kidsbooks was over, I moved on to my current company where I edit Career and Technical Education textbooks. Throughout my time at Goodheart-Willcox, I have worked on a variety of topics, including computers, business, interior design, teaching, interpersonal skills, and fashion. I provide guidance to our author/content experts in how to make their products engaging to their future audience, while fact checking and indexing.

I'm a nerd for all topics and love to learn and expand my knowledge base. I have experience working with both new and veteran authors, so all are welcome. I promise to make working with me as painless as possible, while providing a detailed editing experience.
English (US)
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Fashion & Textiles
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families


  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Work experience

Associate Editor

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher
January, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

I started as an editor in the Business, Career, and Computing editorial department. While there, I worked on a variety of titles covering soft skills, marketing, entrepreneurship, and computers. I transferred to the Family and Consumer Sciences department after 2 years. Currently, I work on projects ranging from nutrition to interpersonal relationships to teaching.


March, 2017 – September, 2017 (6 months)

I sorted through submissions from potential authors to find those that best fit the company's mission. I also helped write and edit several texts.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Soft Skills for the Workplace

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

Principles of Management

Dansby, Robert L., Sovak, Karel

Housing and Interior Design

Lazok, Claudia D., Lewis Ed.D., Evelyn L.

Study Skills

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

Katharine has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Michael St Lawerence
Katharine was great ... very quick and responsive. Hit all deadlines and did quality work and was a pleasure to work with. Will definitely work with her on future projects!!

Michael St Lawerence, June 2022

Explore the Reedsy Community

Reedsy is a community of top publishing professionals. Join Reedsy today to browse 1000+ profiles.

Melissa Kirk

I'm your partner in book publishing success, specializing in psychology, health, and wellness books and other content.

Richmond, CA, USA

Michelle Horn

Michelle offers copyediting and developmental editing for indie authors in general fiction, historical fiction, and health and wellness.

To view 1,000+ more profiles, Join Reedsy