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.

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Overview

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.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Fashion & Textiles
Health & Wellbeing
Parenting & Families

Certifications

  • 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.

Intern

Kidsbooks
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

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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

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