Katherine Duncombe

Katherine Duncombe - Editor

Saskatoon, SK

I am a Canadian editor trying to make it in the world. My goal is to be surrounded by wonderful books at all times.

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Overview

I’m a lover of literature and my goal in life is to surround myself with books of all kinds. Having a career as an editor allows me to do what I love every day: read and fix errors! I’m a resident of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and am currently on the executive of the Saskatchewan branch of the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC). I have four years editing experience and have successfully completed courses on editing, copy editing and proofreading out of Simon Fraser University. I am also undertaking a Publishing Certificate out of Ryerson University. My experience has taught me to be meticulous as well as detail-oriented, and because I am also skilled at managing my time, I have never missed a deadline to date.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Classics
Fantasy
Horror
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Science Fiction
Short Story
Thriller & Suspense
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Sports & Outdoors

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self Employed
September, 2010 – Present (over 10 years)

-Currently am the copy editor for the Motley Fool Canada.
Works as a freelance contractor for companies Unambiguous Edit and Elite Editing, for which I have completed copy edits of three novels.
-Did stylistic and copy editing for the non-fiction book Out-of-Bounds: A Century of Golf in Moose Jaw by independent author Ken Bradley in 2012.
-Did stylistic, substantive, and copy editing for the non-fiction book Oddly Entertaining: Life reflections from a sassy, “it’s possible” kind-of-girl in today’s complex world by independent author Joleen Klassen in 2013.
-Did final proofreading in 2013 of Souls Behind the Badge by Wayne Ryan, a non-fiction book published by Indie Ink Publishing.
-Has experience editing essays and theses.
-Has edited over 40 short stories.

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