Kathie-Jo Arnoff

Kathie-Jo Arnoff - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, USA

If you're a first-time book author who needs some hand-holding, I can guide the way to success with expert advice and precision editing.

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I'm a seasoned book editor with experience in nonfiction, particularly in the areas of education, finance, and computer software. My specialty is guiding first-time authors through their first book project, from the book proposal through production.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Finance & Accounting
Publishing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Technology

Certifications

  • Instructional design

Work experience

Director of Publications

Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
October, 2002 – Present (about 17 years)

Direct Society’s publications program, including staff of editors, art director, and instructional designer, to produce three quarterlies—two scholarly journals and one newsletter—and a variety of other association materials, online courses, and books. Negotiated key partnerships that led to greater exposure and revenues.

Senior Editor, Product Development

BYSIS Education Services
April, 1997 – September, 2002 (over 5 years)

Served as charge editor for line of self-study courses on property-casualty insurance topics, as well as courses on life/health insurance, financial planning, and securities. Authored and edited material for both text-based and online delivery. Played instrumental role in the development of the company’s first online courses using Drumbeat 2000 and the conversion of the company’s entire library to Internet-based format. Author of Principles of Asset Management, Team Skills, and Medical Claims Illustrated Handbook. Assumed responsibility for each project from inception through production.

Title Manager

Macmillan Computer Publishing
April, 1985 – April, 1997 (about 12 years)

Started as copy editor for this major publisher of personal computer trade books. Was promoted steadily to production editor, developmental editor, product development specialist, senior product development specialist, and then to title manager. As title manager, introduced new topic ideas to the Editorial Board, acquired authors, developed manuscripts (from 400–1,200 published pages), and oversaw book projects. Worked closely with Acquisitions, Marketing, Editorial, and Production departments, as well as with authors, software developers, and technical editors. Personally developed and wrote some texts. Author of bestselling WordPerfect 5.1 QuickStart. All phases of publishing were electronic, from writing through desktop publishing.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Reframing the Curriculum: Design for Social Justice and Sustainability (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Susan Santone

Reframing the Curriculum is a practical, hands-on guide to weaving the concepts of healthy communities, democratic societies, and social justice into academic disciplines. Developed for future and practicing teachers, this volume is perfect for teacher education courses in instructional design, social foundations, and general education, as well as for study in professional learning communities... read more

Reframing the Curriculum is a practical, hands-on guide to weaving the concepts of healthy communities, democratic societies, and social justice into academic disciplines. Developed for future and practicing teachers, this volume is perfect for teacher education courses in instructional design, social foundations, and general education, as well as for study in professional learning communities... read more

The Power of Teacher Leaders: Their Roles, Influence, and Impact (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build orga... read more

Co-published with Kappa Delta Pi, The Power of Teacher Leaders provides a comprehensive resource for understanding the ways that teacher leaders foster positive change in their schools. Distinct from school administrators, teacher leaders are professionals who remain in the classroom and use their specialized knowledge and skills to improve student achievement, influence others, and build orga... read more

Star Teachers of Children in Poverty (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Martin Haberman, Maureen D. Gillette, Djanna A. Hill

In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on t... read more

In his groundbreaking work, Martin Haberman identified key dispositions of "star" teachers that help them work successfully with students in poverty. More than two decades later, Maureen D. Gillette and Djanna A. Hill build on Haberman’s seminal work, considering contemporary issues such as social justice, technology, and the political environment, and moving beyond the classroom to focus on t... read more

Education Policy Perils (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Education Policy Perils provides educators and those interested in the future of public education with research-based and practical analyses of some of the foremost issues facing public schools today. The collection, written by experienced scholar-practitioners, offers insights that include nuanced descriptions of various challenges facing educators and recommendations for overcoming them with... read more

Education Policy Perils provides educators and those interested in the future of public education with research-based and practical analyses of some of the foremost issues facing public schools today. The collection, written by experienced scholar-practitioners, offers insights that include nuanced descriptions of various challenges facing educators and recommendations for overcoming them with... read more

The ABC's of Classroom Management: An A-Z Sampler for Designing Your Learning Community

Pamela A. Kramer Ertel, Madeline Kovarik

Co-published with Kappa Delta PiThe ABCs of Classroom Management equips teachers with a repertoire of expert strategies to develop classroom expectations and manage student behaviors. The second edition of this practical, alphabetical guide includes expansions on time-honored topics such as relationship building, communication, discipline, and behavior management, with the addition of new topi... read more

Co-published with Kappa Delta PiThe ABCs of Classroom Management equips teachers with a repertoire of expert strategies to develop classroom expectations and manage student behaviors. The second edition of this practical, alphabetical guide includes expansions on time-honored topics such as relationship building, communication, discipline, and behavior management, with the addition of new topi... read more

Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today's Classrooms (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom offers an inspiring introduction to one of the most seminal figures in the field of education. In this collection of essays, contemporary authors consider their favorite quotations from John Dewey’s bountiful works and share how Dewey has impacted their teaching practices. Responses are organized around the themes introduced in the first editi... read more

Experiencing Dewey: Insights for Today’s Classroom offers an inspiring introduction to one of the most seminal figures in the field of education. In this collection of essays, contemporary authors consider their favorite quotations from John Dewey’s bountiful works and share how Dewey has impacted their teaching practices. Responses are organized around the themes introduced in the first editi... read more

Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability (Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications)

Carol A. Mullen

Published with Kappa Delta Pi, Creativity and Education in China takes readers on a journey through research-supported ideas and practical examples of creative and innovative schooling within a changing regime. Analyzing the consequences of exam-centric accountability on the creative and critical capacities of Chinese students, author Carol A. Mullen’s dynamic portrait of a country serves as b... read more

Published with Kappa Delta Pi, Creativity and Education in China takes readers on a journey through research-supported ideas and practical examples of creative and innovative schooling within a changing regime. Analyzing the consequences of exam-centric accountability on the creative and critical capacities of Chinese students, author Carol A. Mullen’s dynamic portrait of a country serves as b... read more

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Tiffany Prince
Kathie-Jo provided excellent advise on making my book read better. Her attention to detail in the grammar, sentence structure and spelling were top notch! I would use her again for my next book and would recommend her to others for their editing needs. She provides excellent value for her services.

Tiffany Prince, May 2019


Skyler King
Kathie-Jo was more than helpful with my project! Her review style made the process extremely easy and she completed the project on time and with great efficiency. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for an editor.

Skyler King, April 2019

Kathie-Jo Arnoff
I really enjoyed working with Skyler. His writing style is very inviting, and his ideas are innovative and well-presented. His prompt responses to my queries made my job easier and pleasant.

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Ronnie Kinsey
Kathie-Jo helped me immensely. I am a first-time author and had no idea what I was doing but throughout the entire editing process, she always kept in touch with me, answered all my questions (which were almost non-stop) and gave me top quality help. So thankful for her and would recommend her without a doubt!

Ronnie Kinsey, March 2019

Kathie-Jo Arnoff
Ronnie was a terrific collaborator--really great to work with. I also greatly enjoyed his book. I even put some of his advice into practice already!

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