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Kathleen Moore

Kathleen Moore - Editor

Southern California

I edit and proofread technical, science, reference, and fiction. I bring a bit of grit and a lot of polish to your projects. You shine!

Overview

My love of science, words, and literature led to a career in technical and scientific writing, editing, and proofreading. Later I added fiction and reference work. I believe in a diagnostic and collaborative approach in editing projects to find flaws and opportunities, explain them, and leave you empowered to do your best work.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Comics (non fiction) Computers & Internet DIY & Crafts Education & Reference Engineering Health & wellbeing History LGBTQ (non fiction) Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Parenting & Families Psychology Sex & Relationships Technology

Awards

  • Society for Technical Communications: Excellence Award for Online Help

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader

Moore Clarity Communication Services

October, 2011 – Present (over 5 years)

Proofreading and editing of various works, including fiction and non-fiction books and numerous articles for the Oxford University Press Bibliographies Online (http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/).

Senior Scientific Writer/Editor

Reaction Design

February, 2008 – Present (almost 9 years)

For engineering simulation software: create manuals in association with subject matter experts; edit journal papers and consortium reports. Books produced include Theory, User, API, Visualizing, Getting Started, Tutorials, Quick Start, Analysis, Installation.

Scientific/Technical Writer

Accelrys

March, 1994 – December, 2005 (almost 12 years)

For molecular modeling and computational chemistry software in life and materials sciences: write documentation, coordinate assistance projects, design Help systems, create and edit marketing materials, manage a group of writers. Books produced included Theory, Administrator, Programmer, User, Quick Start manuals.

Technical Writer/Editor

Retix

April, 1989 – February, 1994 (almost 5 years)

For standards-based (Open Source Interconnection) communications software: write and publish documentation for end users and third parties.

Assistant to Dean, staff positions

University of Minnesota

June, 1983 – March, 1987 (over 3 years)

Several staff positions at the University of Minnesota that involved producing and revising communications and publications for faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Work included academic administrative reports, meeting summaries, conference reports, alumni communications, course bulletins and listings, newsletters, fundraising. Offices included College of Biological Sciences; Biological Process Technology Institute; Continuing Education; U of M Foundation.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any (Second Edition)

Erik Wecks

COMPLETELY UPDATED APRIL 2015! Unlike many personal finance books, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any was specifically written for Americans who struggle to make it on a monthly basis. It provides a respectful, no-nonsense look at the difficult realities of our modern economy, along with an easy to follow path toward better financial stability that will give hope to even the most... read more

COMPLETELY UPDATED APRIL 2015! Unlike many personal finance books, How to Manage Your Money When You Don't Have Any was specifically written for Americans who struggle to make it on a monthly basis. It provides a respectful, no-nonsense look at the difficult realities of our modern economy, along with an easy to follow path toward better financial stability that will give hope to even the most... read more

The Lost Elements: The Periodic Table's Shadow Side

Marco Fontani, Mariagrazia Costa, Mary Virginia Orna

The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did the elements need rearranging, but that the perio... read more

The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did the elements need rearranging, but that the perio... read more

Phoenix Inheritance (The Phoenix Institute)

Corrina Lawson

To save their son, they might have to sacrifice their love—and their lives.Phoenix Institute, Book 4Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alone with his autism-fue... read more

To save their son, they might have to sacrifice their love—and their lives.Phoenix Institute, Book 4Ex-Navy SEAL Daz Montoya and rescue dog handler Renee Black have made a career out of saving people. But when their whirlwind affair resulted in pregnancy, Daz’s verbal fumble tore their budding relationship apart.It’s been a tough eight years for Renee, raising Charlie alone with his autism-fue... read more

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