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Kathryn Galan

Kathryn Galan - Editor

Santa Monica, CA, United States

Editor, copy editor, proofreader, file formatter, self-pub navigator, writer's partner, word nerd. Lots of experience, many passions.

Overview

I'm a writer, editor, copy editor, and proofreader who has done freelance work for five years through my company, Wynnpix Productions, and edited or proofed over 60 books for the late, great Booktrope Publishing (fiction--women's, literary, paranormal, YA, sci fi, satire, horror-thriller; essays; story anthologies; and non-fiction). I also do ghostwriting and copy writing, and I'm skilled at formatting and assisting authors of all sorts self-publish on paperback and ebook platforms around the world. I specialize in working with artists, experts, and authors who have unique stories to tell and messages to share, particularly in the areas of health and wellness, business and non-profit management, self-actualization and spirituality, film and media, fiction, and all aspects of arts and culture.

I write YA/MG under a pseudonym and also publish adult fiction short stories available on Amazon and from my website, Links to some of my books and clients are also included on my homepage.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction Inspirational LGBTQ Literature Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editor, proofreader

Booktrope

April, 2015 – June, 2016 (about 1 year)

Edited, copy edited, and/or proofed over sixty books for late Seattle publisher Booktrope. Primarily fiction in genres women's fiction, romance, fantasy, YA, short stories, horror/thriller, and paranormal. However, also edited numerous non-fiction books including humor anthologies, writing guides, business and non-profit books, and inspirational personal-development/self-help.

Editor, Copy editor, ePublisher, formatter

Kathryn Galan is self-employed

January, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

Ghostwriting and story strategies
Developmental and copy editing
Formatting for multiple platforms
ePublishing books by artists, coaches, experts, arts and financial professionals
Fiction and non-fiction

Executive Director

NALIP

June, 2001 – May, 2012 (almost 11 years)

■ Managed the staffing, fundraising, program development and day-to-day management of national non-profit arts service organization, 10-1/2 years
■ Oversaw programs and conference coordination
■ Branding, social media, online marketing and publicity
■ Led membership services emphasizing professional talent development of writers, directors, producers, new media makers of film, television, documentary, and multi-platform content
■ Raised foundation, grant, government, corporate and private funds to sustain the organization, its overhead and programs – over $1.1 million/year
■ Supervised audit, organizational accounting and all financial reporting to philanthropic sources, government agencies, and Board
■ Programmed ten Annual National Conferences, which bring together the field of Latino/a makers, funders and mainstream executives
■ Created and supervised Latino Media Market™, a professional meeting series
■ Created and supervised national Latino Writers Lab™, a competitive professional writing program that develops and mentors narrative writer
■ Created and supervised Latino Producers Academy™, a competitive producer/director program for mid-career narrative and documentary professionals to advance skills and projects
■ Created and supervised Latino Artist Mentoring Program™, a year-long artist support project
■ Supervised and published Latino Media Resource Guide™, a comprehensive online resource and artist directory
■ Provided 4-8 regional professional development workshops annually including “Doing your Doc” program to support professional creative media skills
■ Managed community communications including publication of bi-weekly eNewsletter Latinos in the Industry to 10,000 subscribers, plus calendar and funding opportunities
■ Created NALIP visibility on YouTube, Facebook, and Latino social media community at
■ Represented the organization in the national Latino media landscape

Portfolio (10 selected works)

A Faerie Tale: The Enchanted (A Faerie Tale Series Book 1)

Genevra Thorne

Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It’s said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and obl... read more

Prince Gabriel of Rhyddon is the reluctant heir to the faerie kingdom of Eilithia. It’s said that there is nothing more beautiful than Eilithia and the Tylwyth Teg faeries that live there. Gabriel would disagree. Since being enchanted by the seductive temptress Aneira, a powerful witch who spoke his name four years ago, he has not seen the beauty in anything. Imprisoned by indifference and obl... read more

A Faerie Tale: The Beloved (A Faerie Tale Series Book 2)

Genevra Thorne

Lord Ashton of Aethyria is enticement, seduction, temptation–born with the power to strip even the most modest woman of her gown, her will, and her virtue. With the glamour of being born a half Daoine Sidhe faerie comes the sad fate that once a woman has gazed into Ash’s eyes, she forever loses the ability to see anything other than his ravishing beauty, and can certainly never glimpse into hi... read more

Lord Ashton of Aethyria is enticement, seduction, temptation–born with the power to strip even the most modest woman of her gown, her will, and her virtue. With the glamour of being born a half Daoine Sidhe faerie comes the sad fate that once a woman has gazed into Ash’s eyes, she forever loses the ability to see anything other than his ravishing beauty, and can certainly never glimpse into hi... read more

Who Left the Cork Out of My Lunch?: Middle Age, Modern Marriage & Other Complications

Vikki Claflin

Are you a woman who has ever looked in the mirror and thought, “How did my mother get in my bathroom?” Have you gone through years of night sweats and seismic mood swings, leaving you with a metabolism that forces you to choose between wine and carbs (so you haven’t had a bagel in eight years)? Did you wake up one morning in someone else's body? Then you will love this book. If you ever made a... read more

Are you a woman who has ever looked in the mirror and thought, “How did my mother get in my bathroom?” Have you gone through years of night sweats and seismic mood swings, leaving you with a metabolism that forces you to choose between wine and carbs (so you haven’t had a bagel in eight years)? Did you wake up one morning in someone else's body? Then you will love this book. If you ever made a... read more

The Carnival Keepers

Amber Gulley

It's 1879, and James, a time-wasting escapist, is trying to win a bet. His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father's prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic. But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows' Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting to pounce and lead hi... read more

It's 1879, and James, a time-wasting escapist, is trying to win a bet. His challenges include purchasing a lighthouse, hosting a séance, and spending the night with his father's prize-winning stallion in a notoriously haunted attic. But the Carnival is in town for the All Hallows' Eve celebrations, and the London fog has other ideas for James. Something vicious is waiting to pounce and lead hi... read more

New-School Leadership: Making a Difference in the 21st Century

D.A. Abrams

The need for and demands on leadership have changed radically in the past few years. To be a dynamic and effective leader of a 21st-century organization or corporation requires an entirely different strategy and set of skills than it did just five or ten years ago. In fact, much of the best advice and examples from even the last decade no longer apply. This book looks at fundamental ways to be... read more

The need for and demands on leadership have changed radically in the past few years. To be a dynamic and effective leader of a 21st-century organization or corporation requires an entirely different strategy and set of skills than it did just five or ten years ago. In fact, much of the best advice and examples from even the last decade no longer apply. This book looks at fundamental ways to be... read more

Once Again, With Blood (The Island Trilogy Book 2)

Larry Weiner

“We’re getting the band back together!” For Kyle Brightman, bipolar advertising-industry burnout, this is good news and bad news. Good, because he’ll get to see his zombie-killing friends again, and be reunited with Cate, the zombie he loves (yeah, yeah, I know, read PARADISE ROT and you’ll get it). Bad, because having to blast his way through battalions of bloodless corpses took a brutal toll... read more

“We’re getting the band back together!” For Kyle Brightman, bipolar advertising-industry burnout, this is good news and bad news. Good, because he’ll get to see his zombie-killing friends again, and be reunited with Cate, the zombie he loves (yeah, yeah, I know, read PARADISE ROT and you’ll get it). Bad, because having to blast his way through battalions of bloodless corpses took a brutal toll... read more

The Lost Heir

Allison Whitmore

Isabella Foxworthy was just another girl…until she learned she was an empath, able to read the energy of others. A secret world known as the Violet City lies beneath her family’s hotel in Los Angeles. Through this discovery, Isabella is catapulted into a whirlwind of magic, adventure, and danger. The Violet City holds the key to protecting her stability; her family hotel, her friends, and her ... read more

Isabella Foxworthy was just another girl…until she learned she was an empath, able to read the energy of others. A secret world known as the Violet City lies beneath her family’s hotel in Los Angeles. Through this discovery, Isabella is catapulted into a whirlwind of magic, adventure, and danger. The Violet City holds the key to protecting her stability; her family hotel, her friends, and her ... read more

Ordinary Meetings DON'T Interest Me!: What is Facilitation? (Creative Group Leadership Book 1)

Iwona Polowy, Austin Wilson

Understanding how to work with groups of people so they can produce outstanding results has never been more challenging, nor more crucial to achieving success.This book series addresses the urgent need to educate the public about the ways a Facilitator/Process Leader can help any group of people to make progress and achieve better outcomes.This first book in a series shows you how to get start... read more

Understanding how to work with groups of people so they can produce outstanding results has never been more challenging, nor more crucial to achieving success.This book series addresses the urgent need to educate the public about the ways a Facilitator/Process Leader can help any group of people to make progress and achieve better outcomes.This first book in a series shows you how to get start... read more

People Pleasing Almost Killed Me: How I Broke Free Of This Silent Killer.... And You Can, Too

Carrie Campbell

Stop Pleasing Everyone But Yourself… It Will Lead To A Slow DeathMy earliest memories of caring for everyone else's needs first date back to around the age of three. It didn’t happen when I had kids, got married, or started my first job. I came to realize years ago that people pleasing has been a part of me for as long as I was able to say, “Yes, I can do that for you.” But what was cloaked in... read more

Stop Pleasing Everyone But Yourself… It Will Lead To A Slow DeathMy earliest memories of caring for everyone else's needs first date back to around the age of three. It didn’t happen when I had kids, got married, or started my first job. I came to realize years ago that people pleasing has been a part of me for as long as I was able to say, “Yes, I can do that for you.” But what was cloaked in... read more

Infinite Dolls

Emalynne Wilder

"My heart beats. It dreams. It wonders. And most dangerous of all, it hopes." -- Callum Andrew TrovattoDr. CALLUM ANDREW TROVATTOBorn to be the best. Head of his class. No strings attached.The third year of medical school is supposed to be the hardest, but Callum Trovatto has no idea what he's about to face when Everly Anne Brighton stands between him and a passing grade, shaking up his world ... read more

"My heart beats. It dreams. It wonders. And most dangerous of all, it hopes." -- Callum Andrew TrovattoDr. CALLUM ANDREW TROVATTOBorn to be the best. Head of his class. No strings attached.The third year of medical school is supposed to be the hardest, but Callum Trovatto has no idea what he's about to face when Everly Anne Brighton stands between him and a passing grade, shaking up his world ... read more

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