Kathy McIntosh

Kathy McIntosh - Editor

Tucson, AZ, USA

Editor with more than a decade of experience helping writers create and finish their best work.

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Overview

I am a copy editor and proofreader with an eye for typos, grammar and great writing. I specialize in fiction but have edited business books and articles. My edits and comments, almost always delivered with kindness, but always with honesty, are intended to help you improve your current manuscript and grow into the writer you're meant to be. Clients tell me I'm excellent at improving clarity while maintaining their individual voices.
I have a passion for words and know I can help you hone yours. I am also a fiction writer, so I truly understand the pain of birthing a book. Let me be your editorial midwife!

A few comments from my clients:

If you are looking for an editor who is a seasoned grammarian and also respectful to the author's voice, I highly recommend Kathy McIntosh. She is professional, timely, and honors the author's overall vision.

Lisa J. MacDonald, Step It Up Enterprises

I have hired Kathy to edit two of my novels and intend to continue using her in the future. She’s reasonable, quick and does excellent work. Highly recommended.

Holand Peterson — author of Eville, Eville’s Most Wanted, and The Eville Protection Plan

A top editor is the greatest resource for aspiring and established writers. Kathy’s ability to add clarity to my words while retaining my authentic voice, make her, for me, one of the top editors in America. Kathy has edited my last two books and more than 500 articles for me. When I submit excerpts from the books or articles to magazines or other publications, not one has been changed by the acquiring editors.

Dr. Vincent Muli-Wa Kituku, author, speaker, Executive Director and Founder of Caring Hearts and Hands of Hope



Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Inspirational
Fiction
Humor & Comedy
Mystery & Crime
Short Story

Certifications

  • M.B.A., marketing and organizational design

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
July, 2003 – Present (about 19 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Overcoming Buffaloes at Work and in Life

Vincent Muli Wa Kituku

Have you ever heard statements like these?• There is no solution for this situation—it’s overwhelming.• Why change from what we are already doing?• I am not the manager or CEO-why ask me?• This is not my business, I just work here.• I am glad it’s 5 o’clock. I am out of here.• No one told me what I was expected to do.• I am not being paid for what you are telling me to do.• We don’t have the r... read more

Have you ever heard statements like these?• There is no solution for this situation—it’s overwhelming.• Why change from what we are already doing?• I am not the manager or CEO-why ask me?• This is not my business, I just work here.• I am glad it’s 5 o’clock. I am out of here.• No one told me what I was expected to do.• I am not being paid for what you are telling me to do.• We don’t have the r... read more

Leadership Isn't Rocket Science: Simple Strategies Used by Great Leaders

Grant Thompson, PSY.D.

A direct, often humorous look at leadership in corporate America. Grant Thompson examines how company bureaucracy, business jargon, and endless meetings get in the way of leadership success. He then provides simple, pragmatic suggestions for overcoming these hurdles and simplifying the leadership process.

A direct, often humorous look at leadership in corporate America. Grant Thompson examines how company bureaucracy, business jargon, and endless meetings get in the way of leadership success. He then provides simple, pragmatic suggestions for overcoming these hurdles and simplifying the leadership process.

A Deal to Die For

Sarkozy, Suzie

Kathy has 3 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
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Quality
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Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Christine Murphey
Kathy McIntosh was very professional and definately helped tighten and polish my writing without altering my voice. She was good at catching over used words and all of her suggestion made sense. She was encouraging and never failed to respond to my questions. I highly recommend her!

Christine Murphey, September 2021


JT Phillips
I am pleased with Kathy's help. She has shown me a great deal when it comes to better writing. She showed me things from a different perspective. I will use her again in the future. I highly recommend her services to anyone. Thank you Kathy for your help.

JT Phillips, June 2021

Kathy McIntosh
Thanks for your review, JT. I enjoyed your story, and look forward to working with you again. Kathy

Reply from Kathy McIntosh


Peter Losee
Kathy was great! Spot on with her editing and overall comments. Always responsive and delivered right on time. Would highly recommend.

Peter Losee, April 2021

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