Katie Caruana

Katie Caruana – Editor

Editor with fourteen years' experience in publishing, specializing in proofreading of women's fiction and memoirs.

Overview

I've worked in publishing for fourteen years, seven of them as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader. The bulk of my experience is in women's fiction and memoirs, though I also have experience with academic works and self-help. As you can see in my portfolio, the titles I've worked on range from science fiction to historical fiction to biographies–they really run the gamut!

I love to work with authors to make sure their manuscript is clean and polished, ready for submission. I focus on correcting errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, and style, and ensuring consistency in tone and flow throughout their book.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Women's Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2013 — Present

Provide a high level of copyediting and proofreading services for a wide range of products, including educational materials, memoirs, women's fiction, and self-help books. Correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, and format. Ensure consistency in tone, flow, and relevancy. Meticulously follow the client's preferred style specifications when requested.

Bedford/St. Martin's

Sep, 2005 — Dec, 2012 (about 7 years)

Oversaw the editorial production process for college humanities textbooks and ancillaries. Scheduled and assessed the work of various freelancers and vendors, including copyeditors, proofreaders, designers, and compositors. Reviewed design layouts and type specifications for design accuracy and completeness. Provided in-house proofreading support as necessary for front and end matter content.

Portfolio

Antoinette Martin believed herself to be a healthy and sturdy woman―that is, until she received a Stage 1 breast cancer diagnosis. Cancer is scary enough for the brave, but for a wimp like Martin, it was downright terrifying. Martin had to swallow waves of nau... read more
At seventy-three, eccentric widow Clara Breckenridge is on a last-ditch journey to reconcile with her estranged son, finally confront the guilty secrets surrounding her daughter’s death, and maybe find love again before she dies miserable and alone. But Clara ... read more
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2018Being kind is something most of us do when it’s easy and when it suits us. Being kind when we don’t feel like it, or when all of our buttons are being pushed, is hard. But that’s also when it’s most needed; that’s when it can d... read more
Kate, an attractive, thirty-something, workaholic, single mother, is in the business of pleasing others. At the top of her “yes” list is her sometimes surly and controlling boss: her father. But when a crisis at work spurs Kate to examine her life, she surpris... read more
Raw is the story of one woman’s quest for health and happiness, which dragged her kicking and screaming into spiritual adulthood. Anxiety and a desire to heal it holistically―even before she knew what it was―is at the heart of this story, which reveals Carter’... read more
Resistant: A Novel

Rachael Sparks

A thrilling debut in the style of Crichton or A.G. Riddle, Resistant imagines a chilling―and entirely plausible―future where antibiotics don't work, and weaves adventure, romance, and science into a thrilling chase for a cure. In the final battle with drug-res... read more
Briar Logan is a loner who has already survived a wretched childhood, near starvation, and the harsh western frontier in the 1860s. Just when she is on the brink of finally opening her heart to the possibilities of happiness, the love of her life is kidnapped ... read more
Amelia Cole―Lia for short―is one of the first women studying abroad at Oxford University in the 1920s. Finally free from her overbearing Brooklyn parents, she finds a welcome sense of independence in British college life. Lia quickly falls for Scarlett Daniels... read more
In her second novel, Jill G. Hall, author of The Black Velvet Coat, brings readers another dual tale of two dynamic women from two very different eras searching for fulfillment. San Francisco artist Anne McFarland has been distracted by a cross-country romance... read more
Set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, Redlined exposes the racist lending rules that refuse mortgages to anyone in areas with even one black resident. As blacks move deeper into Chicago’s West Side during the 1960s, whites flee by the thousand... read more

Katie has 4 reviews

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Julia F.

Julia F.

Nov, 2023

Katie was great to work with, communicated with me for clarification, and did an excellent job while providing a quick turnaround for a big job.
Edie D.

Edie D.

Mar, 2022

Katie is a delight to work with. She is creative, flexible, and makes sure our books are the best they can be.
Edie D.

Edie D.

Sep, 2020

Katie was so flexible and helpful with our project. I would recommend her for anyone looking for a professional result.
Edie D.

Edie D.

Aug, 2020

Katie worked with flexibility and professionalism to help us produce a quality book in record time. I have worked with dozens of editors in twenty years of publishing. I hope to work with her again.

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