Katie Mock

Katie Mock - Editor

Berkeley, CA, USA

Copy editor and proofreader specializing in queer & feminist nonfiction and SFF, enhancing and strengthening your unique voice

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Overview

I'm a copy editor and copy writer for everything from books to marketing materials.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Religion & Spirituality
Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Fantasy
LGBTQ Fiction
Science Fiction
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Denver Publishing Institute

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
June, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

Marketing Copywriter

Girl Scouts of Northern California
February, 2018 – Present (almost 5 years)

Marketing Associate and Senior Marketing Associate

Hachette Book Group
July, 2015 – February, 2018 (over 2 years)

Editorial Intern

Seal Press
April, 2014 – August, 2014 (4 months)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Under This Beautiful Dome: A Senator, A Journalist, and the Politics of Gay Love in America

Terry Mutchler

“One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want—to express their love through marriage.” —Illinois Representative Ann WilliamsUnder This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illin... read more

“One of the greatest love stories I have ever heard played out right here, under this beautiful dome. But it was a secret. . . . Penny and Terry just wanted what so many people want—to express their love through marriage.” —Illinois Representative Ann WilliamsUnder This Beautiful Dome tells the true story of journalist Terry Mutchler's secret five-year relationship with Penny Severns, an Illin... read more

Your First Step Into a Larger World: An Introduction to Walking the Jedi Path

L. Christopher Bird

In 2005, L. Christopher Bird was inspired by the Jedi Census Phenomena and wondered if the Jedi Path could be a workable real-world religion. It set him on a 10-year journey where he explored an applied philosophy inspired by the mythology of Star Wars media. Your First Step Into a Larger World is a "Jedi 101" book that will allow you to begin your journey towards being a real-life Jedi. It la... read more

In 2005, L. Christopher Bird was inspired by the Jedi Census Phenomena and wondered if the Jedi Path could be a workable real-world religion. It set him on a 10-year journey where he explored an applied philosophy inspired by the mythology of Star Wars media. Your First Step Into a Larger World is a "Jedi 101" book that will allow you to begin your journey towards being a real-life Jedi. It la... read more

Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

Cheri Sicard

"Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed-a plant worthy of saving the planet and people's lives."-Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV hostCovering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to women, Mary Jane takes readers on a guided tour through the new world of marijuana, where using pot can be health... read more

"Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed-a plant worthy of saving the planet and people's lives."-Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV hostCovering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to women, Mary Jane takes readers on a guided tour through the new world of marijuana, where using pot can be health... read more

Spent: Exposing Our Complicated Relationship with Shopping

Kerry Cohen

In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women’s true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor list that includes notable female writers like Emily Chenoweth, Ophira Eisenberg, Allison Amend, and Aryn Kyle, the essays each shine light on... read more

In Spent, editor Kerry Cohen opens the closet doors wide to tales of women’s true relationships with shopping, from humorous stories of love/hate relationships with the mall to heartbreaking tales of overspending to fix relationships. With a contributor list that includes notable female writers like Emily Chenoweth, Ophira Eisenberg, Allison Amend, and Aryn Kyle, the essays each shine light on... read more

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal

Elizabeth Enslin

Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.While the Gods We... read more

Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.While the Gods We... read more

The New I Do: Reshaping Marriage for Skeptics, Realists and Rebels

Susan Pease Gadoua, Vicki Larson

If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn’t look like the next and isn’t meant to last until death, there’s nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that.In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look a... read more

If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn’t look like the next and isn’t meant to last until death, there’s nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that.In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look a... read more

Break Free from the Divortex: Power Through Your Divorce and Launch Your New Life

Christina Pesoli

With half of all marriages in America ending, more and more women are finding themselves in the midst of the messy, emotional divorce process. It’s easy to get sucked into the Divortex: a black hole of despair created by navigating legal issues, personal stresses, and the strain of putting lives back together.Packed with no-nonsense advice and practical survival tips, Break Free from the Divor... read more

With half of all marriages in America ending, more and more women are finding themselves in the midst of the messy, emotional divorce process. It’s easy to get sucked into the Divortex: a black hole of despair created by navigating legal issues, personal stresses, and the strain of putting lives back together.Packed with no-nonsense advice and practical survival tips, Break Free from the Divor... read more

The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life—Online and Off

Sarah Granger

In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fu... read more

In The Digital Mystique, Sarah Granger—a nationally recognized expert on online culture and social technology—shows us how digital media is shaping our lives in real time. Whether it's how we raise our children, communicate in love and partnerships, support causes, or establish friendships and trust, Granger pinpoints the best ways to seize digital opportunities to make our lives richer and fu... read more

Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

Elizabeth Lombardo

From Shaquille O'Neal's "head coach for happiness," a proven, powerful method for shaking the chains of perfectionism to live a happier, healthier life Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical... read more

From Shaquille O'Neal's "head coach for happiness," a proven, powerful method for shaking the chains of perfectionism to live a happier, healthier life Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical... read more

Sleeps with Dogs: Tales of a Pet Nanny at the End of Her Leash

Lindsey Grant

Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they’re feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company.As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant shared a bed with countless dogs, cooked custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-o... read more

Go behind closed doors and discover the secret lives of some of the most devoted pet owners, whether they’re feeding their dogs home-cooked meals or leaving Animal Planet on all day to keep their pets company.As a round-the-clock animal nanny, Lindsey Grant shared a bed with countless dogs, cooked custom meals for exotic birds, broke up brawls between animals and spouses alike, weathered end-o... read more

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