Katie Stockermans

Katie Stockermans - Editor

Farnborough, UK

Editor and proofreader with in-house and freelance experience in Christian, travel, lifestyle, craft and educational publications.

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Overview

I'm a freelance editor and proofreader with experience working on Christian, travel, lifestyle, craft and educational publications. I have worked with books, magazines, web content and educational resources, with production cycles ranging from a few weeks (for monthly magazines) to many months.

I take pride in being thorough and meticulous in all my work. I'd love to hear from you if you are looking for someone to copyedit or proofread your project.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Parenting & Families
Religion & Spirituality
Travel

Certifications

  • BA (Hons) French and German with Dutch, 2:1, University of Nottingham, 2013

Work experience

Ebook project manager

Fox Chapel Publishing
March, 2021 – Present (about 2 years)

Editor and proofreader

Self-employed
January, 2018 – Present (about 5 years)

Assistant Editor

The AA
August, 2016 – January, 2018 (over 1 year)

Creating and curating the new 'Hotel Services', travel and lifestyle areas of as part of a major web transformation project. Data collection, proofreading and editorial support for the Hotel, B and B, Camping and Caravanning, and Restaurants guides. Managing the online pubs listings and the new Best Pubs Guide. Writing copy for restaurants awarded AA Rosettes.

Editorial Assistant

Bradt Travel Guides
August, 2014 – June, 2016 (almost 2 years)

Project managing guidebooks from the submission of the manuscript until publication. Planning the project schedule; editing the manuscript; editing and improving maps for new editions; liaising with authors, cartographers, typesetters and designers; briefing proofreaders and giving feedback after the job; sourcing images and preparing colour photo inserts; liaising with the production, advertising and marketing departments to ensure the project runs within budget; preparing and uploading web content to support the printed guide; using social media to promote the guide and the destination; checking ebooks.

Editorial Assistant

Aceville Publications
February, 2014 – August, 2014 (6 months)

Part of the editorial team for Let's Knit magazine (the UK's bestselling knitting magazine), with additional work for Homemaker magazine. Responsible for 30 pages of each monthly issue. Sub-editing knitting patterns; writing features, articles and interviews; proofreading; co-managing photoshoots and sourcing props in advance; sourcing images; sourcing prizes and giveaways.

Editorial Intern (Travel)

The AA, Bradt Travel Guides, Insight Guides, Rough Guides and DK Travel
July, 2013 – November, 2013 (4 months)

Editorial internships with various travel publishers: The AA, Bradt Travel Guides, Insight Guides and Berlitz Travel (APA Publications), Rough Guides and DK Travel (Penguin Random House).

Portfolio (14 selected works)

It's About Time: A call to the Camino de Santiago

Johnnie Walker

A pilgrim’s journey to Santiago de Compostela often starts with a call long before they set out on the ancient holy road. At its heart, It’s about time is the story of a pilgrim who heard that call and what happened when he answered it. Perhaps you’ll hear it too. On his many pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago, Johnnie Walker has met pilgrims with a wide variety of motives for taking to the... read more

A pilgrim’s journey to Santiago de Compostela often starts with a call long before they set out on the ancient holy road. At its heart, It’s about time is the story of a pilgrim who heard that call and what happened when he answered it. Perhaps you’ll hear it too. On his many pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago, Johnnie Walker has met pilgrims with a wide variety of motives for taking to the... read more

Did Jesus go to School?: and other questions about parents, children and education

Roy Peachey

In this excellent book, Roy Peachey invites us to reconsider what it means for parents to be the first educators of their children through a series of thought-provoking reflections on the Gospel passages about the childhood of Jesus. Peachey's insightful discussion on the youth of Jesus invites us to consider the moments of grace that parenting offers us each day and how we might rethink the s... read more

In this excellent book, Roy Peachey invites us to reconsider what it means for parents to be the first educators of their children through a series of thought-provoking reflections on the Gospel passages about the childhood of Jesus. Peachey's insightful discussion on the youth of Jesus invites us to consider the moments of grace that parenting offers us each day and how we might rethink the s... read more

Zimbabwe (Bradt Travel Guides)

Paul Murray

This new third edition of Bradt's Zimbabwe remains the most authoritative and trusted guide available, written in an engaging and entertaining style by an expert author who has been visiting Zimbabwe annually for nearly 30 years and now spends six months of each year there. In this new thoroughly revised edition, Paul Murray brings a particular focus for those wanting to travel independently a... read more

This new third edition of Bradt's Zimbabwe remains the most authoritative and trusted guide available, written in an engaging and entertaining style by an expert author who has been visiting Zimbabwe annually for nearly 30 years and now spends six months of each year there. In this new thoroughly revised edition, Paul Murray brings a particular focus for those wanting to travel independently a... read more

Faroe Islands (Bradt Travel Guides)

James Proctor

Still the only English-language guide to the Faroe Islands, covering everything from succulent fish suppers to remote hideaways, the Bradt guide is the definitive source of information for visitors wishing to discover the 18 islands of this North Atlantic archipelago. Covering hands-on information about where to stay and eat, how to get around - be it by mailboat, helicopter or hire car - and ... read more

Still the only English-language guide to the Faroe Islands, covering everything from succulent fish suppers to remote hideaways, the Bradt guide is the definitive source of information for visitors wishing to discover the 18 islands of this North Atlantic archipelago. Covering hands-on information about where to stay and eat, how to get around - be it by mailboat, helicopter or hire car - and ... read more

Let's Knit

If you are a modern knitter wanting patterns that are not just fun to make but fashionable too then Let's Knit is the magazine for you! It's packed with projects for all skill levels, along with technical tips, entertaining features and the hottest products for knitters.

If you are a modern knitter wanting patterns that are not just fun to make but fashionable too then Let's Knit is the magazine for you! It's packed with projects for all skill levels, along with technical tips, entertaining features and the hottest products for knitters.

Lapland (Bradt Travel Guides)

James Proctor

Lapland

Lapland

The Restaurant Guide 2019 (AA Lifestyle Guides)

AA Publishing

More than 2,000 restaurants—AA inspected for culinary excellence. This compact and practical guide to Britain and Ireland’s top dining destinations features larger images and includes all venues who currently hold a Rosette for culinary excellence as well as AA Restaurant of the Year award winners from the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. With more than 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Ro... read more

More than 2,000 restaurants—AA inspected for culinary excellence. This compact and practical guide to Britain and Ireland’s top dining destinations features larger images and includes all venues who currently hold a Rosette for culinary excellence as well as AA Restaurant of the Year award winners from the prestigious AA Hospitality Awards. With more than 2,000 restaurants currently awarded Ro... read more

Pub Guide 2020: Top Pubs to Visit for Great Food and Drink

AA Publishing

The AA Pub Guide is the go-to source for the best pubs for food, drink and accommodation in the UK. This brand new and revamped guide contains over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns and foodie destinations, all selected on merit with no charge for entry. ‘Pick of the Pubs’ entries show the best AA recommended pubs in a given location and, throughout the guide, AA Rosettes a... read more

The AA Pub Guide is the go-to source for the best pubs for food, drink and accommodation in the UK. This brand new and revamped guide contains over 2,000 traditional countryside inns, welcoming taverns and foodie destinations, all selected on merit with no charge for entry. ‘Pick of the Pubs’ entries show the best AA recommended pubs in a given location and, throughout the guide, AA Rosettes a... read more

Katie has 3 reviews

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Hannah Hayes
Katie, did an outstanding job! She was very detail orientated and thorough and had clever ideas. She was a joy to work with. I would strongly recommend her!

Hannah Hayes, May 2020

Katie Stockermans
Thanks Hannah! Your book was very uplifting and a joy to edit. Good luck with the next stages!

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Steph Penington
Katie was easy to work with, even though we live in different countries and our collaboration was during a pandemic. She provided comments and questions that allowed me to fine tune my writing even more. I would recommend Katie to proofread your book!

Steph Penington, April 2020

Katie Stockermans
It was a pleasure working with you, Steph. This project is clearly a passion of yours and that showed in your openness and enthusiasm. Best of luck with the book!

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Paul Fiorello
Katie did a fantastic job proofreading my manuscript. I was very happy with her attention to detail, excellent changes, and challenging comments, which all led to a much better and easier to read product. Thanks, Katie!

Paul Fiorello, February 2020

Katie Stockermans
Thanks, Paul! It was enjoyable to work with you on your first book. Best of luck with the rest of the project.

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