Kayla Reuter

Kayla Reuter - Editor

Crystal Lake, Illinois

INFJ empath personality with an obsessively perfectionistic editing approach and lively sense of humor. Easy to work and communicate with!

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Hi! I’m a copy editor specializing in professional, academic, and creative writing. I provide standard proofreading, copy editing, and line editing services (not developmental). I ensure the Ts are crossed and the Is are dotted!
English (UK)
English (US)
Cultural & Ethnic
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


  • Women's & Gender Studies

Work experience

Owner, Freelance Copy Editor

February, 2019 – Present (12 months)

-Proofread text; ensure grammatical accuracy according to Chicago and Associated Press Styles; check mechanics, punctuation, and formatting
-Collaborate with authors to revise writing as needed
-Remain in consistent contact with clients and share brief feedback as requested
-Meet varying deadlines
-Accommodate special requests and projects
-Facilitate online payments
-Brainstorm eyecatching posts and update various social media

Copy Editor

The Northern Star
January, 2017 – May, 2017 (4 months)

-Edited copy closely for grammatical and mechanical accuracy pursuant to AP Style
-Crafted headlines when needed
-Supported and communicated routinely with section editors
-Served on the Editorial Board
-Maintained weekly deadlines and multiple pieces at once
-Learned and used InCopy to make edits

Reading/Writer Tutor

August, 2008 – May, 2017 (over 8 years)

-Served as reading/writer coach for peers and friends
-Copy edited essays/text projects
-Brainstormed ideas, concepts, visuals
-Shared multiple rounds of clear feedback
-Collaborated with peers highly unskilled with reading/writing

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