Kelsy is a freelance writer and editor from Ogden, Utah. She has served as managing editor at distinguished literary journal Weber—The Contemporary West, acquisition editor for North Star Editions and its children’s imprints, Flux and Jolly Fish Press, and is currently a production editor at Erewhon Books. Additionally, she has worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader for such publishers as Skyhorse, Shadow Mountain, Tule, and Sourcebooks.
Kelsy has edited everything from award-winning, traditionally published novels to passion projects. She specializes in young adult, new adult, fantasy, and romance, and loves working hand-in-hand with authors to make their manuscripts shine.
In addition to her extensive editorial experience, Kelsy also ghostwrites. She has written some of Radish Fiction’s most successful serials, and her ghostwritten works have been read by millions of readers all over the world.
- ACES Certificate in Editing
North Star Editions
Judges queries and manuscript submissions for both Jolly Fish Press and Flux imprints. Writes proposal for manuscript acquisition and pitches acquisition to editorial board. Communicates with author and agent from contract offer through publication. Content edits, line edits, copy edits, and proofreads manuscript according to house style and the Chicago Manual of Style. Prepares manuscript for typesetter. Communicates with freelance copy editors and proofreaders through production process. Uses project management principles to meet production deadlines.
Offers variety of services, including submission package critiques, manuscript critiques, developmental editing, copy editing, copy writing, ghost writing, mentoring, consultation, proofreading, typesetting, academic editing, and marketing/advertising content creation.
Jolly Fish Press
Judges queries and manuscript submissions. Communicates with author from contract offer through publication. Content edits, line edits, copy edits, and proofreads manuscript according to house style and the Chicago Manual of Style. Uses project management principles to meet production deadlines.
Weber—The Contemporary West
Manages and judges submissions. Manages subscriptions. Edits, designs, and formats the biannual journal release for publication. Communicates with authors on the status of their contributions. Manages journal finances. Manages student aides to ensure program requirements and project deadlines are met. Promotes journal through online directories, and academic library mailings. Manages, updates, and creates content for the journal website. Creates promotional materials such as ads, mailers, and fundraising letters.
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