Kim Beauchamp

Kim Beauchamp - Editor

Baltimore, MD, USA

Experienced, skilled editor of nonfiction books with a deep knowledge of publishing and a passion for working with words.

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Overview

My first experience with a good editor was at the age of 7, when I was newly discovering the joys of written words. Every morning, I hurried to my desk to get stated on “Today’s Story,” a fun or silly writing prompt chalked on the blackboard (What did Sammy the Spider’s web look like? What might you find at the end of the rainbow?). My second grade teacher, Mrs. Campbell, would give us a lined sheet of paper, and we would have 20 minutes to practice our printing and get our creative young minds working.

I didn’t talk much in school, but I sure had a lot to say on paper. My imagination was always soaring, and I was constantly making up stories in my head that I was happy to write down. I couldn't stop smiling the day I got a “check plus” for writing about a magical kite that could fly with “nobey” holding it! (I was so excited to fill up the page that I wasn’t always patient enough to focus on my spelling.) Luckily, Mrs. Campbell was a gracious and encouraging editor. She corrected spelling and punctuation with gentle red-pen reminders and wrote questions and further prompts to help me think up new ideas, sharing in a 7-year-old's enthusiasm for storytelling.

Mrs. Campbell was the person that made writing an early fixture in my life, recommending that I attend the Young Writer’s Workshop at Towson University, a summer getaway for budding young authors. I fondly remember those July afternoons, when I’d get to sit in college classrooms or on a sunny campus patio, filling up my notebook with stories and poems. My second grade teacher demonstrated qualities that every editor should have, when working with writers of any age--supportive guidance, expertise with language, and a genuine interest in the words and ideas of others.

Today, editing is my professional calling, my way of connecting with other people and sharing my love of writing. As an editor, I appreciate that writing is an intimate act and respect the time, energy, effort, and emotion that goes into each author's book or project. Many of the authors I work with are dedicated professionals or educators looking to share their knowledge, expertise, and personal and professional experiences with others in their field. I am always respectful of their voice, message, and intent while helping to ensure that their writing is the best that it can be.

I am a developmental editor, copy editor, and proofreader who has worked with several big-name academic publishers, including Pearson, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education, and Cengage Learning. I have also worked for two smaller independent publishers, both in house and as a freelancer. During my career in publishing, I have seen books and products progress from initial idea to polished publication, and I have extensive insider knowledge of how the industry works. I can offer you advice on anything from query letters and book proposals to copyright permissions, marketing your book, and the book production process.

In addition to working on numerous nonfiction books, I have developed and edited a variety of learning materials, including online courses, assessment questions, and curricula. Though my industry experience is in nonfiction and scholarly publishing, I also have a passion for and command of fiction, as I enjoy writing creative fiction myself and specialized in creative writing in my Master’s program at Towson University. As a critical, curious reader, I am open to working in any discipline or genre--I'd love to hear from you and help you on your way to becoming a published author!
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Humanities & Social Sciences
Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry

Certifications

  • M.S. in Professional Writing, Creative Writing Focus (Towson University)

Work experience

Developmental Editor

MPS North America
April, 2017 – Present (over 3 years)

I work for a publishing services company as a developmental editor and project manager. My role is to develop content of the highest quality and caliber for leading academic publishers, including Pearson, McGraw Hill, Elsevier, Norton, Cengage, and Springer. I have worked on textbooks, online courses, curricula, assessments, and supplemental learning materials in this role. I have edited across disciplines such as nursing, medicine, sociology, psychology, computing, economics, business, law, education, the humanities, and skills and trades. Having worked with diverse publishing clients, I am intimately familiar with the needs and inner workings of the industry.

Associate Editor

Brookes Publishing Company
October, 2014 – February, 2017 (over 2 years)

Brookes Publishing is an independent publisher specializing in books, curricula, and assessments in the fields of education, early childhood, and communication and language development. As associate editor, I worked on numerous bestselling titles from book proposal to finished product and was involved in every stage of the publishing process. I worked closely with authors to develop their ideas into a marketable book proposal, provided substantive feedback on manuscripts as a developmental editor, and performed copy editing and proofreading to polish and perfect books for publication.

Freelance Copy Editor and Developmental Editor

Health Professions Press
February, 2014 – December, 2017 (almost 4 years)

I performed copy editing and developmental editing on books in health care, aging, and elder care and also wrote and edited marketing materials, catalogs, and blogs based on bestselling titles.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

A Comprehensive Guide to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know about as they work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brought to you by a new team of world-renowned experts and contributors, this volume fully prepares future educators, social work... read more

The trusted core disability textbook gets a comprehensive update in this second edition, now thoroughly revised to include all the critical topics today's professionals need to know about as they work with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brought to you by a new team of world-renowned experts and contributors, this volume fully prepares future educators, social work... read more

Spaced Retrieval Step by Step: An Evidence-Based Memory Intervention

Jeanette E. Benigas, Jennifer A. Brush, Gail M. Elliot

“With a technique that is easy for anybody to learn and with the potential to achieve amazing outcomes, this is one of the most powerful books ever written to help people living with dementia to do so with dignity, respect, and independence.” —Ann Kelly, Managing Director, Montessori Ageing Support ServicesSpaced Retrieval (SR) is an effective way to support individuals with dementia and other... read more

“With a technique that is easy for anybody to learn and with the potential to achieve amazing outcomes, this is one of the most powerful books ever written to help people living with dementia to do so with dignity, respect, and independence.” —Ann Kelly, Managing Director, Montessori Ageing Support ServicesSpaced Retrieval (SR) is an effective way to support individuals with dementia and other... read more

Restore the Respect: How to Mediate School Conflicts and Keep Students Learning

Ondine Gross

Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. When teacher-student conflicts occur, the negative effects can be long-lasting without a safe and structured way to repair the relationship.This reader-friendly guidebook has a concrete, evidence-based solution: an easy and effec... read more

Unresolved conflicts in schools build barriers to learning, including low motivation, lack of focus, and disruptive behaviors that remove students from the classroom. When teacher-student conflicts occur, the negative effects can be long-lasting without a safe and structured way to repair the relationship.This reader-friendly guidebook has a concrete, evidence-based solution: an easy and effec... read more

DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY: Social and Communication Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Second Edition

Dr. Kathleen Quill Ed.D. BCBA-D, L. Lynn Stansberry Brusnahan Ph.D.

Trusted for more than 15 years, the groundbreaking DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY has revolutionized social and communication intervention for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. Now a new edition is here, reimagined and expanded for the next generation of children and support teams. Whether you're a professional already or in training to be one, this is the resource you need to address c... read more

Trusted for more than 15 years, the groundbreaking DO-WATCH-LISTEN-SAY has revolutionized social and communication intervention for children of all ages with autism spectrum disorder. Now a new edition is here, reimagined and expanded for the next generation of children and support teams. Whether you're a professional already or in training to be one, this is the resource you need to address c... read more

Women Across Cultures: A Global Perspective

Shawn Meghan Burn

Women Across Cultures examines contemporary women's issues and empowerment from a global perspective. Gender inequality is examined as a historical sociocultural phenomenon within the context of interlocking systems of inequality such as racism colonialism and economic injustice. A strong emphasis is given to the variety of approaches and actions women take to promote gender equality and to in... read more

Women Across Cultures examines contemporary women's issues and empowerment from a global perspective. Gender inequality is examined as a historical sociocultural phenomenon within the context of interlocking systems of inequality such as racism colonialism and economic injustice. A strong emphasis is given to the variety of approaches and actions women take to promote gender equality and to in... read more

Assessment Scales in Advanced Dementia

Ladislav Volicer MD PhD, Ann Hurley RN DNSc FAAN

With the goal of alleviating the paucity of knowledge about advanced dementia, and helping to improve the care and services that are increasingly needed for the growing numbers of people living with dementia-type diseases, this book provides evidence-based measurement scales for use by researchers and care providers who are seeking to improve our understanding of the final stages of this disea... read more

With the goal of alleviating the paucity of knowledge about advanced dementia, and helping to improve the care and services that are increasingly needed for the growing numbers of people living with dementia-type diseases, this book provides evidence-based measurement scales for use by researchers and care providers who are seeking to improve our understanding of the final stages of this disea... read more

Empowering Students with Hidden Disabilities: A Path to Pride and Success

Margo Vreeburg Izzo Ph.D., LeDerick R Horne

How can you empower students with invisible disabilities to manage their challenges, accept and advocate for themselves, and reach their goals and dreams? This guidebook has inspiring and informative answers. Told with the authentic voices of adults with hidden disabilities, this encouraging, eye-opening book will help you guide students on the Path to Disability Pride and support their succes... read more

How can you empower students with invisible disabilities to manage their challenges, accept and advocate for themselves, and reach their goals and dreams? This guidebook has inspiring and informative answers. Told with the authentic voices of adults with hidden disabilities, this encouraging, eye-opening book will help you guide students on the Path to Disability Pride and support their succes... read more

Looseleaf for Sociology Matters

Richard T. Schaefer

Sociology Matters, Seventh Edition, is intended for instructors who desire an especially short, relatively inexpensive introductory text and a concise introduction to the discipline of sociology. The author's characteristic straightforward style, a streamlined design, and highly focused coverage make it the perfect introductory text for instructors who use a variety of materials in their cours... read more

Sociology Matters, Seventh Edition, is intended for instructors who desire an especially short, relatively inexpensive introductory text and a concise introduction to the discipline of sociology. The author's characteristic straightforward style, a streamlined design, and highly focused coverage make it the perfect introductory text for instructors who use a variety of materials in their cours... read more

Your Classroom Guide to Special Education Law

Beverley H Johns

When you're teaching students who have special needs, what are your legal responsibilities? How can you provide appropriate, legally compliant special education services—and avoid pitfalls that could lead to due process hearings and court dates? Turn to this interactive quick guide for concise, accessible answers. The antidote to thick, cumbersome legal volumes, this book gives educators and a... read more

When you're teaching students who have special needs, what are your legal responsibilities? How can you provide appropriate, legally compliant special education services—and avoid pitfalls that could lead to due process hearings and court dates? Turn to this interactive quick guide for concise, accessible answers. The antidote to thick, cumbersome legal volumes, this book gives educators and a... read more

Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families: A Model of Individualized Positive Behavior Support for Home and Community

Glen Dunlap, Lise Fox, Janice K. Lee, Phillip S. Strain, Christopher Vatland, Jaclyn D. Joseph

The popular, research-based Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model is used in schools and childcare settings nationwide to address challenging behaviors in children with and without disabilities. Now, with the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families (PTR-F) model in this accessible guidebook, you can use this proven approach with families to help them resolve their child's challenging behavior in th... read more

The popular, research-based Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model is used in schools and childcare settings nationwide to address challenging behaviors in children with and without disabilities. Now, with the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Families (PTR-F) model in this accessible guidebook, you can use this proven approach with families to help them resolve their child's challenging behavior in th... read more

Behavior Support (Teachers' Guides)

Linda M. Bambara, Rachel Janney, Martha E. Snell

The revised and expanded edition of a popular book trusted in classrooms across the country, Behavior Support is your guide to implementing effective positive behavior support (PBS)—both in the classroom and across an entire school. You'll get explicit, research-based strategies for implementing the three tiers of PBS: universal, school-wide interventions; selected interventions with students ... read more

The revised and expanded edition of a popular book trusted in classrooms across the country, Behavior Support is your guide to implementing effective positive behavior support (PBS)—both in the classroom and across an entire school. You'll get explicit, research-based strategies for implementing the three tiers of PBS: universal, school-wide interventions; selected interventions with students ... read more

International Economics (MindTap Course List)

Robert Carbaugh

Discover the proven, market-leading text that is a favorite among students of all backgrounds for its clear, concise treatment of international trade and finance theory. Carbaugh's INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 17E uses a wealth of contemporary examples and practical applications to vividly demonstrate the relevance of the theory you are learning to real economic issues and global policy questions.... read more

Discover the proven, market-leading text that is a favorite among students of all backgrounds for its clear, concise treatment of international trade and finance theory. Carbaugh's INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS, 17E uses a wealth of contemporary examples and practical applications to vividly demonstrate the relevance of the theory you are learning to real economic issues and global policy questions.... read more

The Data Collection Toolkit: Everything You Need to Organize, Manage, and Monitor Classroom Data

Cindy Golden

Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students' progress. You'll discover proven, stress-... read more

Collecting data on behavior, academic skills, and IEP goals is an essential step in showing student progress—but it can also be a complicated, time-consuming process. Take the worry and stress out of data collection with this ultra-practical resource, packed with the tools you need to organize, manage, and monitor critical information on your students' progress. You'll discover proven, stress-... read more

Supporting Students with Emotional and Behavioral Problems: Prevention and Intervention Strategies

Lee Kern, Michael P. George, Mark D. Weist

Severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be major obstacles to your students' academic success. Break down those barriers with the research-based interventions in this book, your guide to addressing serious problem behaviors in K-12 classrooms. Aligned with recommended practices for schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS), this book presents a highly effective tiered appro... read more

Severe social, emotional, and behavioral challenges can be major obstacles to your students' academic success. Break down those barriers with the research-based interventions in this book, your guide to addressing serious problem behaviors in K-12 classrooms. Aligned with recommended practices for schoolwide positive behavior supports (SWPBS), this book presents a highly effective tiered appro... read more

Your Complete Guide to Transition Planning and Services

Mary E. Morningstar, Elizabeth Clavenna-Deane

If you're a special educator or transition coordinator for high school students with disabilities, you play a critical role in empowering young people to achieve their goals and dreams. It's a complex and challenging job—and this introductory guide will help you every step of the way as you support students' successful transition to college, work, and community life.You'll get the how-to guida... read more

If you're a special educator or transition coordinator for high school students with disabilities, you play a critical role in empowering young people to achieve their goals and dreams. It's a complex and challenging job—and this introductory guide will help you every step of the way as you support students' successful transition to college, work, and community life.You'll get the how-to guida... read more

The Teacher's Pocket Guide for Positive Behavior Support: Targeted Classroom Solutions

Timothy Knoster, Robin Drogan

What should teachers do when universal Tier 1 behavior supports don't sufficiently meet the needs of all children? Next steps can be tricky to navigate when students appear at risk for developing recurring problem behavior—and that's why every teacher needs this concise, strategy-packed guidebook on targeted behavior intervention and support. Authors Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan are in-demand ... read more

What should teachers do when universal Tier 1 behavior supports don't sufficiently meet the needs of all children? Next steps can be tricky to navigate when students appear at risk for developing recurring problem behavior—and that's why every teacher needs this concise, strategy-packed guidebook on targeted behavior intervention and support. Authors Tim Knoster and Robin Drogan are in-demand ... read more

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