Kim Becker

Kim Becker - Editor

Orlando, FL, USA

Professional editor with over 20 years of experience. I love editing and proofreading manuscript to create a polished final product.

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Overview

I'm a professional editor and proofreader with over 20 years' experience in educational publishing. I worked as staff editor for five years at a large educational publishing company. After the birth of our first child, I went on to work as a freelance editor. I've had the privilege of working with many content writing companies over the years. I love the art of reviewing and editing manuscript to create a polished final product.

The best part of my work experience has been the opportunity to read hundreds of children's books and young adult novels. So I have a special affinity for these genres. I'd love to work with you to put the finishing touches on your manuscript.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Books
Young Adult

Certifications

  • Teacher Certification

Work experience

Freelance Writer and Editor

Self-employed
May, 2020 – Present (over 1 year)

Write, edit, and review all stages of manuscript for various elementary and middle school instructional materials. Ensure guidelines are followed and content meets required standards.

Librarian

Windermere Preparatory School
January, 2015 – May, 2020 (over 5 years)

Manage elementary library. Create and teach STEM lessons to elementary students.

Owner

Self-employed
June, 1999 – December, 2014 (over 15 years)

Write, edit, and review all stages of manuscript for various elementary and middle school instructional materials.

Senior Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (formerly Harcourt School Publishers)
September, 1992 – May, 1999 (over 6 years)

Write, edit, review, and approve manuscript for Reading/Language Arts Teacher Editions and Student Editions. Conduct literature searches for elementary Reading textbooks.

Portfolio (5 selected works)

Art Everywhere, Grade 3

Jacqueline Chanda, Kristen Pederson Marstaller

Kim has 2 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
Value
Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Lynn Hoerauf
Kim did a fantastic job and was a pleasure to work with! She was thoughtful and thorough in her approach. I really appreciate Kim Becker and I highly recommend her.

Lynn Hoerauf, September 2020

Kim Becker
Thank you, Lynn! It was truly a great experience working with you. I wish you the very best as you bring your book to publication. I hope we can work together again.

Reply from Kim Becker


Stephen Castro
Kim left great notes on my manuscript and I loved the edits she made. Would definitely work with her again!

Stephen Castro, August 2020

Kim Becker
Thank you, Stephen! It was a pleasure working with you. I would love to have the chance to work on any future projects with you.

Reply from Kim Becker

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