Kim Becker

Kim Becker – Editor

Professional editor with over 30 years of experience editing general fiction, children's books, and elementary educational materials.

Overview

I'm a professional editor and proofreader with over 30 years of experience in educational publishing. My work in publishing has given me a solid foundation in the rules of copy editing and proofreading (as well as insight into when to bend them). I began my editing career as a 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 educational publishing companies over the years. I love the art of reviewing and editing a 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. For pleasure reading, I enjoy contemporary and historical fiction as well as fantasy novels. So I have a special affinity for these genres. In addition to elementary educational materials, I've had the pleasure of editing general fiction novels and children's books. I'd love to work with you to put the finishing touches on your manuscript.
Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Historical Fiction Middle Grade Picture Books Young Adult
Languages
English (US)
Certifications
  • Teacher Certification

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2020 — Present

Copy edit and proofread authors' manuscripts to polish and finalize them in preparation for publication. Ensure consistent style and adherence to English grammar standards while keeping the author's voice in mind.

Curriculum Associates

Oct, 2020 — Dec, 2022 (about 2 years)

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

Windermere Preparatory School

Jan, 2015 — May, 2020 (over 5 years)

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

Self-employed

Jun, 1999 — Dec, 2014 (over 15 years)

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (formerly Harcourt School Publishers)

Sep, 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.

Kim has 3 reviews

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Donny G.

Donny G.

Feb, 2023

Kim did such a wonderful job editing my manuscript! The work was quality and efficient. Can't wait to work with her again.
Kim B.
Thank you, Donny. It was a pleasure working with you. I can't wait to see your book in print!
Lynn H.

Lynn H.

Sep, 2020

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.
Kim B.
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.
Stephen C.

Stephen C.

Aug, 2020

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

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