Kim Haulena

Kim Haulena – Editor

Copyeditor and proofreader with 15 years' experience helping authors' work shine. I specialize in romance, Christian, and women's fiction.

Overview

I’m a copyeditor and proofreader with more than twelve years’ experience working in magazine and book publishing. I have experience editing Christian, LGBTQ, teen and mystery fiction, as well as a variety of non-fiction, but I specialize in romance and women’s fiction.


I have a long-standing working relationship with Harlequin (five years in house and 10 years as a freelancer) and HarperCollins (10 years as a freelancer), and have worked with various organizations (for example, Transcontinental Media, Health Canada, LinkedIn, and the Royal Canadian Mint) and individuals to help keep their content clear, error-free, and professional-looking.


Whether proofreading or copyediting, my goal is to ensure consistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, character traits, setting, and storyline, not to change your authentic author voice in any way.

Services
Fiction
Christian Fiction Mystery & Crime Romance Women's Fiction Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2015 — Present

Edit, copyedit and proofread a range of materials per client and/or project requirements.

CADTH

Jun, 2018 — Present

• Ensure the writing in CADTH scientific and non-scientific materials is consistent and of high quality.
• Proofread, edit, and revise CADTH products and documents to adhere to CADTH style and branding.

Ascribe Marketing Communications

Oct, 2015 — May, 2018 (over 2 years)

• Edited and proofread technical, scientific, and marketing content to adhere to client style standards.

Harlequin

Oct, 2010 — Oct, 2015 (about 5 years)

• Proofread manuscripts, preliminary book copy, front and back covers and all marketing material both online and in hard copy format
• Worked with Chicago Manual of Style, Webster's, Oxford and Macquarie Dictionaries

Portfolio

Copy Editing
Paris, 1919.The world’s leaders have gathered to rebuild from the ashes of the Great War.But for one woman, the City of Light harbors dark secrets and dangerous liaisons, for which many could ... read more
Proofreading
When We Found Home

Susan Mallery

#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery masterfully explores the definition of a modern family—blended by surprise, not by choice—and how those complicated relationships can add une... read more
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Made with Reedsy
Conversations with an Angel

Weaver, Michelle

Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
One of the Great Ones

Davis, Jess

Copy Editing Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Magdala: The Lost Story of Mary Magdalene

Erica, Bridget

Copy Editing
Wish upon a Christmas star in this sparkling Fool's Gold romance! To bridal boutique owner Madeline Krug, organizing a Christmas wedding sounds like a joy—until she finds out she'll be working... read more
Proofreading
One moment of recklessness will change their worlds Smart. Responsible. That's seventeen-year-old Breanna's role in her large family, and heaven forbid she put a toe out of line. Until one nig... read more
Proofreading
The Crossing

Jason Mott

Stay and die, or run and survive.Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on ea... read more
Proofreading
Meet the Beteferoce brothers: five dragon shifters, each with a strong elemental power. And each with a fierce desire to find his soul mate… Park ranger Luke Beteferoce likes the quiet of the ... read more
Proofreading
#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings together a poignant novel with a rich tapestry of characters. A moving story that will leave the reader laughing and crying, as two frien... read more
Proofreading
Former Navy SEAL Nick Foley reluctantly agrees to help investigate when American CIA operative Peter Yu goes missing in China. But when Yu’s mutilated body washes up on a beach near Hong Kong,... read more
Proofreading
A journalist and Director of Business Development for Canadian Licensed Producer, Indiva, gives an insider’s perspective on what went on during the free-for-all of preparing for marijuana lega... read more
Copy Editing

Kim has 16 reviews

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Jazmine H.

Jazmine H.

May, 2023

Working with Kim was an absolute pleasure! I am working on my first novel, and she helped refine it without losing the original voice of my narrator. It was important to me that I worked with someone who was familiar with African-American Vernacular English, and she handled it beautifully. I especially appreciate found my writer's ticks and cut back to avoid too much repetition and pointed out ...
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Margaret W.

Margaret W.

Nov, 2022

This is my second time using Kim, and I will continue to use her services in the future because of her excellent quality and professionalism.
Bridget E.

Bridget E.

Feb, 2022

Kim was wonderful to work with and brought her high level of expertise to help refine my historical novel to reflect the correct language of the time and really make the voice of the book flow. I would not hesitate to work with Kim again in the future.
Rachel C.

Rachel C.

Feb, 2022

Great experience! Thank you so much!
Jess D.

Jess D.

Nov, 2021

Leaving my second review for Kim - Working with her has been a pleasure, just as it was the first time! She has truly earned my trust as a professional and as an editor. I will use her again and again!

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