Kim Haulena

Kim Haulena - Editor

Ottawa, ON, Canada

Professional copyeditor and proofreader with more than 10 years' experience working with independent authors and publishing companies alike.

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Overview

I’m a copyeditor and proofreader with more than ten years’ experience working in magazine and book publishing. I have experience editing LGBTQ, teen and mystery fiction, as well as marketing and scientific materials, but I specialize in romance and women’s fiction.

I have a long-standing work relationship with Harlequin (five years in house and four years as a freelancer) and HarperCollins (four 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 ensureconsistency and accuracy in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting, NOT to change your authentic author voice in any way.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Christian
Crime & Mystery
LGBTQ
Romance
Women's Fiction
Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

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

Copyeditor-Reviser

CADTH
June, 2018 – Present (about 1 year)

• 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.

Writer/Editor

Ascribe Marketing Communications
October, 2015 – May, 2018 (over 2 years)

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

Proofreader

Harlequin
October, 2010 – October, 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 (11 selected works)

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 unexpected richness to life.“Heartwarming…this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama.”—Publishers WeeklyLife is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no f... read more

#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 unexpected richness to life.“Heartwarming…this book is sweet and will appeal to readers who enjoy the intricacies of family drama.”—Publishers WeeklyLife is meant to be savored, but that’s not easy with no f... read more

The Ambassador's Daughter (The Kommandant's Girl)

Pam Jenoff

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 pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy.... read more

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 pay dearly. Brought to the peace conference by her father, a German diplomat, Margot Rosenthal initially resents being trapped in the congested French capital, where she is still looked upon as the enemy.... read more

The Favorite Daughter

Kaira Rouda

Will hit you right in the heart” -- Bustle A PopSugar Best Book of Spring! “An exceptional psychological thriller.” -- Publishers Weekly STARRED review “Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.” -- Christina Alger, USA TODAY betselling author of The Banker’s Wife “Leaves you wanting more.” -- Liv Constantine, author of the national bestseller The Last Mrs. Parrish “A... read more

Will hit you right in the heart” -- Bustle A PopSugar Best Book of Spring! “An exceptional psychological thriller.” -- Publishers Weekly STARRED review “Compulsively readable and deeply satisfying psychological suspense.” -- Christina Alger, USA TODAY betselling author of The Banker’s Wife “Leaves you wanting more.” -- Liv Constantine, author of the national bestseller The Last Mrs. Parrish “A... read more

The Wild West: Canada's Legalization of Marijuana

Jon Hiltz

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 legalization in Canada.During the year and a half it took to legalize cannabis in Canada, alarming reports of dangerous activities in the legal grey area of marijuana sales were all too familiar. While many w... read more

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 legalization in Canada.During the year and a half it took to legalize cannabis in Canada, alarming reports of dangerous activities in the legal grey area of marijuana sales were all too familiar. While many w... read more

Hong Kong Black: A Thriller (A Nick Foley Thriller Book 2)

Alex Ryan

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, along with dozens of other victims, the case takes a macabre turn. Suddenly, Nick finds himself embroiled in another bio-terrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terr... read more

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, along with dozens of other victims, the case takes a macabre turn. Suddenly, Nick finds himself embroiled in another bio-terrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terr... read more

The Life She Wants: A Novel

Robyn Carr

#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 friends confront their pasts and move towards their futures.In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to ... read more

#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 friends confront their pasts and move towards their futures.In the aftermath of her financier husband’s suicide, Emma Shay Compton’s dream life is shattered. Richard Compton stole his clients’ life savings to ... read more

Bound by Thorns (The Dragon Soul Series Book 3)

Sean Michael

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 forest—a place he can be alone. The dragon shifter keeps himself busy maintaining his territory in the park…that is, until he meets ex-soldier Greyson Paulson. Suddenly, Luke finds himself thinking of all... read more

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 forest—a place he can be alone. The dragon shifter keeps himself busy maintaining his territory in the park…that is, until he meets ex-soldier Greyson Paulson. Suddenly, Luke finds himself thinking of all... read more

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 each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, ... read more

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 each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, ... read more

Things to Do When It's Raining

Marissa Stapley

When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?Mae Summers has it all: a loving fiancé, Peter, a job at the flourishing company he owns and a beautiful New York City apartment. But Mae’s life shatters when she wakes up one morning to discover Peter gone—leaving only a cryptic note behind him—and the company in shambles, its investments founded on lies.There’s only one place for Mae to go:... read more

When secrets tear love apart, can the truth mend it?Mae Summers has it all: a loving fiancé, Peter, a job at the flourishing company he owns and a beautiful New York City apartment. But Mae’s life shatters when she wakes up one morning to discover Peter gone—leaving only a cryptic note behind him—and the company in shambles, its investments founded on lies.There’s only one place for Mae to go:... read more

Walk the Edge: A Thunder Road Novel

Katie McGarry

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 night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle clu... read more

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 night of shockingly un-Breanna-like behavior puts her into a vicious cyberbully's line of fire—and brings fellow senior Thomas "Razor" Turner into her life. Razor lives for the Reign of Terror motorcycle clu... read more

Marry Me at Christmas (Fool's Gold, Book 21)

Susan Mallery

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 closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every c... read more

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 closely with the gorgeous brother of the bride, movie star Jonny Blaze. How will a small-town girl like her keep from falling for the world's sexiest guy? Especially with mistletoe lurking around every c... read more

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