Kim Yarwood

Kim Yarwood – Editor

Non-fiction editor offering extensive experience across a wide variety of arts, humanities, social sciences, and general trade lists.


From fashion photographers to art historians, cookery writers to digital designers, children's fiction authors to postgraduate researchers, and sports journalists to management scholars, I have helped hundreds of writers from a variety of fields to find their voice, focus on their readership, and finish their best work.

My rates follow the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading's suggested minimum rates, adjusted according to the requirements of each project.

Antiques & Collectibles Art Business & Management Design Political Science & Current Affairs Psychology Travel Writing & Publishing
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Oct, 1995 — Present

Antique Collectors' Club

Aug, 2010 — Aug, 2012 (about 2 years)

Martin Books, Simon & Schuster (UK)

Mar, 2004 — Aug, 2005 (over 1 year)

The Ilex Press (Octopus Publishing Group)

Aug, 2000 — Aug, 2001 (about 1 year)

The Stationery Office (TSO; HMSO, privatized)

Mar, 1997 — Sep, 1999 (over 2 years)

Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO)

Dec, 1995 — Mar, 1997 (about 1 year)

Henderson Publishing

Jan, 1992 — Oct, 1995 (over 3 years)


A Must-read for Every Bibliophile!Book Lovers: Learn what can be done and what should be avoided to preserve a book's value.Book Collectors: Discover how to identify restorations, facsimiles, sophistications, and even fraud.Book Dealers: Get the information yo... read more
How Can We Become Better Questioners? We observe that great leaders ask the great questions, we read how creativity is fostered by asking the uncommon question, we experience how coaches inspire by asking the provocative question, and we solve the organization... read more
Analysing why we laugh and what we laugh at, and describing how performers can elicit this response from their audience, this book enables actors to create memorable – and hilarious – performances.Rooted in performance and performance criticism, Sidney Homan a... read more
In an educational environment that privileges scripted curricula and intensive preparation for high-stakes tests, the arts offer a more hands-on approach to learning and problem solving, challenging students to approach course material in personal and interact... read more
As writing instruction has become more standardized and structured, student voices have grown silent. Kids still chatter in the halls and socialize at the start of class, but on paper, their individual voices have vanished as they conform to the immutable stru... read more
A 2008 survey of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programs found that nearly half of those identified in a 1987 survey no longer existed twenty years later, pointing to a need for an approach to WAC administration that leads to programs that persist over ti... read more
Workshopping the Canon

Mary E. Styslinger

Workshopping the Canon introduces practicing and preservice English language arts teachers to a process for planning and teaching the most frequently taught texts in middle and secondary classrooms using a workshop approach. Demonstrating how to partner classi... read more
Shakespeare didn't write his plays for readers; he wrote individual "cue scripts" for actors who hadn't read the entire play but had to perform on the fly with almost no rehearsal. Those cue scripts have become the written form of his dramas, compiled original... read more
The transition from rote lessons, traditional pedagogy, and standardized tests begins with the belief that students need to learn how to learn--and learn to love learning. Great idea--but how do teachers actually implement a curriculum that gives students room... read more
One of the great unsung heroes of twentieth-century British design.
From the monuments of the ancient world to the modern waxwork museum, the sculpted portrait represents and makes present the living and the dead. Today, the art form remains the victim of its 19th-century heyday: the self-confidence, if not self-regard, of an ... read more
HardCover. Pages: 376 Publisher: Garden Art Press Augustine Henry is one of the most famous of the pioneering plant hunters to have travelled to China during the latter part of the 19th century. Playing a key role in establishing the basis for our present know... read more
Horses are very rare in Africa. The few to be found west of Sudan, from the lands of the Sahara and Sahel down to the fringes of the tropical forests, belong to the king, the chief warrior and to notable persons. Due to the dense humidity of the tropical rainf... read more
A guide for independent travellers to Eritrea, an African country. It provides the necessary information on Massawa port, a natural gateway to the 350 islands in the Red Sea that offer diving.
Europe in Black and White offers new critical perspectives on race, immigration, and identity on the Old Continent. In reconsidering the various forms of encounters with difference, such as multiculturalism and hybridity, the contributors address a number of i... read more
The book's mission is to document the legends of the Memphis soul music business. Photographer Thom Gilbert set up a photo studio at Royal Studios in Memphis, home of the famed Hi Records that launched the careers of Al Green, Ann Peebles, and dozens of others... read more
Robert Motherwell is a monograph to this pioneering Abstract Expressionist, who enjoyed early recognition. At 29 years, he had his first solo show at Peggy Guggenheim's legendary gallery (1944). A year later he moved to East Hampton, New York and commissioned ... read more
This catalogue analyses a field of art history that only recently has been given renewed attention with the translation in French (1997), English (2008) and Italian (2011) of Julius von Schlosser's 'History of Portraiture in Wax', originally published in Germa... read more
Paperback. Pages: 72 Publisher: Officina Liaria The radical changes undergone by Inuit society in Arctic Canada during the period starting with the 'discovery' of contemporary art in 1948. the more frequent contacts with Canadian counterparts and the relocatio... read more
HardCover. Pages: 88 Publisher: Officina Liaria This large-size book presents 40 paintings and drawings of this extraordinary observer of nature. His pieces were particularly lively because he was inspired by the living birds and mammals he was able to observe... read more
Cat Lady Chronicles

Diane Lovejoy

'Cat Lady Chronicles' is the heartwarming true story of an art-book editor who finds her unexpected calling as a Cat Lady. Author Diane Lovejoy shares her private joy in rescuing ten orphaned cats who desperately needed a Cat Lady to adopt them. As Lovejoy pas... read more
Alpha Cat

Paul Gallerani

Alphacats are a special breed: they are cats with a pedigree (well, most of them) and painted almost hair by hair, by scientific illustrator Gabriella Gallerani, in strict alphabetical order. Beautifully rendered in full colour, each one has its own letter on ... read more
Immigration is an ongoing, global phenomenon and schools and teachers in host countries must continually find new ways of working with the increasing numbers of immigrant pupils, including refugees and asylum seekers. Language and literacy are crucial for incl... read more
Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relati... read more
Hole's Live Through This
Discourse of Public Participation Media
This volume provides an essential roster of primary research methods as they apply to health communication inquiry. Editor Bryan B. Whaley brings together key health communication researchers to write about their primary methodological areas. Their chapters of... read more
Although multicultural education has made significant gains in recent years, with many courses specifically devoted to the topic in both undergraduate and graduate education programs, and more scholars of color teaching in these programs, these victories bring... read more
Although scholarly examinations of privilege have increased in recent decades, an emphasis on privilege studies pedagogy remains lacking within institutions. This edited collection explores best practices for effective teaching and learning about various forms... read more
This work bridges theory and practice in examining emerging approaches to enhancing resilience and t....
The development of self- and emotional regulatory processes helps children to regulate their behavior based on their cultural context and to develop positive social relationships. This handbook brings together heretofore disparate literatures on self- and emot... read more

Kim has 4 reviews





Roddrick C.

Roddrick C.

Jul, 2020

Kim was a delight to work with. Her corrections and edits were thoughtful and complete. Her recommended changes made the paper much stronger. The edited work was also delivered ahead of schedule. I am looking for to working with her again.
Sophia B.

Sophia B.

Aug, 2018

Working with Kim was a pleasure. I felt well taken care of due to her thoughtful questions and timely replies. The developmental editing and formatting she did for my book: Book Restoration Unveiled, helped to clarify areas that needed work and made it flow better. I am now working with a publisher and it is being released spring 2019.
Katherine R.

Katherine R.

Dec, 2017

Kim is a professional who knows her craft. Her insights and expertise was invaluable and evidenced in creating a publication that was properly referenced and engaging to my audience. She was both supportive and challenging (in the most lovely way), two characteristics that are vital qualities in an editor. I highly recommend her.
David H.

David H.

Feb, 2017

Kim is a true professional, excellent at her work, best communication skills. She has been wonderful to work with. Could not have asked for better.

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