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Kirstin Andrews

Kirstin Andrews - Editor

Austin, TX, United States

A copyeditor/ developmental editor who understands how painful the editing process can be. I'll kill your darlings, but I'll do it kindly.

Overview

I'm a developmental editor and copyeditor who specializes in fiction. As a writer myself, I understand the importance of building respect and trust during the editing process. I promise to preserve your unique voice, treat your work with care and kindness, and work with you to bring forth your vision for the project.

I have a bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing from the University of Washington. I am also a graduate of the University of Washington’s Editing Certificate Program, through which I received comprehensive training in grammar and punctuation, editing and proofreading best practices, and style guide utilization and maintenance.

I have experience editing and proofreading a range of different document types (including novel-length fiction, short fiction, memoir, academic writing, and college admissions essays), and I am proficient in several different style guides (primarily Chicago and AP). I pride myself in my ability to understand and communicate narrative techniques, catch both mechanical and content errors, and respect deadlines. I am passionate about storytelling, working with the written word, and ensuring that all documents that leave my hands are error-free.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management
Fiction
Paranormal Romance Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • University of Washington Editing Certificate Program
  • Barbara Sjoholm's Author-Editor Clinic

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Ideas, Influence, and Income: Write a Book, Build Your Brand, and Lead Your Industry

Tanya Hall

A comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and launching your book—and monetizing your content Are you considering writing a book to boost your visibility and credibility? Or just trying to figure out how to use the book you already have to build more influence and income? No matter where you are in the process, Ideas, Influence, and Income is your field guide to using a strategic and succe... read more

A comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and launching your book—and monetizing your content Are you considering writing a book to boost your visibility and credibility? Or just trying to figure out how to use the book you already have to build more influence and income? No matter where you are in the process, Ideas, Influence, and Income is your field guide to using a strategic and succe... read more

The Stronghold

Sebastian Bendix

18-year-old Bowie is the envy of his peers; the sharpest eye with a rifle, deadly as a viper in hand-to-hand combat, and set to marry the prettiest girl around. Papa Byrne, leader of the Fort Thunder militia, has high hopes for this rising star, sees him as the heir apparent to their Pacific Northwest island stronghold.That all changes when a plane crashes into the island. Its sole survivor is... read more

18-year-old Bowie is the envy of his peers; the sharpest eye with a rifle, deadly as a viper in hand-to-hand combat, and set to marry the prettiest girl around. Papa Byrne, leader of the Fort Thunder militia, has high hopes for this rising star, sees him as the heir apparent to their Pacific Northwest island stronghold.That all changes when a plane crashes into the island. Its sole survivor is... read more

Odessa, Odessa: A Novel

Barbara Artson

Odessa, Odessa follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia.It begins as Henya, wife of Rabbi Mendel Kolopsky, considers an unexpected pregnancy and the hardships ahead for the children she already has. Soon after the child is born, Cossacks ransack the Kolopskys’ home, severely beating Mendel. In the aftermath, he tells ... read more

Odessa, Odessa follows the families of two sons from a proud lineage of rabbis and cantors in a shtetl near Odessa in western Russia.It begins as Henya, wife of Rabbi Mendel Kolopsky, considers an unexpected pregnancy and the hardships ahead for the children she already has. Soon after the child is born, Cossacks ransack the Kolopskys’ home, severely beating Mendel. In the aftermath, he tells ... read more

Unreasonable Doubts: A Novel

Reyna Marder Gentin

Jaded New York City Public Defender Liana Cohen would give anything to have one client in whom she can believe. Dozens of hardened criminals and repeat offenders have chipped away at her faith in both herself and the system. Her boyfriend Jakob’s high-powered law firm colleagues see her do-gooder job as a joke, which only adds to the increasing strain in their relationship. Enter imprisoned fe... read more

Jaded New York City Public Defender Liana Cohen would give anything to have one client in whom she can believe. Dozens of hardened criminals and repeat offenders have chipped away at her faith in both herself and the system. Her boyfriend Jakob’s high-powered law firm colleagues see her do-gooder job as a joke, which only adds to the increasing strain in their relationship. Enter imprisoned fe... read more

A Vampire's Unlikely Alliance (Demon's Witch Series Book 3)

Tena Stetler

Stefan is a Native American vampire, former assassin for the Vampire Council. In a twist of fate, he now DJ’s the midnight shift for a small radio station in Whitefish, Montana, on the edge of Glacier National Park where his secret is safe until...Born in Ireland, Brandy now works as a park ranger and trail guide in the park. During a full moon, Stefan and Brandy’s paths cross in a near physic... read more

Stefan is a Native American vampire, former assassin for the Vampire Council. In a twist of fate, he now DJ’s the midnight shift for a small radio station in Whitefish, Montana, on the edge of Glacier National Park where his secret is safe until...Born in Ireland, Brandy now works as a park ranger and trail guide in the park. During a full moon, Stefan and Brandy’s paths cross in a near physic... read more

Red Blood, Yellow Skin: The Endless Journey

Linda L.T. Baer

Linda Loan Thi Baer was born Nguyen Thi Loan in 1947, in the small village of Tao Xa, Thai Binh, North Vietnam. Her father was killed during a Viet Minh attack in 1951. Her mother remarried a wealthy practitioner of Chinese medicine who was also a war widower. Their family relocated to South Vietnam during the mass exodus of 1954, where they were forced to move constantly due to economic, poli... read more

Linda Loan Thi Baer was born Nguyen Thi Loan in 1947, in the small village of Tao Xa, Thai Binh, North Vietnam. Her father was killed during a Viet Minh attack in 1951. Her mother remarried a wealthy practitioner of Chinese medicine who was also a war widower. Their family relocated to South Vietnam during the mass exodus of 1954, where they were forced to move constantly due to economic, poli... read more

The Gig Is Up : Thrive in the Gig Economy, Where Old Jobs Are Obsolete and Freelancing Is the Future

Olga Mizrahi

Win in a world of increasing choice by becoming the clear, unique fit. The gig economy is made up of project-based, or on-demand services, that can be provided by anyone. The common denominator in the gig economy is technology, so our modern online-lives provide the perfect marketplace for the ever-diversifying opportunities in the gig economy. By some estimates, 2020 will see half of all work... read more

Win in a world of increasing choice by becoming the clear, unique fit. The gig economy is made up of project-based, or on-demand services, that can be provided by anyone. The common denominator in the gig economy is technology, so our modern online-lives provide the perfect marketplace for the ever-diversifying opportunities in the gig economy. By some estimates, 2020 will see half of all work... read more

Topple: The End of the Firm-Based Strategy and the Rise of New Models for Explosive Growth

Ralph Welborn PhD, Sajan Pillai

What made businesses successful yesterday is not what will make them effective tomorrow. The most successful, and explosive growth leaders of today—and tomorrow—reflect a new competitive reality: The new competitive landscape will be shaped less by firm-specific strategies than by business ecosystems. The objective of Ralph and Sajan's book is straight-forward: to help organizations understand... read more

What made businesses successful yesterday is not what will make them effective tomorrow. The most successful, and explosive growth leaders of today—and tomorrow—reflect a new competitive reality: The new competitive landscape will be shaped less by firm-specific strategies than by business ecosystems. The objective of Ralph and Sajan's book is straight-forward: to help organizations understand... read more

Shift Up!: Strengths Strategies for Optimal Living

DeAnna Murphy, Lisa Dawn Gregory, Steve Jeffs

A Shift Up!Have you ever wondered why you feel stuck or keep experiencing the same frustrations over and over? Are you wanting to experience a Shift Up! from depleting and draining relationships so you can live in high energy and performance every day? Life-Changing Strategies. The authors of Shift Up! and the thought leader team of People Acuity™, a Minnesota-based Strengths Strategy® company... read more

A Shift Up!Have you ever wondered why you feel stuck or keep experiencing the same frustrations over and over? Are you wanting to experience a Shift Up! from depleting and draining relationships so you can live in high energy and performance every day? Life-Changing Strategies. The authors of Shift Up! and the thought leader team of People Acuity™, a Minnesota-based Strengths Strategy® company... read more

Lone Wolf in Jerusalem

Ehud Diskin

A Thrilling Tale of Love, Loss, and Revenge David Gabinski leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazis in WWII. After the war, he makes his way to Israel, where he learns the British Empire is preventing Holocaust survivors from immigrating to their Jewish homeland. David realizes he must once again use the guerilla tactics he learned fighting the Nazis to help his... read more

A Thrilling Tale of Love, Loss, and Revenge David Gabinski leads a courageous group of Jewish resistance fighters against the Nazis in WWII. After the war, he makes his way to Israel, where he learns the British Empire is preventing Holocaust survivors from immigrating to their Jewish homeland. David realizes he must once again use the guerilla tactics he learned fighting the Nazis to help his... read more

Drinking from the Trough: A Veterinarian's Memoir

Mary E. Carlson DVM

Mary Carlson didn't start out to become a veterinarian, let alone the owner and caretaker of cats (many), dogs (two, both huskies), and horses (some with manners, some without) in Colorado. She was a suburban Chicago girl; all she knew of the American West came from the stories her uncle, who had settled in northern Colorado, told her during his annual visits. But thanks to him, she ended up m... read more

Mary Carlson didn't start out to become a veterinarian, let alone the owner and caretaker of cats (many), dogs (two, both huskies), and horses (some with manners, some without) in Colorado. She was a suburban Chicago girl; all she knew of the American West came from the stories her uncle, who had settled in northern Colorado, told her during his annual visits. But thanks to him, she ended up m... read more

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