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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 (almost 2 years)

Portfolio (5 selected works)

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

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

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

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