Kristen Helt

Kristen Helt - Editor

Grove, OK, USA

Deadline-driven copy editor with a demonstrated history in team communication and working independently.

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Overview

I have experience editing all genres of fiction and history while being proficient in Microsoft Word Review editing (with comments). I excel in finding grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, addressing tone and style deviations, confusing transitions and syntax, misused words, and evaluating the book's overall flow. I will always focus on quality work, communication, and meeting deadlines.

In 2018 I began a book reviewing website where I reviewed every novel I could get my hands on. Eventually, I received ARCs directly from authors and publishing houses to review and share on social media. Renowned authors like Tanya Anne Crosby feature my reviews on their websites and Amazon pages (Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews).

As I began working more closely with authors, I felt comfortable branching away from book reviews into copy editing. I have been working for a publishing house as a freelance editor and enjoy the camaraderie of sharing ideas with other editors and authors.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Historical Fiction
Historical Romance
Paranormal Romance
Time Travel Romance
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
History

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Oliver-Heber Books
June, 2022 – Present (8 months)

Copy editing and proofreading books to be published and books that have been published by the author’s previous house.

Writing reviews for select Oliver-Heber ARCs. Promoting the reviews on social media, Amazon.com, and Goodreads.

Communicating with editors and authors by text, email, and Slack.

Whiskey & Wit Book Reviews

Self-employed
May, 2018 – Present (over 4 years)

An emphasis on reviewing all genres of fiction and history.
Subscribers to the website receive weekly emails when new reviews are posted.
Authors submit ARCs for review consideration.
Reviews are promoted on social media, Amazon.com, and Goodreads.

Five Chimneys

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