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Kristen Parkhill

Kristen Parkhill - Editor

Austin, Texas

Freelance editor with over 10 years of experience in the publishing and journalism industries.

Overview

I have 10+ years of experience writing and editing in the publishing and journalism industries. I started my career as a general assignment reporter at a mid-size daily newspaper in Northern Michigan. There, I covered government and politics, education, community events, and wrote features and profiles on notable community residents. I believe my beginnings in journalism gave me a fantastic foundation and taught me essential skills I still use to this day as an editor, such as: looking at a story or subject matter from multiple points of view, becoming an expert on a subject in a matter of hours, meeting tight deadlines, and explaining complex concepts that anyone can understand. I used those skills, as well as my keen editing eye to move on to a career in B2B publishing. I managed multiple publications (both print and digital), managed freelance authors, and oversaw all phases of publication, including design and layout.


Now I work as a freelance editor. My past projects include educational, academic, narrative nonfiction, cooking/food, healthcare, and nutrition/wellness books and publications. I have performed substantive edits, proofreading, and everything in between. Ihave a knack for maintaining voice and tone while helping authors reach their highest potential. Helping authors see their books come alive is my passion!

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Parenting & Families Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-Employed

October, 2010 – Present (about 6 years)

I edit books, periodicals, academic journal submissions, theses and dissertations, blog posts, and marketing content. Book projects include manuscripts related to education, healthcare compliance, health and wellness, nutrition, cooking, career building, and self help.

Associate Editor

Wellesley Information Systems

October, 2009 – October, 2010 (about 1 year)

I oversaw a monthly magazine publication, which included curating content, recruiting and managing freelance authors, editing lengthy manuscripts, and collaborating with graphic design to layout and design the magazine.

Associate Editor

HCPro, Inc.

May, 2008 – October, 2009 (over 1 year)

I wrote, edited, and managed a weekly e-zine and monthly print publication. I also covered breaking news with "e-blasts," maintained a blog, and managed social media for my publications.

General Assignment Reporter

The Mining Journal

October, 2006 – May, 2008 (over 1 year)

As a reporter at a mid-sized daily, I covered local and state government and politics, education, and community events. I also wrote profiles and features on notable community residents, historical places, and local culture.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

52 Healthy Paleo Breakfast Ideas: Dairy, Gluten, and Grain Free Morning Meal Ideas

Caitlin Weeks

This book is designed for people who want to have a healthy and satisfying breakfast so they can stick to their weight loss goals. This book includes recipes that are easy to make in a hurry but are full of protein to keep them full for hours and regulate blood sugar. The recipes are free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar. Most have all natural sugar free options. It also includes ove... read more

This book is designed for people who want to have a healthy and satisfying breakfast so they can stick to their weight loss goals. This book includes recipes that are easy to make in a hurry but are full of protein to keep them full for hours and regulate blood sugar. The recipes are free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar. Most have all natural sugar free options. It also includes ove... read more

Essential Oils for the Holidays

Karen Sorenson

Learn the basics of essential oils and learn to make essential oil recipes to help make your holiday season festive. The recipes are geared toward the holidays, but have several suggestions to easily use the recipes all year long.

Learn the basics of essential oils and learn to make essential oil recipes to help make your holiday season festive. The recipes are geared toward the holidays, but have several suggestions to easily use the recipes all year long.

Ditch the Wheat

Carol Lovett

Ditch the Wheat. Three words and a cookbook that will forever change your life.Carol Lovett delivers a culinary masterpiece that will leave you satisfied and feeling terrific, while enabling you to happily break free of grains, gluten, legumes and dairy. Ditch the Wheat offers over 120 paleo-friendly recipes that are perfect for anyone looking to change their diet or just diversify their exist... read more

Ditch the Wheat. Three words and a cookbook that will forever change your life.Carol Lovett delivers a culinary masterpiece that will leave you satisfied and feeling terrific, while enabling you to happily break free of grains, gluten, legumes and dairy. Ditch the Wheat offers over 120 paleo-friendly recipes that are perfect for anyone looking to change their diet or just diversify their exist... read more

Devotional Islam in Contemporary South Asia: Shrines, Journeys and Wanderers (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series)

The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a society. The book discusses the role of popular Islam in structuring individual and collective identiti... read more

The Muslim shrine is at the crossroad of many processes involving society and culture. It is the place where a saint – often a Sufi - is buried, and it works as a main social factor, with the power of integrating or rejecting people and groups, and as a mirror reflecting the intricacies of a society. The book discusses the role of popular Islam in structuring individual and collective identiti... read more

Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction: Beyond the Opium Dens (Routledge/Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) East Asian Series)

Guy Ramsay

Addiction to illicit drugs is a pressing social concern across greater China, where there are likely several million drug addicts at present. This research breaks new ground by examining Chinese people’s stories of drug addiction. Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how drug addiction is represented and constructed in a series of contemporary life stories and filmic stor... read more

Addiction to illicit drugs is a pressing social concern across greater China, where there are likely several million drug addicts at present. This research breaks new ground by examining Chinese people’s stories of drug addiction. Chinese Stories of Drug Addiction systematically evaluates how drug addiction is represented and constructed in a series of contemporary life stories and filmic stor... read more

Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology: Theory and Methods

Valery Chirkov

This is the first book that provides detailed guidelines of how to conduct multi-disciplinary research to study people’s behaviors in different cultures. Readers are encouraged to look beyond disciplinary boundaries to address issues between individuals and their socio-cultural environments so as to design the most effective studies possible. The core philosophical and theoretical assumptions ... read more

This is the first book that provides detailed guidelines of how to conduct multi-disciplinary research to study people’s behaviors in different cultures. Readers are encouraged to look beyond disciplinary boundaries to address issues between individuals and their socio-cultural environments so as to design the most effective studies possible. The core philosophical and theoretical assumptions ... read more

Dealing with Difficult Parents

Todd Whitaker, Douglas J. Fiore

Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Par... read more

Communicating with parents is one of the most challenging and potentially stressful tasks that teachers face on a daily basis. Whether trying to resolve a heated argument or delivering bad news, it is essential to know how to handle difficult situations and establish positive relationships with your students’ parents. In this updated second edition of the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Par... read more

A School Leader's Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

Todd Whitaker, Douglas J. Fiore

This new supplement to the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition is designed to help you with the specific challenges you face as a school leader when dealing with parents. The main book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition, shows how your teachers and other educators can communicate with parents more effectively. With this new supplement, you’ll learn how you, as a l... read more

This new supplement to the bestselling Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition is designed to help you with the specific challenges you face as a school leader when dealing with parents. The main book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition, shows how your teachers and other educators can communicate with parents more effectively. With this new supplement, you’ll learn how you, as a l... read more

Study Guide to Dealing with Difficult Parents

Todd Whitaker, Douglas J. Fiore

This Study Guide provides a variety of thought-provoking questions and activities to help you implement the concepts in the bestselling book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition. For each chapter of the book, the Study Guide offers discussion questions, journal prompts, and group activities. You can work on these sections independently, in book studies, in professional learning communi... read more

This Study Guide provides a variety of thought-provoking questions and activities to help you implement the concepts in the bestselling book, Dealing with Difficult Parents, 2nd Edition. For each chapter of the book, the Study Guide offers discussion questions, journal prompts, and group activities. You can work on these sections independently, in book studies, in professional learning communi... read more

National Testing in Schools: An Australian assessment (Local/Global Issues in Education)

Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including: media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance pressures within... read more

Over the last two decades, large-scale national, or provincial, standardised testing has become prominent in the schools of many countries around the globe. National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment draws on research to consider the nature of national testing and its multiple effects, including: media responses and constructions such as league tables of performance pressures within... read more

Tourist Clusters, Destinations and Competitiveness: Theoretical issues and empirical evidences (Routledge Advances in Regional Economics, Science and Policy)

Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world economy. Increasingly, research on tourism destinations has been at the centre of debates concerning destination competitiveness, governance, policies and destination management and marketing. This book investigates tourist destinations from two different perspectives. First, it approaches destinations using the con... read more

Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing sectors in the world economy. Increasingly, research on tourism destinations has been at the centre of debates concerning destination competitiveness, governance, policies and destination management and marketing. This book investigates tourist destinations from two different perspectives. First, it approaches destinations using the con... read more

Conceptual and Interactive Embodiment: Foundations of Embodied Cognition Volume 2

This two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary field of Embodied Cognition. With contributions from internationally acknowledged researchers from a variety of fields, Foundations of Embodied Cognition reveals how intelligent behaviour emerges from the interplay between brain, body and environment. Drawing on the most recent theoretical and empirical findings in ... read more

This two-volume set provides a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary field of Embodied Cognition. With contributions from internationally acknowledged researchers from a variety of fields, Foundations of Embodied Cognition reveals how intelligent behaviour emerges from the interplay between brain, body and environment. Drawing on the most recent theoretical and empirical findings in ... read more

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children: A Guide for the Community Practitioner

Katharina Manassis

This book aims to bridge the gap between child cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as practiced in academic centers and its use in community settings by using a step-by-step, practical approach the book spells out child CBT assessment and treatment considerations that are often not detailed in treatment manuals but are highly relevant to community practitioners.

This book aims to bridge the gap between child cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) as practiced in academic centers and its use in community settings by using a step-by-step, practical approach the book spells out child CBT assessment and treatment considerations that are often not detailed in treatment manuals but are highly relevant to community practitioners.

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