Kristin Foti Errico

Kristin Foti Errico – Editor

Copy editor and proofreader with nearly 20 years of experience in print publishing, specifically children’s, teen, YA, and adult trade.

Overview

I have nearly 20 years of experience in managing editorial, working on both fiction and nonfiction in children’s books, middle grade, teen, YA, and adult trade. Whether it’s a chapter book, cookbook, picture book, or board book, I’m excited to see great content shine.


I began my journey at Harlequin where I learned the ins and outs of trade book production, working closely with editorial and freelance pools. Over the years, I supervised beta readers, then copy editors, and built up Harlequin’s sensitivity/authenticity read freelance program, which was eventually adopted by several of HarperCollins’s imprints.


I also learned all about nonfiction publishing and supported Harlequin Nonfiction and Hanover Square Press books.


These days I’m at Little Bee Books, elbow deep in picture, board, activity, and chapter books for all ages, copy editing and proofreading a wide range of content and style.


I have worn so many different hats over the years, and I’m eager to put all that experience to good use! I’m a full-time employee and a mother of two, but I will always respond in a timely fashion and treat my collaborators with the same professionalism I bring to my office.


I believe great stories underpin our lives and guide us on our journey, so of course, I love what I do! And I’m always looking for an opportunity to support storytelling’s place in the world.


A few things more things to know about how I can best help:

As a copy editor, I can only go so far in editing content and should be sought only after a work is fully developed. If I find a work is too rough, I'll kick it back and recommend submitting it to a developmental editor. A developmental read will smooth out higher level issues and pave the way for a more effective copy edit.


Proofreading is best done after a book has been set by a professional designer and comes at the very end of your process. Raw manuscript files shouldn't be submitted for a proofread—but I'll be happy to copy edit them!


I use Merriam Webster and Chicago Manual of Style regularly and will consult both for spelling and style decisions. If there is a particular style or rule that you want me to follow instead, e.g., avoiding the oxford comma, etc., then absolutely let me know.


Happy writing!

Services
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Middle Grade Picture Books Romance Young Adult
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Little Bee Books

Aug, 2021 — Present

Managing Editor ensures all book, cover, and sales copy is correct, typo-free, and consistent while also ensuring books keep to their deadlines.

Harlequin

May, 2006 — Aug, 2021 (over 15 years)

Kristin has 3 reviews

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Robert S.

Robert S.

Jun, 2024

In a writing partnership, Kristin stands out as someone who exemplifies the qualities necessary for success as an aspiring author. Her mentorship took my first novel to the next level, thanks to her honesty, attention to detail, and professionalism. I learned so much from her as she challenged me to delve deeper into character development, the realm's intricacies, and the plot's twists and turn...
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Kristin F.
Robert, thank you so very much for your kind review! Your words warm my heart. I’m thrilled to have helped you on your path to authorship.
Josh O.

Josh O.

Dec, 2023

Kristin was wonderful to work with. She picked up on edits that called for a painstaking attention to detail. Would highly recommend her for anyone looking for an editorial hand.
KayJay M.

KayJay M.

Aug, 2023

I've already hired Kristen twice in one month to copy edit two different projects. She is a talented and hard working. Delighted to have found her. Thanks Kristen!

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