Kate Caraballo

Kate Caraballo – Editor

Copyeditor/proofreader 6+ years. Works with first-time authors, professors, and small Catholic presses. Passionate about poetry and drama.

Overview

I began working as an editor at Belmont Abbey College, specializing in our community-wide literary journal, Agora. Interdepartmental needs drew out more of my interest in editing services. I was employed on various projects, from typesetting (Middle Earth and the Return to the Common Good by Joshua Hren) to proofreading (poetry by Dr. Mary Ellen Weir) to developmental editing (Dr. Grattan Brown's "'Medical Futility': Help or Hobgoblin in End-of-Life Discussions"). At the end of my college career, Wiseblood Books hired me as an intern, which eventually blossomed into a more permanent position as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for the small, yet booming press. With my foot in the door, I have expanded my work into other small, up-in-coming presses, catching other exciting side projects in my ever-growing net. Over the last five years, some of those projects include developmentally editing and producing a new musical, The Smile of Grace, which debuted in the summer of 2021; revamping and copyediting promotional material, recruitment copy, and pamphlets for Good Will Publishers; collaborating with first-time authors on fiction novels (Follow the Devil / Follow the Light by Jeremiah Webster; The Walk by Glenn Weaver) and personal projects (Fire on the Drift by Annie Owens); co-creating, writing, and editing a new blog series and podcast for Holy Heroes; and working with Sophia Institute Press as a freelance copyeditor for Catholic accounts on virtuous living and trips to Lourdes, France.


Although I have worked most often with fiction novels, my expert eye reaches further into the work of playwrights, poets, short story writers, and cultural critics. Every writer has a unique style. My job is both to honor and improve upon that style. I am dedicated to assisting an author's artistry in reaching its full potential.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Poetry Short Story
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Wiseblood Books

Sep, 2019 — Present

Sophia Institute Press

Oct, 2022 — Present

Holy Heroes

Aug, 2022 — Present

Community Services of America at Good Will Publishers

Jun, 2021 — Aug, 2021 (2 months)

Portfolio

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Cairo

Kolton Lane

"Cairo" is a captivating collection of poetry that delves into the depths of personal exploration and the pursuit of freedom. Set against the vibrant backdrop of the historic city of Cairo, the book follows the journey of the author as he embarks on a profound... read more
Miracles

Ayako, Sono

The Joseph Tree

Chenot, Isabel

Poetry and Mysticism

Maritain, Raïssa

Works of Mercy

Thomas, Sally

Minor Indignities

Merrill, Trevor Cribben

Boundaries of Eden

Arbery, Glenn

Hold Fast

Brown, Spencer

Kate has 6 reviews

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BREAK O.

BREAK O.

May, 2024

Working with Kate is a pleasure! She has edited my manuscript twice, and now we're teaming up for the proofreading. I have great trust and value in her editing skills and exceptional professionalism.
Jared D.

Jared D.

Dec, 2023

Kate offered wonderful thoughts and encouraging feedback.
Blake B.

Blake B.

Nov, 2023

Kate was very prompt in her response time. She finished the project well ahead of deadline and she did a very thorough and excellent job.
BREAK O.

BREAK O.

Nov, 2023

She thouroughly edited my manuscript and left me with valuable feedback that will change the way I edit my drafts in the future. I hope to work with her again in the future. She is a 5 star editor.
Kate C.
Thank you, Myra, for being such a delight to work with!
Kolton L.

Kolton L.

Jun, 2023

I recently had the privilege of working with Kate, who truly deserves every bit of praise. Words cannot express how grateful I am for the outstanding service, professionalism, and expertise she brought to the table. Without a doubt, her remarkable talent and dedication elevated my manuscript to new heights, and I am thrilled to share my experience with others. From the very beginning, Kate dem...
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