Editing Services

General Information

As the writer of any type of content, you have done the hard work. So first, congratulations! You did it! Now, you need a guide to help smooth out any potential issues.

I act as that guide—a beacon—building a trusting partnership with you through kindly worded queries, astute suggestions, and changes that preserve your voice.

Instead of paying for multiple editors, you can hire me for multiple editing needs in one packaged deal, saving you time and money. My package deal includes several editorial rounds so I can focus in on every detail while also addressing big-picture issues.

My credentials

  • Completed professional editing courses (see course list)

  • Edited over 100 books, 6 websites, 8 business documents, 37 resumes and cover letters, 35 biographies, and 4 personal statements.

  • Member of Editorial Freelance Association

  • Earned my bachelor's in English education

  • Graded copious amounts of student essays during my eight-year teaching career

Editing services I offer

  • Copyediting: fixing errors with grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation; suggesting changes to sentence structure and word choice, ensuring your language is clear, fluid, and pleasurable to read; and ensuring consistency.

  • *My copyediting service includes what some call line or stylistic editing as well.

  • Substantive editing/developmental editing: suggesting and making changes to content and organization—ensuring clear, coherent delivery. With fiction this means looking at plot, characters, setting, pacing, and point of view.

Clients I work with

Individual client pages contain my rates, portfolio, contact form, and reviews.

  • Fiction Authors: YA dystopian & fantasy, middle-grade fiction, picture books, and thriller/mystery

  • Nonfiction Authors: self-help books and some general nonfiction books.

  • Business Professionals: website content, business marketing documents, and self-marketing documents (resumes, cover letters, biographies, and personal statements)

Want to learn more about my rates and services and discuss a partnership?

Just go to the individual client page, and then when you are ready to discuss a partnership, click the button on that page to fill out the form.

Testimonials

Featured Review from Nicholas Boothman, a New York Times Bestselling Author:

5 Stars! A great book is two hands clapping. One is the writer; the other the editor. I have worked with a lot of top editors over the years and while they all have talent the majority live in a world of their own timing – they are not reliable. So while there may well be two hands clapping they don’t clap at the same time which leads the writer into realms of frustration. Waiting, wondering and worrying. Not so with Katie Chambers. She is an excellent substantive editor and is prompt and reliable. A pleasure and a relief to work with. That being said the bottom line with any review is would you work with this person again? And the answer is a definite yes. And I will recommend her to my fellow authors and speakers. Thanks Katie.

4.7 Stars (Skills, Quality, Availability, Cooperation=5; Deadlines and Communication=4)

I feel Katie did an excellent job overall! This was my first book, so I had a lot of editing that needed to be done. I wrote the book several times over an extended time, so there was a lot of repetition and too much detail that I feel she did a great job sorting through. In the beginning we didn’t communicate clearly about time expectations. However, once we cleared that issue up she was awesome at doing all she could to ensure meeting deadlines, which I really appreciated. On the first edit, she missed a couple things like switching tenses, and proper capitalization/editing of headlines, however she brought the tense issue to my attention and went back to fix it for me. She did several edits, correcting tenses and headlines on her second edit. I am satisfied with her work and would hire her again and recommend her to others. Thank you Katie for all your hard work! 🙂

Ashlee Self-help book

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Professional Memberships and Associations

     

Professional Development Courses

ACES COURSES

  • Substantive Editing: Untangling the Weeds

EFA COURSES

  • Developmental (Substantive) Editing of Nonfiction
  • Developmental (Substantive) Editing of Fiction, Three-part Series: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced
  • Copyediting Fiction
  • Copyediting Intermediate
  • Introduction to Children’s Literature
  • Book Mapping for Developmental Editors
  • Line Editing for Fiction and Creative Nonfiction

COPYEDITING.COM WEBINARS

  • Copyediting Fiction
  • Editing for the Web

MISCELLANEOUS COURSES

  • Fiction Copyediting and Line Editing (Jennifer Lawler)
  • Using Sentence-Level Clues to Diagnose Developmental Issues in Fiction (Jennifer Lawler)