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 150 books, 6 websites, 8 business documents, 37 resumes and cover letters, 40 biographies, and 5 personal statements.

  • Member of Editorial Freelance Association

  • Intermediate member of CIEP

  • 5 years' editing experience

  • Earned my bachelor's in English education with honors

  • 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.

  • 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

Each client page contains my rates, portfolio, contact form, and testimonials specific to that type of client.

  • Fiction Authors: YA fantasy, supernatural; YA and adult dystopian, mystery, thriller; middle grade; picture books; and chapter books

  • Nonfiction Authors: self-help, memoirs, and religious guide 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.

5 Stars

Working with Katie was a fantastic experience for me, as I was writing my first book and had a non-literary background. Katie really improved my writing where it was a bit wordy and gave several useful suggestions of placement of material. Furthermore, her questions about the text brought up places where it could be improved. This made her a really great content and copy editor. On deadlines and communication, I felt all of it was smooth and reliable. I recommend Katie very highly and would not hesitate to use her services again!

Sonia Weyers 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)