Kim Robinson

Kim Robinson
Misty City Editing

I’m Kim Robinson and I’m a professional freelance editor living in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. I received formal training in editing at the University of Washington and am a graduate of the rigorous Certificate in Editing program. I’m a member of the Northwest Editors Guild, ACES: The Society for Editing, and the Editorial Freelancers Association. 

I work on book-length fiction and nonfiction. Every and all genres are on the table, including, but not limited to children’s and young adult, graphic novels, cookbooks, memoirs/biographies, horror, mystery/thriller, LGBTQIA+, poetry, romance, and science fiction/fantasy. I work on web content like blogs and online magazines as well. If you have any type of content that needs editing, contact me and let’s talk about it! My clients include independent authors, publishers, and small presses.

I provide a wide range of services from developmental editing, to copyediting, to light proofreading. There are myriad terms used for all the styles and stages of editing. You can find a detailed list and full descriptions of all the services I provide on the services page. If you don’t see what you are looking for, or if you are unsure of the type of service you need, please contact me and we can figure it out together.

My editing style is to learn about you, my author, and support you in your project goals. I ask lots of questions about you, your project, and what it is you want from me. I do not pass judgement or criticize. I respect my clients as writers. I encourage you and offer praise for your strengths. I want you to feel excited about my edits because they are only there to make your work shine. It is not my job to change your voice, but to amplify it. I remove only what could distract the reader and take them out of a story. I want to help make sure that your chosen audience reads your story until the very end. 

Editing Services:
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive
Writing Services:
Books, Fiction, Magazine, Newsletter, Nonfiction, Poetry
Other Services:
Content review, Ebooks, Fact-checking, Indexing, Manuscript critique, Social media, Style guide creation, Transcription
Fiction Genres:
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor/satire, Mystery, Mythology, Poetry, Romance, Science fiction, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres:
Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Cookbooks, Creative nonfiction, Essay, DIY/how-to, History, Self-help, Travel, True crime
Age Levels:
Infant and toddler, Pre-K, Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
End Products:
books, ebooks, magazines, websites, blogs, comic books
Style Manuals:
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe InDesign, Google Docs, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships:
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association