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KMH Editing

My clients have included Cantata Learning, Coffee House Press, Lerner Publishing Group, Penguin Young Readers, A Public Space, Penn State Journals, University of Notre Dame Press, and the Quarto Group; hybrid and self-publishers such as Beaver's Pond Press and Wise Ink Publishing; and corporate and individual authors. While I edit on many topics and at many levels, I have concentrated experience in creative nonfiction, social and cultural history, LGBTQIA+ interest, personal and professional development, and memoir; picture books, children's nonfiction, and YA fiction; and genre fiction including speculative, science fiction/fantasy, and thrillers.

Before going solo, I worked in-house in roles ranging from typesetter to production editor to acquisitions editor to warehouse and distribution manager, covering nearly the entire publication process. I hold a BA in English, German, and Women's Writing from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN) and an MA in Literary Publishing from Hamline University (St. Paul, MN); between the two degrees I completed the Radcliffe Publishing Course. In addition to PEN, I am a member of the EFA and ACES, and I serve on the board of the Minnesota Book Publishers Roundtable.

Like any good book geek, I enjoy reading a wide range of topics, from speculative fiction to history to creative nonfiction. I am a semiprofessional vocalist, and my work as a fiber artist drives special interests in historic embroidery and hand spinning. I bring the joy of passionate craft to my editing work so that my clients can explore their own passions through confident writing.

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Series, Substantive
Other Services
Author coaching, Editorial project management, Manuscript critique, Production
An eclectic background including biography, memoir, women's literature, spirituality, and self-help; literary writing; genre fiction, especially thrillers and science fiction/fantasy; young adult fiction and non-fiction; and picture books
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science fiction, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres
Academic, Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Business, Creative nonfiction, Essay, History, Self-help, Travel
Age Levels
Pre-K, Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, Adult
End Products
Fiction and nonfiction books, manuscript evaluations, book production plans
Style Manuals
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association, Minnesota Book Publishers’ Roundtable