Welcome! I’m Kim.
As a developmental editor and writing coach, I help writers address issues in their books relating to structure, plot, characterization, writing craft, and more. Some of the specific services I provide include:
- Editing complete books
- Editing 1st pages, query letters, and synopses
- Editing short stories and creative nonfiction pieces
- Coaching clients in private Zoom sessions
- Teaching writers in group workshops
I encourage you to poke around my website to find out more about what I offer. And if you really want to get to know me and get in on some writing fun, sign up above for my free e-publication, [KIM’S NOTES].
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As a developmental editor and writing teacher, I’ve worked with hundreds of writers—
some with serious publishing ambitions and some
who are just serious about learning the craft.
Here’s what they say about me…
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A few years ago I joined a bunch of writing groups on Facebook. I wanted to see what writers were talking about—I wanted to understand what questions they were asking in hopes that I’d learn how to better help my clients and students. I jumped in here or there to offer support or weigh in…
I’ve always loved spooky books. I recently re-read one of Ruth Chew’s magical chapter books and was transported back—young Kim reading in a corner of my third-grade classroom, the steamy windows decorated with tissue paper bats and jack-o’-lanterns, the smell of chili and cinnamon rolls wafting in from the gymnasium lunchroom. When fall arrives I…