I work with clients who need structural editing, copy-editing or proofreading for manuscripts of any length, fiction or non-fiction. I have a master’s degree in journalism and 11 years of experience at a daily newspaper, including two years as editorial pages editor and two years as deputy editorial pages editor.

I currently work on an ongoing basis for a corporate client as a freelance copy-editor, and have been a volunteer mentor/editor for many years for The OpEd Project and Informed Opinions.

I am also a fiction writer with more than 20 short stories published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Escape Pod and Daily Science Fiction, and a novella published by Abaddon Books. My first novel is coming out in 2018 from ChiZine Publications. I’m an active member of SFWA and of the Codex and East Block Irregulars writers groups, with years of experience reading and critiquing other writers’ fiction. I’m represented by agent Jennie Goloboy.

As a member of the editors’ collective, The Wordmasons, I am happy to refer you to one of my colleagues whenever I’m not available for a project. You can find out more about us, including our rates, at the Wordmasons website. (For clients who’ve worked with me before I joined the Wordmasons, nothing changes; your rates are grandfathered so long as you work directly with me. If you’d like another option, particularly when I’m not available, Spencer or Charlotte will give you a quote.)

Contact: kateheartfield@gmail.com