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You want your writing to have an impact on your readers, and Kristen is the editor to help you achieve that goal. Whether you are considering a comprehensive content review, a proofread, or a copyedit of your work, Kristen brings over a decade of experience and a keen editorial eye to your project.


Kristen holds a BA in Creative Writing (Fiction) and a Professional Certificate in Editing, and is a graduate of the Denver Publishing Institute. Not satisfied with keeping her education confined to the world of words, she moved on to culinary school and earned her AS in Culinary Arts. She quickly found that cooking and copyediting go hand in hand, particularly with the rise of food blogs.

Kristen is a proud member of the Bay Area Editors’ Forum, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the American Copy Editors Society. (Yes, one of those association names calls for an apostrophe and the other doesn’t. This is the type of attention to detail you can expect from Kristen!) She participates in professional development classes through these leading editing organizations to remain current on industry trends and keep her skills up to date.


Light Copyediting

  • Style sheet
  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Typographical errors
  • Consistency

Medium Copyediting

Includes Light Copyediting services, plus:

  • Sentence structure
  • Clarity
  • Tense
  • Tone
  • Dialogue
  • Word choice
  • Point of view

Heavy Copyediting

Includes Light and Medium Copyediting services, plus:

  • Rewrite wordy or overly complicated sections


  • Check that all edits have been made
  • Pagination and table of contents are correct
  • Note major typos or necessary corrections

Developmental Editing

  • Content organization
  • Restructuring (e.g., for transitions)
  • Character development
  • Flow

Manuscript Submissions

Please send your manuscript in .doc or .docx format. PDF and hard copy markup service is available, but you will need to make the corrections in the original word processing program.


Projects tend to be scheduled 2–4 months out, with a 1–4 week turnaround depending on the time of year and the size of the project.


Kristen’s rates are based on industry guidelines. For examples of various service rates, visit the Editorial Freelancers Association rate page.

Contact Kristen for a project estimate.

Payment can be made through PayPal, money order, cashier’s check, or personal check. (Note: services will not begin until your check has cleared.)

Before the start of your project, Kristen will email you an invoice for 50% of your project price. Once that first invoice is paid, work will commence on your project. During the editing process, Kristen will email you a second invoice for the other 50% of your project price. Your final edits will be returned once payment has cleared on the second invoice. For projects less than $200, full payment will be due up front.

Rush Fee

A rush fee will be added to any project with a rush turnaround time.


Before the start of your project, Kristen will send you an industry standard contract that outlines the scope of work, schedule, project price, and legal language regarding ownership and confidentiality.


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