Kim Catanzarite is a freelance copy editor who has over twenty years experience in the editorial field. Her client list includes F+W Media, Meredith Corporation, Ten Speed Press, and many other American book publishers, as well as individual writers. She has edited hundreds of nonfiction and fiction titles in a vast variety of genres from how-to to history to writing guides and commercial novels, as well as magazines and newspapers.
Her editing career began in 1989 at a small newspaper in northern New Jersey, where she learned hands-on the process of editing, article writing, layout, and publishing. She also worked for two book-publishing companies—one in New York City and another smaller publishing house in New Jersey, where she took nonfiction titles from raw manuscript form to finished product. After several years on the job, she decided to freelance.
Kim received her B.A. in English from Skidmore College and continued her education at the New York Summer Writers Institute and the Emerson College writing and publishing graduate program. She is an accomplished writer who has published articles in national magazines, such as Better Homes and Gardens and Woman’s Day, and newspapers. Her fiction has appeared in literary magazines, was once nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and was short-listed in the Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner prize.