Editing Services


You want an editor you can trust — and who won’t tear you a new one.

For two and a half years, I was the coordinator for writing tutoring services at Guilford Technical Community College, in addition to being the lead tutor trainer and the lead writer/editor for our department. I’ve also been an English instructor, a writing tutor, and a freelance writer/editor. I’ve edited documents for the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, the UNC-Wilmington School of Nursing, and individuals seeking publication for their poetry and prose.


“Kat is a highly dependable editor. I have used Kat multiple times (all for scholarly manuscripts) and found her service very professional. She paid attention to details and always got back to me on time. She checked both grammar and presentation. If she found something she couldn’t understand, she would make notes and suggestions so I could rework the sentence. Great service!”

Edward Ip, PhD, Professor of Public Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, Wake Forest Baptist Health

“Kat is not only a smart, capable poet but also a generous editor who offered several insightful suggestions both on specific poems and on the ordering of poems in my chapbook.  She found a remarkable potential sequence of poems, drawing on themes I had not recognized in several poems.  I am grateful for having worked with her.”

– John Haugh, Poet

“Kat edited my fiction and non-fiction writing from Fall 2013 to Spring 2016. She has the remarkable ability to see both the big picture and the small details at the same time. She honestly shares her opinions about faulty plot points or ambiguous character development, and she is a stickler (in the best way) for grammar and syntax. I have learned so much from working with her, and my writing has improved significantly as a result. Most importantly, she can be honest while still being kind. In addition to her technical expertise, her warm personality and sense of humor makes the process a pleasure. I highly recommend working with Kat!”

– Cyndi Briggs, PhD, teacher, writer, documentarian, and co-editor of Snapdragon: A Journal of Art and Healing

“I’ve been writing novels for eight years, and have had many an experience with editors, professional and otherwise. Kat has been exceptionally thorough with grammar, syntax, and plot and character development in the years I’ve worked with her. She really sets herself apart from those I’ve worked with in the past, and I plan on continuing to trust her with my work in the future.”

R. Caresse Hightower, author of the Mark of the Wiseman series


Creative Writing (prose, poetry, creative non-fiction):

  • Global editing (general feedback on content, consistency, organization, etc.): $25/hr.
  • Local editing (line-by-line editing for grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, format, etc.): $35/hr.

Academic Writing:

  • Global and/or local editing: $65/hr.


If you’re interested in these services, please fill out the form below. I will respond within 48 hours and may ask for additional information. Before we begin working together, we will negotiate a contract in which we record deadlines, fees, and policies.