About Katie

Katie McCoach, KM EditorialThanks for visiting KM Editorial, LLC. My name is Katie McCoach and I am a developmental book editor, or, you can also call me a content editor. What does that mean? It means I work with writers and authors of all kinds (new, self-published, and traditional) and in many genres to help a writer develop their story into the best possible version it can be. I LOVE seeing authors succeed, and my goal is that working together will be a stepping-stone in getting you there!

Maybe you are a first time author—you’ve just finished the first draft of your manuscript and on top of being proud (as you should be!) you are also suddenly overwhelmed. What’s next? you ask yourself. Well, here is where I come in! On my blog I discuss steps to take after writing that first draft, options for self-editing, and why hiring a developmental editor (like me!) is extremely beneficial to your ultimate goal; publishing your best work!

OR, maybe you are publishing your second or third book in a series and you need a fresh pair of eyes to catch what you are too close to catch. Again, that’s where I come in!

After many years of working closely with writers of all genres, receiving my Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing, as well as Communication, and even a stint alongside a lit agency based in NYC, I’ve developed the instinct and passion to know what a reader truly wants and how to boost an author’s work to that level. I work with writers to bring out the strengths, find plot holes, address characterization, hit the target audience, and more!

A little more about me: I am originally from the East coast, so I have a great appreciation for changing seasons and cold weather…which is exactly why I now live in Los Angeles. 🙂 I cannot resist a day full of sunlight!  However, I do at times miss autumn, the smell of an entire neighborhood with lit fireplaces, and cracking open Old Bay covered Maryland blue crabs in the summertime. As you can imagine I love a good book (YA/NA and romance are my go-to’s) and I am a member of Romance Writers of America, Contemporary Romance Writers, and LARA, and I have participated as a judge for the 2015 Golden Heart Awards and the 2014 Stiletto Contest. Most recently, I’ve participated as a featured editor in the Pitch to Publication events. I love connecting with writers, readers, editors, and other folks in the publishing industry. 

 

Curious what past clients have to say? Check out my testimonials page!

Ready to request a quote or review the services I offer? Contact me. I also have a fantastic team of copyeditors and proofreaders.

I encourage you to sign up for our monthly newsletter and visit past blog posts to learn more about the craft of writing, the world of publishing, marketing, and much, much more.

Additional articles/resources I highly recommend: 

10 Things Your Freelance Editor Might Not Tell You – But Should

Why Are Book Editors So Expensive??

Substantive Editing: The Editing Step You’re Forgetting that Could Make or Break Your Next Book

How to Get Published

Developmental Editing: What is it Exactly?

How to Master the Third Person Multiple POV

Writers Toolbox by Ryan Lanz

Books on publishing, writing, and marketing I recommend: 

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Idea to EBook: How to Write a Quality Book Fast

On Writing Romance, How to Craft a Novel that Sells

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon – Power Pack!: Sell Books by the Truckload & Get Reviews by the Truckload

Official bio:

KATIE McCOACH is a developmental editor working with authors of all levels. Her motto is, “Let’s create your best story!” Her specialties are young adult, new adult, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, and memoir. She is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is a participating editor in Pitch to Publication (2015, 2016), and recently judged the 2016 & 2015 Golden Hearts Awards and the 2014 Stiletto Contest. She is based in Los Angeles.

 

Where can you find me? 

Twitter: @katiemccoach

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KatieMcCoachEditorial

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