I provide freelance editing services in a variety of subject matter, including book-length texts, essays, resumes, and dissertations. I have served as an editor for members of the Memoir Incubator at Grub Street and was part of the Memoir Incubator Selection Team, where I critiqued memoir manuscripts. I have worked at the Duke University Career Center, ProofreadingServices.Com, Carolyn Jenks Literary Agency, and as an independent consultant for small businesses and individuals looking to enhance their print and web-based content.
Here's what some of my clients have said:
"Katie Koppel is one of the sharpest, most insightful editors I’ve ever worked with. Katie’s comments on my manuscript, both on the sentence level and the structure level, are always on target and extremely helpful. I’ve come to depend on Katie to help me shape my work and in the process teach me about writing."
"Many editors can point out the awkward phrase, the confusing paragraph or the bland sentence structure. Katie Koppel can certainly provide that close editorial advice, but where Katie excels is in scrutinizing the bigger issues in the writing. What is the through line, the unanswered question driving the narrative, why is the reader compelled to read the work are her strengths. Katie's broad understanding of the craft necessary in literary endeavors is remarkable."
"Katie Koppel is a remarkably astute reader and, in the best sense of the word, critic. She identifies specific, detailed text issues, as well as larger narrative challenges, often suggesting novel approaches to solving problems that seem prohibitively complicated to the writer. She is a far more sophisticated editor than her age would suggest. I have been very impressed by her help with my memoir manuscript."
"I want to thank you for all your help this past semester. You saved me...you were always available for each assignment, you were amazing. You were able to make sense out of the instructions that were vague and confusing and we met every deadline. I maintained an "A'" in the class and received many compliments from the instructors on the great work. I am looking forward to working with you again."
"Working with Katie was beneficial for my Grad school assignments. She was very responsive and accurate with her editing. She became passionate about my subject matter, which made her more supportive towards my work. I would recommend her without reservation."
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