About

Kim Kimber BA (Hons)
Advanced Professional Member of the SfEP

Kim Kimber is an experienced writer, copy editor and proofreader who is passionate about the written word in all its forms and a stickler for getting it right.

As the former editor of a parenting and lifestyle magazine, Kim knows what makes interesting copy and how to achieve it. Her features have been published in national and international publications on a broad range of subjects. Kim has also researched, compiled and contributed to several quiz books.

A recent venture was to compile and edit an anthology of short stories, poetry and other works, Write on the Coast, by Westcliff-on-Sea Women’s Institute (WoSWI) Writing Group of which she is the founder member.

During her career Kim has spent many years working as a copy editor and proofreader. She has worked across genres and for high profile businesses and publishing houses building up a reputation for producing polished, error-free copy and hitting deadlines.

In recent years Kim has enjoyed helping new writers to improve their manuscripts and seeing them go on to become published authors. She has worked with people of all ages and from all walks of life on projects both large and small.

Kim has excellent professional relationships with all of her clients, many of whom she has worked with for several years, and always looks forward to meeting new ones.

It is Kim’s firm belief that anyone can express themselves effectively in print – with a little help!

Skills:
• Proofreading
• Copy editing
• Developmental editing
• Writing blurbs and author biographies
• Ghostwriting
• Writing articles
• UK (Oxford) and American (AP) English
• Print and online media
• British Standard proofreading symbols

Specialising in:
• Autobiography
• Non-fiction
• Business publications
• Debut authors
• Parenting and lifestyle

Qualifications:
• BA(Hons) English and History (2.i) Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
• Writing for Publication (NOCN – Level 3)
• Copy-Editing by Distance Learning – Merit (Publishing Training Centre)

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