Editing History

Book Editor, Various Authors and Aspiring Writers, 4/02–12/16
Developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting of article and book manuscripts for different writers, including New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction, Courtney Milan; award-winning author of historical children’s fiction, Dori Jones Yang; Indian American author of multicultural fiction, Bharti Kirchner; and internationally known authority on alternative medicine, Melanie J. Grimes.

Testimonial by Courtney Milan: Keira is a nitpicker and she picks up lots and lots of little details. Keira also talks about broad things that don’t work for her.

Content Editor, Travel Startup, 5/13–12/13
Editing descriptions of travel destinations for a travel startup company.

Editor, Ravings, The Friends of Issaquah Library Newsletter, 9/06–11/06
Writing columns, editing feature articles, interviewing library personnel, coordinating activities of the library with the library manager and Friends president, producing the design and layout with the designer, and managing the print run.

Copyeditor, TheCelebrityCafe.com, 11/05–12/06
Copyediting columns, travel stories, feature articles, interviews, and reviews of books, movies, and music. TheCelebrityCafe.com, with a monthly readership of 4.2 million, is the longest running entertainment publication on the Internet since 1995.

Editor, Scribe & Quill, 6/05
Editing, designing, and publishing the entire June 2005 issue of the magazine.

Judge, 2005 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Competition, Category: Article, Essay, and Short Memoir

Book Review Editor, Scribe & Quill, 9/04–12/06
Editing reviews for publication in the monthly issues of the online magazine and to the website.

Freelance Editor, Filbert Publishing, Kandiyohi, MN, 4/03–12/04
Working one-on-one with referred authors.

Member, Editing Program Advisory Board, University of Washington, 1/03–12/06

Judge, 2003 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Competition, Category: Article, Essay, and Short Memoir

Assistant Project Editor, The Mountaineers Books, Seattle 2/03–3/03
Managing the project from raw manuscript through the first stages of production, involving working with the author, the copyeditor, and the production staff. The ABCs of Avalanche Safety by Sue Ferguson and E.R. LaChapelle was published in October 2003.

Intern Editor, The Mountaineers Books, Seattle, 9/02–3/03
Performing market and competition research for new book ideas. Reading and evaluating unsolicited manuscripts for the acquisitions department. Assisting project editors on the various steps required to take a manuscript to a printed book.

Judge, 2002 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Competition, Category: Short Story

Freelance Editor, Citysearch, Inc. (Ticketmaster Online), Seattle, 10/01–12/01
Designing shopping round-ups. Editing profiles for the fall shopping build-out.