Welcome to KMS Editing! I’m Kate Strassel, a Massachusetts-based editor and writer with over ten years of experience in developing high-quality, engaging writing for print and digital publications.
When hours are spent working on a project, it becomes difficult for even the most skilled writer to pick up mechanical errors, misspelled words, and holes in logic within his own writing. Why? Because the author tends to be too close to his own writing to catch errors and inconsistencies; he sees his own work as it appears in his mind instead of how it reads on the page or screen. Spelling and grammar checkers have come a long way, but these tools won’t pick up on homonyms, extra/missing words, or passages that are too wordy or confusing. An editor acts as an objective third party who reads through a piece of writing specifically to catch errors and inconsistencies in grammar, spelling, punctuation, style, language, and voice. For both the author and the editor, the desired outcome is the same: error-free writing which clearly conveys the intended meaning.
I would love to work with you on your next writing project! Please visit the Services page for a description of the different levels of editing, proofreading, and writing I provide. Be sure to subscribe to my blog for tips, “typo” photos, and other content related to editing and writing. And at any time, please feel free to contact me for a project estimate, a sample edit, or to just say hi!