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A Keen Eye to Help You Tell Your Best Story


Are you looking for an experienced, versatile editor to help you create your best writing? You’ve found one!
For more than twenty-five years I’ve been helping people bring out the best in their manuscripts, as a copyeditor, proofreader, developmental editor, content reviewer, and publications manager. I’ve worked for a number of prominent Northwest companies and national publications, both in print and online.
Whether your project is fiction or nonfiction books, serial publications, business communications or whitepapers, Web content, or agency work, I can help hone your writing so it’s in tip-top shape and ready to be published.
I enjoy bringing out the best in someone’s writing, and value making the process smooth, efficient, and pleasant for my clients.
  • A Lily Among Thorns


    "Kim is thorough, expert, and easy to work with. I love going to her with my Regency romances because of her broad base of historical knowledge. She has saved me from many embarrassing mistakes and anachronisms!"


    —Rose Lerner, author of historical romances including A Lily Among Thorns and True Pretenses

  • The Fretboard Journal


    "Over the course of many years, we've relied upon Kim Runciman to help us refine and copyedit the Fretboard Journal's storytelling. She's an exceptional proofreader, a great Style Guide law enforcement officer and she always asks us the right questions when it comes to our editorial."


    —Jason Verlinde, publisher, The Fretboard Journal

  • The Fire Seer


    "Very professional! Turns edits around promptly and knows the major publishers’ style guides inside and out. Makes good line editing suggestions while respecting the author’s personal style."


    —Amy Raby, author of the fantasy romances The Fire Seer, Guardian’s Secret, and the Hearts and Thrones series

Types of Editing Services Offered

I provide copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing/content review, and am familiar with a variety of styles and editing environments. My work encompasses fiction and nonfiction, business writing, magazines, and Web content, as well as lots of other types of projects. Contact me and we can talk about your needs and how I can help you put your best words forward!


Is your manuscript everything it can be? Is the message of your proposal unclear? Will your site content be understandable to a wide audience?

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Worried that some typos snuck in to your content? Could your copy use a thorough, detailed check before it goes to print or live on a site?

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Substantive Or Developmental Editing

If your manuscript’s structure could be more logical, user-friendly, or flow better, I can help reorganize its content and structure.

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Content Review

Do you want to review the overall manuscript for plotting, characterization, or issues of consistency before submitting to a publisher or publishing by yourself?

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Recent Work
It can be very hard to spot mistakes in your own manuscript. A professional editor or proofreader can not only spot errors, they can bring a new, objective perspective and can polish your writing to make it shine. If a book shows lots of mistakes or copyediting issues, a reviewer will almost certainly mention it—and good reviews drive sales. An editor can work magic on your project, showcasing its full potential!
Every project is unique, and different types of editing determine the overall cost of a project. My pricing will be based on such factors as the level of work you require, the length of the project, and the timeline. Use the Contact form and we can begin the discussion about your needs and what it might cost. I will work to ensure you get the best edit for your job, on time and on budget.

If you re-read your work, you can find on re-reading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by re-reading and editing. — William Safire