Kristen was the girl who, in grade school, would read instead of play at recess. She was soon reading five books a week. Obviously, she has had a passion for words her entire life.
Kristen is a fiction book editor for self-publishing and traditionally publishing authors. With astounding qualifications, an impressive portfolio, and a flawless mastery of the complexities of the English language, Kristen is a reputable manuscript editor for first-time and veteran authors.
As the only book editor at Kristen Corrects, Inc., Kristen personally edits every line in every manuscript—and loves it. There's nothing quite like doing what you were made for. Working independently allows Kristen the opportunity to interact with authors and to know their manuscript intimately, providing highly individualized service.
Reading is Kristen's passion, so when the workday is over, she can usually be found curled up with a good book (alongside her four cats: Sophie, Charlie, Jack, and Noel). She loves watching scary movies, eating pizza, teaching herself French, and traveling, and she is likely planning her next vacation. She lives outside of Boise, Idaho.
Kristen is currently accepting all genres of fiction book manuscripts but is particularly fond of plot-driven fiction. Please contact Kristen for questions, book editing advice, or to see how she can help you advance to the next stage of your author career.
Kristen earned a degree in English/writing at Boise State University and has over a decade of manuscript editing experience, having been editing since 2003. To date, she has edited over 300 books, several of which have won awards and have topped Amazon's best sellers lists.
In the past, Kristen served important roles including teaching immigrants English at Create Common Good and educating middle schoolers at West Ada School District on the nuances of grammar. Before starting her career as a book editor, she spent years interning on various newspaper staffs, where she earned writing awards including Best Feature Article.
Kristen is included in the limited Writer's Digest series 2014 Guide to Self-Publishing and 2015 Guide to Self-Publishing, and is part of the credible Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES organization. She was a contributing writer for Your Voice magazine until 2014, and served as Senior Editor for the Modern Gladiator magazine until 2018.
Locally, Kristen occasionally speaks at local events, including a presentation titled All About Perspective at the 2017 Boise Book Fest and The Basics of Self-Editing: Preparing Your Manuscript for a Book Editor for the Alliance of Independent Authors. She has most recently given an interview on The Authors Unite Show podcast and will be a panelist at Write Hive in April 2020. Today, Kristen works alongside fiction authors, teaching them how to improve their writing and publish a quality book.