Kate Stone – freelance editor

Kate Stone - freelance editoremail: catstone@bobbyton.co.nz

phone: +64 (0)9 482 3787


Editing, proofreading and project management across the full range of trade (nonfiction and fiction), academic and business publishing

The short story

A highly competent, friendly and successful freelance editor, proofreader and project manager, I have over 27 years’ experience, both in-house and as a freelancer. Working with both paper-based and electronic formats, I cover a wide range of specialty areas (see below), and have taught editing at tertiary level and taken on mentoring roles. Alongside general fiction and nonfiction material, I have worked on literary fiction, major academic works, learned journals, business documents, and on confidential material, including a judicial commission of inquiry.

Having held commissioning roles, I am well-known for the rapport I build with authors and clients to ensure they produce their best work and develop as writers. Over the years I have written training and systems documents for both clients and for the publishing courses I have taught, and have undertaken sgml tagging and other electronic styling.


ADIS International; Auckland University Press; CCH (tax and law); Calico Press; Cambridge University Press (Australia); Daphne Brasell; David Bateman; Dr Libby/Little Green Frog Publishing; Egan Reid Ltd; Exilse Publishing; Elsevier (Australia); Godwit Press; HarperCollins; Health and Disability Commissioner; Heinemann NZ; New Holland; New Zealand Festival of Motor Racing; Oxford University Press; Pearson Education; Penguin NZ; Random House; Scholastic; Thomas Telford Ltd (UK)


Trade: nonfiction (including memoir, sport, biography, lifestyle, cooking), fiction, YA and children’s literature (over 30 prize-winning, shortlisted and/or Storylines Notable books)
Academic and educational: history, law, literary criticism, economics, tax, medicine and engineering (including learned journals and conference proceedings)
Governmental and business: legislation, annual and financial reports, judicial review, police work, Maori affairs
Training documentation: including for the Whitireia Diploma in Publishing and the NZ Police College, and a suppliers manual for a major telecom company
Theses: at Masters and PhD levels, across a wide range of disciplines


University of Auckland: Master of Arts (First Class Honours) — English (with History as a second major); Bachelor of Arts — English and History (joint majors), Italian, Art History, Russian Literature

London College of Design and Print (now London College of Communication): Diploma in Book Design