Testimonials

"Kate Gorton is a high-quality editor with a rare eye for not only all things language and grammar, but also what's missing, what doesn't fit, and what can be enhanced. I came to her to make the work clean. She ended up also making it better. Our press will continue to hire her. " - Elizabeth Earley, Co-Owner & Editor, Jaded Ibis Press

"Kate Gorton is possessed of resounding intellect and an eagle-eyed attentiveness.  She approaches all she does with grace under pressure, good humor, and a heart whose capacity is unlimited." - Kim Dana Kupperman, author

"Kate is a gifted literary diagnostician. She has the ability to home in on what makes a piece work and what work might still be needed in that piece. Her own writing is luminous, evidence of clear and cogent thinking." Rachel Basch, author

"I sent my novel to Kate Gorton. She proved to be a very talented editor, and made me look at my book in a different way.... She took my novel and worked her ass off to shape and improve it.... She's quick, smart, and has a great vision for what your memoir or novel is, and can be. ...I would use her abilities again in a heartbeat, and recommend her eye and quickness to any writer." - David Fitzpatrick, author

Areas of Expertise

Multimedia Editing

Get your story straight. Full-length manuscripts (fiction and memoir), short stories, college essays, research papers, resumes. Proofreading; line edits; copy edits; counsel on structure, theme, plot, and more. [Credited proofreader of three published collections: Essaying the Essay, You: An Anthology of Essays Devoted to the Second Personand The Last of Her: A Forensic Memoir.]

Press play. Online video and podcasting experience. Taping, splicing, adding AV effects, deep editing, and uploading to various platforms.

Internet & Social Media

Carve out your place. Building your presence on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and blogs. 

Get a facelift. Updating your website to be beautiful and mobile-friendly. Domain and web-hosting transfers. 

Writing

Find the right words. Ghostwriting, obituaries, copywriting, blogging.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Land the job. Editing & restructuring your portfolio, or building it completely from scratch.

Translation

Parlez-vous français? I do! French-to-English translation of documents (forms, contracts, manuals, novels). Interpreting in French and English.

Work Samples