The Compiler & Editor

Kathy Ide, author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors (Lighthouse Publishinkathyinblueg of the Carolinas, January 2014), has written books (fiction and nonfiction), articles, play and movie scripts, short stories, devotionals, and curriculum. She has ghostwritten ten nonfiction books and a series of five teen novels.

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Kathy has been a full-time freelance editor/proofreader/mentor since 1998, working with new writers, established authors, and book publishers. She writes columns of writing and editing tips for blogs and newsletters, and speaks at writers’ conferences across the country.




Kathy Ide is the founder of the Christian Editor Connection ( and The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network ( and directed them until they became divisions of the Christian Editor Network (, which she co-owns.



For more about Kathy, visit her website and read her blog, or find her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.