Welcome to The Ribbon Marker, where I offer authors diplomatic, honest, and in-depth feedback that helps them shape their manuscripts in to books they’re proud to put their name on.

It’s all about building a mutually respectful editor-author partnership. I want to work with dedicated writers, who are eager to hear how they can improve on their story, because it means that they are as dedicated to the project as I am.

Please take a look around my site, and check out the services I offer. If nothing else you can pick up some pretty nifty self-editing and publishing tips from my blog.

I look forward to hearing from you,

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  • Kate did a phenomenal job! She was incredibly detailed oriented in her feedback so I know she really took the time to read and examine my entire manuscript. I would say it’s a steal for her to charge so little with the amount of feedback I received. Thanks again!

    Bree Barcelona

  • My experience with Kate was wonderful. I am a bit of a newbie. Despite that, Kate was able to give me great critiques without crushing my soul or making me feel like she was taking over my story. We had a Skype meeting that helped me put a face to the critiques as well as ensure that we both were on the same page as far as what was expected. Her comments were thoughtful and in-depth. She treated each one of my chapters with a critical eye all the while thinking of how it fit in the overall story. I will definitely use her services again, and recommend them to anyone.

    Liz Hunter

  • I am so pleased with the services provided. She not only understood my story but gave me suggestions and comments that I truly valued. I was able with her guidance to make significant changes to the structure, flow, and character development throughout my novel. Her detailed reports were written with such care and precision it was as though we were partners on this project, both equally invested. I already let her know I plan to use her again for my novel in the works. Thank you Kate!!! 

    Laurel Ostiguy