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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  • It was such a pleasure working with Kate! She was warm and clearly very experienced. She helped by asking insightful questions that really raised the standards for my story. I highly recommend using her services.

    Emma Salah, Author of the Dirty Thomas Siblings series

  • I am so pleased with the services provided. Kate 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, Author of The Onondaga State series

  • When I asked Kate to beta read my first novel I didn’t expect the amount of work and effort that she was going to put into it! Both the feedback and comments/edits on the manuscript itself are extensive and extremely useful and will improve my work 100%. Very happy with the service which is extremely good value for money. Will definitely be working with Kate again!

    Manda Mellett, Author of the Blood Brothers & Satan’s Devils MCs series