About

kateplussimon

I am an editor based in Victoria, British Columbia. I studied Classics and English at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, graduating in 2002, and after that lived for many years in Nova Scotia.

I began my editing career at Gaspereau Press, where I worked in-house for six years (2003–2009). Following this I worked as an editor at Nimbus Publishing (2010–2011). Since 2012 I have been working as a freelancer.

I have experience editing numerous subjects and genres, including adult and Y.A. fiction, 
poetry
, biography, memoir, 
history, literary criticism, essays and food/cooking. My genres of expertise are fiction and narrative non-fiction. On the non-fiction side I take particular interest in sustainability issues, natural history, personal essays and travel. I welcome inquiries from publishers looking to add freelancers to their team and authors seeking editorial input prior to submitting their work to a publisher or self-publishing.

In my downtime I can be found reading, writing and plotting future book purchases. My poetry has been published in journals like The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, Grain, PRISM International and The Antigonish Review and has twice been selected for the Best Canadian Poetry anthology.

From 2010 to 2016 I kept a sometimes regular sometimes quite sporadic blog of my reading and my wanderings into bookstores. That particular spirit seems to have flown, but you can dip into the archives here. And for recent news on books I’ve edited, head on over here.