Katherine Trail

Advanced Professional Member
Location Scotland
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Web www.ktediting.com
Twitter @kteditorial

About me

I specialise in editing crime, mystery, children’s, young adult, and romantic fiction and offer a range of editorial services, including line and copy-editing, e-book formatting, and blurb and synopsis editing. I can also design author websites and even help write copy to fill your pages.

I also work on non-fiction, particularly relating to media, technology, gaming, culture, entertainment, history, Scottish culture, entertainment, marketing materials, and pets

Please visit my website for more information!


Recent training and development

Brush up your grammar (Society for Editors and Proofreaders), Editing with Word (Society for Editors and Proofreaders), Introduction to fiction editing (Society for Editors and Proofreaders), Intermediate and advanced developmental editing for fiction (Editorial Freelancers Association), Book mapping (Editorial Freelancers Association), SfEP conferences (2015 & 2016)


  • Line and copy-editing
  • Interior formatting for e-book and print
  • Blurb-writing
  • Synopses and query package edits
  • Design of author websites


Fiction, particularly romance, crime and mystery, paranormal, children's, and young adult

Non-fiction, with specialist knowledge in media (particularly newspapers and magazines), technology (particularly relating to gaming and entertainment), literature, gaming (particularly MMOs and PC gaming), entertainment (particularly modern TV, music, and film), history (particularly WWII and the Tudor period), pets (particularly cats and dogs), memoirsScottish culture (particularly relating to north-east Scotland and the Highlands), music (I can read music), and crime (particularly Scottish law enforcement). I also have experience in working on marketing materials.


  • Worked with New York Times and Amazon best-selling authors
  • Freelance editor since May 2015
  • Seven years’ experience as sub-editor and chief sub-editor for award-winning regional daily The Press and Journal
  • Three years’ experience as a reporter for DC Thomson


You’re the first editor I’ve actually gotten excited about.

Self-publishing author

I love your edits and agree with everything I read.

Self-publishing author

Your words are golden.

Self-publishing author

It’s amazing the magic a copy-edit brings to a manuscript!

Self-publishing author