“Catherine is a rare gem in the publishing industry. Her knowledge and skills are surpassed only by her remarkable sense of passion, dedicated to preserving the author’s voice and the overall integrity of the work.”
I am a freelance writer, editor, and marketing consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I founded my editorial business, Wordsage, in 2005, and truly believe everyone has at least one good book in them (even if it’s a very short one). I strive for excellence and clarity in my work, and to support and inspire my clients, many of whom end up as long-term clients as well as good friends.
With almost 25 years working in writing related fields, I have a proven track record as a detailed and thorough project manager, coordinating the creation of several websites and self-published books. I have worked as an editor, writer, publishing consultant, writing coach, associate literary agent, book publicist, librarian, graphic designer, and marketing manager, including positions held at Random House and Yoga Journal. My background has helped me cultivate a deeper understanding of the various needs of my clients.
I have a BA in English from UC Berkeley and professional certification in editing from UC Berkeley Extension. I am a member of the Bay Area Editors’ Forum and the Editorial Freelancers Association. Although based near Napa, I work with clients from all over the world. I am a happily married wife, mother of two spunky and adorable boys, and am currently writing a memoir about losing my father to AIDS while a teenager living in Marin County.
For testimonials, client and project lists, and sample projects please visit: www.wordsage.net. Free estimates always provided.
Grief and Bereavement
Health and Healing
Yoga and Ayurveda
Business phone: 415-420-6076
Years in the field: 23
Years freelancing: 13