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Steph Kilen

My 25-plus years experience in writing and editing have helped me find and develop the right voice (be it my own or yours) for web copy to white papers, manuscripts to manuals. I approach editing other’s work the same way I approach crafting my own: with an eye towards clear, dynamic prose that engages the reader while preserving the author’s intention.

Though I have written copy for a financial institution and covered raccoon dinners, the bulk of my experience is in educational and academic works, arts, elder care, community-centered organizations and training materials. I ghost wrote a book and specialize in editing papers and publications for non-writer experts, including non-native English speakers. I have collected strengths from a career spanning journalism (BA), promotions and creative writing (MFA), all of which, I have found, can feed the others.

Curiosity and love of language drive my attention to detail and ever-primed creativity. My enthusiasm and good humor are supported by diligence and a strict adherence to deadlines.

Overland Park, KS
US

Years in the field: 25
Years freelancing: 15

steph.kilen.11447

Steph Kilen