Kate Moore

Here’s what my authors and clients have to say about my work...

Editing

 

‘Kate Moore is the best editor I’ve ever had – and this was my twenty-seventh book. She was a joy to work with and I’d love to work with her again.’ Emily Dubberley, author of Garden of Desires

 

‘Kate’s incredible editing skills are truly a-ma-zing: without them my first autobiography All Balls and Glitter would have been illiterate! She is a very talented editor with an extremely accurate eye for detail... Fab-u-lous!’ Craig Revel Horwood, author of All Balls and Glitter

 

‘Simply the best!’ Fatima Whitbread, author of Survivor

 

‘Kate is a dream editor. She’s full of support, passion, encouragement and sensitivity, and was a pleasure to work with. As for her notes, they were pretty much perfect and totally in tune with the work. Kate has an uncanny ability to bring out the best in you and help your writing be the best it can be. Her comments were invaluable and I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with her. She is, without a doubt, awesome in every way.’ Francesca Martinez, author of What the **** is Normal?!

 

‘You never forget your first. Kate was ours. Our first editor on our first book together. Her editorial expertise helped make Anything Goes a bestseller.’ John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman, authors of Anything Goes

 

‘Kate was the very first to see the potential of my book Dad’s War and throughout the two years it took me to research and write it, her support was constant: helping me shape and re-shape the order in which the story would unfold and keeping me on the straight and narrow, making sure I didn’t wander too far from the original core idea of the book. She was wonderfully supportive and without Kate’s encouragement I’d probably still be trying to write it now. I’d love to tell the world about her.’ Chris Tarrant, author of Dad’s War

 

‘Opinionated editors are easy to find but those whose opinions get to the nub of things, and whose editing is skilful, are rare. Kate is in the second category. I’ve worked with editors on nine books, and she was the most committed, able and helpful editor, not to mention publisher. I am trying to think of some little niggle just to maintain my credibility, but nothing comes to mind. Well, this: I wish she would have loved everything, but am glad she didn’t.’ Adrianne Blue, ghostwriter of Survivor

 

‘Being welcomed into publishing by Kate Moore is about as much as any author could wish for. She has been passionate, generous and supportive since our very first communication. I feel incredibly lucky to have her on my side in what is a highly emotive and personally challenging writing project. I genuinely couldn’t have wished for a better editor.’ Lucie Brownlee, author of Life After You

 

‘I have worked with many non-fiction editors and I find Kate to be very skilled in all areas of her job. Her passion for and dedication to each project is obvious – and infectious. She is supportive of the writing process and always patient and understanding when obstacles arise, on hand with helpful, clear-sighted advice. She is friendly, warm and consummately professional.’ Rebecca Cripps, ghostwriter

 

‘What a delight it has been to work with Kate. She is a most likeable person with a ready and welcoming smile. Should I be in the fortunate position to write another book I would be more than happy for Kate to continue editing the sequel(s)!’ Anna Birch, author of Call the Vet

 

‘I think my book is hugely improved following the editing process. What’s more, I think I have learnt a lot that I will carry through to future books from the editing process.’ Deborah Crewe, ghostwriter of Call the Vet

 

‘Being very new to the world of publishing, Kate was the first person that I had any contact with. She instantly put me at ease with her professional yet friendly manner. She was extremely patient, taking the time to answer all my questions to ensure that I was happy with the process... I found her honest feedback about my book refreshing and appreciated her input. I have enjoyed working with Kate very much!’ Jane Plume, author of Please Don’t Cry

 

‘Kate is an excellent editor and a lovely person to deal with. I’ve always found her very proactive, enthusiastic and efficient and very much hope we continue to work together.’ Andrew Lownie, literary agent

 

‘Kate Moore worked as an Editorial Director at Virgin Books for almost three years. During this period she proved herself to be an energetic and driven editor. She is hard-working, efficient and cares deeply about helping authors achieve the best from their work.’ Ed Faulkner, Deputy Publisher, Penguin Random House

 

 

 

Writing and ghostwriting

 

‘Kate is a rarity in the ghosting world and an utter dream to work with. Capturing someone else’s voice isn’t easy, but she nails it every single time. She’s patient with authors and without fail delivers a powerful story that blows you away. Plus, she also has a secret weapon; once she’s finished writing, she pops her editor’s hat on, resulting in the cleanest copy I have ever seen. I’d trust her with any ghost project!’ Sara Cywinski, Senior Commissioning Editor, Ebury Press

 

‘As an author Kate is a joy to work with. She’s thorough, smart and her writing hits the perfect tone for the audience she wants to reach. It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with her on projects.’ Abigail Bergstrom, Commissioning Editor, Simon & Schuster

 

‘I always enjoyed working with Kate in her publishing capacity and it’s been a great pleasure to work with her now as a ghostwriter. Always wonderful to deal with and bringing great dedication and passion to her work, Kate has a keen eye for detail and narrative, and a great sensitivity to her subjects. I can think of no one better to add a sparkling touch to any project.’ Sallyanne Sweeney, literary agent, Mulcahy Associates

 

‘Kate Moore is a flawless and reliable storyteller.’ Kerri Sharp, Senior Commissioning Editor, Simon & Schuster

 

‘I love the work Kate did on my book! Kate wrote exactly how I felt, and in the way I wanted to tell the story – but of course much, much better than I ever could myself. Most importantly, what she wrote was true and real in its content and was in no way overproduced or exaggerated. Her description of my daughter Amalie as “a princess trapped in a glass cage of unconsciousness” was perfect.’ Co-author Rod Baber

 

‘Kate is the BEST GHOSTWRITER EVER. She did such a beautiful and sensitive job on my book. She works so hard and is fantastic at what she does, yet she’s also very human with it, which made it a pleasure to work with her. I appreciated her contribution at every step of making the book happen. Thank you for helping me to have a voice, Kate, you’ve been amazing to work with.’ Co-author Victoria Spry