I enhance content for businesses. I also help authors get their books ready to publish.
No matter how easy it may be these days to plop words onto a digital page, developing superior content is still hard. Where do you start? What words do you choose? And after all that effort, how do you know if your writing even communicates what you are trying to say?
That’s where I come in.
I evaluate. I create. I fix. I improve. I’m the honest expert you want to have take a look at your writing before you ship it out to that prime prospect.
Clients from around the world trust me to improve—and complete—their written content. I’ve collaborated on articles, content marketing, VC reports, as well as dozens of published books, in genres from memoir to business and leadership training.
As an English language professional, I also serve international clients who need an English expert to review their content after translation. The global business market expects reports and promotional resources that are clear, on target, and error free, all of which require valuable time and expertise to develop.
By blending the nitty-gritties of editing with the insight of content consulting I offer a specialized kind of editing. While consulting with my clients, I help them sort through ideas, identify a theme and organize it all into an overall structure. That’s my specialty!
I dive in to discover the full meaning and purpose of each project—website, article, content marketing, book—and then make sure every document conveys the message the author intended. And of course, that includes clean grammar and sharp writing.
As a collaborative writer, I assist many clients in the arduous writing process as well. For projects requiring extra hands, I partner with valued colleagues on the Groom Development team.
For the time being, my husband and I live in Shanghai, China, so my free time is spent exploring this amazing Middle Kingdom. Back home I love mountain hikes in the nearby Rocky Mountains and long coffee times with my writer friends whom I endearingly refer to as The Wonderfuls. Our house in the USA is near Denver, Colorado, on a hill nicknamed Groom Acres.
I help clients—business, nonprofit, personal—determine what to include in their writing, as well as what to leave out. Together we evaluate what is essential to the purpose of each project. I advise clients in developing content that promotes the desired response by their readers.
After translation, many documents still contain multiple mistakes. I localize the translations, ensuring the English version accurately and effectively communicates the authors’ original intention.
Many clients hire me to help them write their masterpiece. With a commitment to maintain each client’s voice and message, I create alongside the author, offering suggestions and professional writing to bring each project to completion.
After reviewing each project I receive—which arrive at my doorstep at various stages of development—I provide an in-depth analysis of the content and the writing, along with a customized plan for completing the project. Some clients prefer I do the remaining tweaking while others follow my professional guidance and do the rewriting themselves.
After the heavy lifting of consulting and developmental editing is complete, I comb through every project to fix mechanical errors and finesse grammar, preparing the documents to go to the publisher.
- Website Content
- Marketing Materials
- Articles and Blogs
- White Papers
- Venture Capital and Annual Reports
- HR Manuals
- Non-fiction Books
- Legacy Books
"Writing is an art, but so is editing. Editing requires the creativity and vision of a writer, but with the observation skills of a scientist. Kathy Groom possesses these qualities necessary in a good editor. What makes her a great editor is her ability to guide the writer through changes in a way that encourages and bolsters confidence, rather than just pointing out errors in red. I learned a great deal from Kathy as we worked on my memoir, and look forward to working with her on my next project."
Linda Kinnamon, RN
Author of Alchemy of the Afterlife: A Memoir (Flatiron Press, 2015, First Place CIPA EVVY Awards, Memoir, 2016)