Book Editing & Design Experience
Kristy G. Stewart, Looseleaf’s core editor and designer, has experience with fiction, general nonfiction, and scholarly & technical editing. Check out some of her highlights below or view her editorial resume. You can also see the Looseleaf editing and design portfolios and client testimonials.
Over a decade editing and designing science fiction and fantasy. This professional genre speciality began with three and a half years at Leading Edge magazine, including one and a half years as senior editor, and continued with work for publishers, micropresses, and authors. Author highlights include working with Wall Street Journal bestseller Charlie N. Holmberg and Powder Mage trilogy author Brian McClellan. Publishers include DC Comics, Hollan Publishing, Mirror Press, Covenant Communications, Cedar Fort, and more. College coursework included perennial New York Times bestseller Brandon Sanderson’s course on writing science fiction and fantasy.
Regular sweet romance copyediting for Mirror Press. This includes a Charlie N. Holmberg novel and novellas in the press’s popular Timeless Romance, Timeless Regency, and Tangerine Street collections.
Copyediting and line editing in various genres for Kirkus Editorial. Kirkus Editorial is the editing branch of Kirkus Reviews, one of the most well-known sources for book reviews in the industry.
General Nonfiction & Business
Copyediting and line editing on various topics for Kirkus Editorial. Recurring topics include investing, personal finance, and leadership.
Copyediting for Bloomberg Businessweek‘s EDGE Guide. The project was a weekly training tool developed by the Businessweek team.
Over five years editing business copy (for web and print).
Scholarly & Technical
Over five years indexing scholarly books. The books have been published by Routledge, Wayne State University Press, Utah State University Press, Ashgate, and more.
Almost two years as a technical editor for General Dynamic Information Technology. The work was a part of GDIT’s Acquisition Research Program and included projects about anti-terrorism and military acquisitions.
“Kristy’s talents and hard work on the book’s layout and design can be seen on every page.”
Brandon Sanderson, NYT-bestselling author of the Stormlight Archive
“Kristy does a fantastic job every time. She’s punctual, thorough, affordable, and great to work with.”
Brian McClellan, author of the Powder Mage series
“Assembling a novel is akin to fitting ten thousand pieces of an intricate jigsaw puzzle together. Through several iterations of my manuscript, Kristy has been relentless in showing me where pieces were in the wrong place, were starved for elaboration, or belonged in an entirely different puzzle. The day I began working with Kristy was a fortunate day. I don’t want to imagine what my project would look like without her.”
Ron Felt, literary fiction writer
“Kristy is a joy and a pleasure to work with. She works quickly and efficiently with steep deadlines, and has an eye for detail that has helped me tremendously. She’s very dedicated to her work and treated my manuscript professionally, offering great critique and overall edits. I highly recommend her.”
Charlie N. Holmberg, Wall Street Journal bestseller
“Thank you very much. This [manuscript evaluation] is exactly what I need. You’ll likely hear from me again when it’s time for me to rework my query letter. Your help is invaluable. […] My novel has improved by leaps and bounds thanks to you.”
Ryan Williams, YA fantasy writer