You have finally written your book, short story, memoir or collection of poetry, but you need someone to provide an objective evaluation for you on how a reader will experience your manuscript. Let our editors give its content the attention it deserves. Whether you’re aiming for a major publisher or planning to publish on your own, we can help you construct a clean, dynamic manuscript. Dialogue with our editors to create content strategies that help you polish your work into a finished product.

Stylistic Editing:  Coordinate and edit a project from proposal or rough manuscript to final manuscript, evaluating for content and structure. Clarify meaning, eliminate jargon, polish language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.

Copyediting:  Edit for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; check for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; insert head levels and approximate placement of art. Check proofs of formatted, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from style sheet).

Self-Publishing Support:   Planning to use one of the many self-publishing opportunities available on the Internet? Our editors can edit your work and help guide you through the process. Contact us for more information.

Miscellaneous Services:  We do more than edit manuscripts! We can offer assistance in writing catchy profiles for personals websites, help you write legacy letters for your descendants, letters and project proposals to publishers, etc.  Let us know what you need and we will help.

 Items to Consider:  

Some fees are negotiable.  

Rates are based upon the complexity of individual projects.

Changes are suggested, not drafted.

Projects are assumed to be one color unless otherwise specified.    

Need more than one service? Discounted rates are available for combined services contracted together.

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About The Two Ks

Who We Are & Why You Should Choose Us

We’re Katheryn Holmes and Katherine Nelson-Born, and we’re just plain good at what we do, which is write, edit, and help you too! Between us, our published work has won numerous awards and you can find our publications online in several places.  Join us.


As writer, Ryn Holmes has drawn inspiration from family and friends in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area and now the Florida Gulf Coast. She has been published in the Four & Twenty online poetry journal, various editions of the Emerald Coast Review, Syzygy Poetry Journal, Indiana Voice Journal and international publications. She has 3 books in print.  An award winning photographer, including first prize for ‘Art on Paper’ in San Francisco’s inaugural Art in the Park event, Ryn is a co-editor of Panoply literary zine.


Katherine Nelson-Born grew up in New Orleans and currently lives and writes in Pensacola, Florida. Her premiere poetry chapbook, When Mockingbirds Sing, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016.  Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Alyss, Birmingham Poetry Review, Emerald Coast Review, Excelsior ReView, GSU Review, Longleaf Pine, Maple Leaf Rag and Penumbra.  Her poetry earned “Honorable Mention” at the 2015 Alabama Writers Conclave.  Her poetry also previously won the University of New Orleans Ellipsis award for poetry and placed twice among finalists in the Agnes Scott College Writer’s Festival.  Currently she is working on a novel and a new full-length book of poems while editing for K & K Manuscript Editors.

As K & K, we bring to your work the same dedication we have for our own.  Check out the testimonials from our clients.  Work with us, and you’ll want to testify too.

But enough about us.  You are here because you have something to say, and we can help you!  If you want your writing heard in a world full of “sound and fury, signifying nothing,” and you’re serious about your craft, then we are the editors for you. You write. We edit. That’s how it works. It’s simple.

Mark Twain once said “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”

K & K Manuscript Editing understands what a difference the right word makes. We’re here to help you make the right choices too.  What are you waiting for? Contact us today!

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