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I'm an editor, proofreader, and publishing consultant. I copyedit and proofread books and other materials, and my team and I guide authors through the self-publishing process.

I work mainly with self-publishing authors, but I'm delighted to lend a copyediting hand to authors pursuing a book deal or help with other types of editing/proofreading projects. Visit my LinkedIn page for details on my expertise and experience.

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First things first: my last name really is Bookless!


It's pretty ironic, because books truly are my passion and I believe it's a privilege to help bring them into the world. I have been fortunate to work for some wonderful organizations in Columbus, Chicago, and New Orleans, including a large educational publisher. In 2011, I launched a business doing what I do best: copyediting, proofreading, publishing consulting, and book production project management.


During my time in the beautiful city of Chicago, I founded the Chicago Self-Publishing Group, served as president of Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP), and met many talented authors and publishing professionals. I’m now back in my home state of Ohio, where I continue working with authors to help them polish their writing and bring their books to life. Visit my LinkedIn page for details on my expertise and experience.


I mentally edit everything. It's both a gift and a curse. I try to use it only for good.


Someday, I will move overseas and live the ex-pat life. I'm working on a strategy to get there . . . suggestions are welcome.



Here are some of my recent projects. Click the buttons below to see more.



A few kind words from my clients...

I’m so happy I found Kim Bookless.

I was looking for a copyeditor and proofreader for my first book, Everything Brilliant. Kim has a wealth of knowledge on the publishing process and a passion to share it, which is especially valuable for a first-time author. She was so encouraging and enthusiastic about my project and gave me that extra boost of energy and confidence I needed to see me through that final nerve-wracking push to publication. She is thorough, diligent, and an absolute delight to work with. I would recommend Kim highly to anyone looking for a knowledgeable guide through the publishing jungle!

Connie Assadi

Everything Brilliant: Poems

Kim made the confusing process of publishing a book simple and the overwhelming scope of decisions clear and actionable. 

She allowed me to do what I do best: write. The professionals she gathered worked seamlessly as a team and all exceeded my expectations at each stage. Working with Kim made my hopes of publishing a reality and gave me a product that not only appeals to a wide scope of readers but also reflects my professional standing and standards. She and her team will be my first call for my next book and the ones I will recommend to friends and colleagues if they are considering publishing their work.

Kristin Little, LMHC

No More Us: Navigating a Divorce or Separation You Didn't Want

I was fortunate to have Kim Bookless to help me through the process of getting my book edited and published. 

As a first time author, I had no prior knowledge of how to get my book completed and edited to a professional book that is now sold at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other book stores around the country. To say I was pleased with Kim's professional help and guidance would not come close to describing how important her work was in helping a true novice get my book completed. I would highly recommend her to any author working on their first book or their tenth. She is a real pro. Thank you, Kim. I couldn't have gotten my book published without you. I look forward to working with you again on my next book.

Pat McCarthy

Chicago Street Cop



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