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I'm an editor, proofreader, and publishing consultant. I copyedit and proofread books and a variety of 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 and proofreading projects. Visit my LinkedIn page for details on my expertise and experience and check out my Fiction and Nonfiction portfolio pages to see the breadth of my work. 

If you'd like to discuss your project and learn how I can help
, contact me and we'll set up a time to talk.




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, but 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.



I have copyedited, proofread, and helped to self-publish dozens of books over the years, in many genres and for all ages. Click the buttons below to explore my portfolio.



Here are a few kind words from my clients. Visit my Testimonials page to read more.

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

In The Press


Let’s talk about how I can help with your editing, publishing, or writing project!

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