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  • Editing professional with a wide range of editorial, publications, corporate communications, and writing experience. Skilled at project and task management and a variety of styles and editing processes. 
  • Proofreading, copyediting, substantive and developmental editing; project management.
  • Chicago, AP, and Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications.
  • Print, desktop publishing, production, and Web content experience.
  • Client relations, collaboration with writers and design teams.



Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Adobe Acrobat and Dreamweaver; basic HTML and content management software; Apple iMovie, Final Cut Express, and Final Cut Pro.





  • Copyedited book manuscripts as freelancer for clarity, consistency, accuracy, and adherence to standards such as Chicago Manual of Style, AP, or in-house guides.
  • Copyedited text and translations for Magnum Photos Web-based photographic documentary, Access to Life.
  • Copyedited news and opinion pieces for extremely fast-paced online magazine Slate. Fact-checked, published articles, and managed content using internal Web publishing system.
  • Edited popular weekly advice column and daily radio summaries for Slate magazine.
  • Edited Journalism and the Future of Media web site content.
  • Copyedited book proposals for Girl Friday Productions packagers.
  • Copyedited packaging content, supplemental materials, user guides, and white papers for worldwide packaging and branding firm Landor Associates. Copyedited localized text in various languages on Microsoft packaging for foreign countries.
  • Edited and produced 16-page PCC monthly tabloid newspaper from issue planning stages through printing and distribution; 35,000-plus circulation.
  • Edited and copyedited as volunteer for various fiction zines and e-zines according to standards, and creative nonfiction and fiction manuscripts for individual authors.
  • Copyedited multipart city planning proposals for Dugan Planning consultancy.


  • Proofread book manuscripts for Chronicle Books, Sasquatch Books, and Mountaineers Books.
  • Reviewed and proofed final content for Magnum Photos Web-based photographic documentary project, including online video material.
  • Proofread magazine content for Web and print publications, including Fretboard Journal.
  • Proofread packaging materials and production-edited finalized content before printing at Landor Associates. 


  • Wrote eye-catching headlines for daily Slate Web-magazine content, captions, summaries, and developed style sheets for contributors.
  • Wrote marketing, creative, and technical content, including case histories for major Landor clients such as Microsoft.
  • Developed and wrote corporate-wide style guides at Landor.
  • Developed and wrote PCC  and REI member and employee publications such as brochures, benefits communications, HR manuals, membership information, and annual reports.


  • Created division-wide writing and production templates for multiple writers and vendors for Landor.
  • Developed yearly PCC Sound Consumer themes and feature stories, cultivated and assigned freelance writers, supervised staff copy input, and coordinated design and illustration.
  • Overhauled Sound Consumer budget and reporting for all PCC printed materials, reducing costs and creating accountability. Revised advertising process, increasing advertising by 12 percent in first two years.
  • Led creation of first PCC Web site, offering a significant new service to members.



Night Vision Editing

Freelance copyeditor and proofreader. Clients include:

  • Chronicle Books
  • Sasquatch Books 
  • Magnum Photos (New York City)
  • The Fretboard Journal (Seattle)
  • Mountaineers Books (Seattle)
  • Girl Friday Productions (Seattle)
  • Dugan Planning Services (Everett)
  • Journalism and the Future of Media site

2004–2008             Slate Magazine (, Seattle and New York

  • Copyeditor for online news, politics, and arts magazine.
1999–2004             Landor Associates, Seattle

  • Copyeditor for worldwide packaging design and branding firm, primarily Microsoft content.
1993–1999            Puget Consumers’ Co-op (PCC), Seattle

  • Publications Editor for Northwest cooperative grocery chain and Managing Editor of the Sound Consumer, monthly 16-page tabloid newspaper with 35,000-plus average circulation.
1988–1992             Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), Seattle

  • Corporate Publications Coordinator at nationwide outdoor retailer.
1982–1988             Washington Food Dealer Magazine, Seattle

  • Assistant Director of Communications for monthly 32- to 96-page trade magazine.


  • Instructor, University of Washington Certificate Program in Editing, Practicum course.
  • Guest speaker, Copy Editor workshop and Editing for the Web audio conference; Beyond the Red Pen conference.
  • Member, Northwest Independent Editors’ Guild and Editorial Freelancers Association.
  • Instructor at Discover U, Careers in Proofreading and Copyediting.


B.A. Communications, B.A. English; University of Washington

  • A Lily Among Thorns


    "Kim is thorough, expert, and easy to work with. I love going to her with my Regency romances because of her broad base of historical knowledge. She has saved me from many embarrassing mistakes and anachronisms!"


    —Rose Lerner, author of historical romances including A Lily Among Thorns and True Pretenses

  • The Fretboard Journal


    "Over the course of many years, we've relied upon Kim Runciman to help us refine and copyedit the Fretboard Journal's storytelling. She's an exceptional proofreader, a great Style Guide law enforcement officer and she always asks us the right questions when it comes to our editorial."


    —Jason Verlinde, publisher, The Fretboard Journal

  • The Fire Seer


    "Very professional! Turns edits around promptly and knows the major publishers’ style guides inside and out. Makes good line editing suggestions while respecting the author’s personal style."


    —Amy Raby, author of the fantasy romances The Fire Seer, Guardian’s Secret, and the Hearts and Thrones series