About me

I’m a freelance editor, with over ten years of experience in publishing. Previously, I was an editor at Faber & Faber, where I worked closely with new and established authors to develop their manuscripts. As a freelancer, I’ve worked for Phaidon, Unbound, Simon and Schuster, Orion, and Weidenfeld and Nicolson, among others.

I’m also a visual artist, so I understand what it’s like to be on the other side of the creative process. I rent a studio from Bow Arts Trust and am a member of the Zeitgeist Arts Project in New Cross. You can find out more at www.katemurraybrowne.com.

How I work

I work for publishers and writers, on fiction and non-fiction, on a freelance basis. 

I love working with authors to develop their writing and get a manuscript as good as it can be. I’m equally happy discussing whether characters are fully developed, as I am the difference between colons and semi-colons. I aim to be rigorous and honest with my responses, while remaining sensitive to what a writer is trying to achieve. 

One of the things I love about working with books and writers is that each project is different – if you’d like to talk more about your individual requirements and how we could work together, please get in touch


Kate is a first-class editor and I strongly recommend her.

Graham Farmelo, author of The Strangest Man,
winner of the Costa Award for Biography and the LA Times Science Book Prize

The Strangest Man by Graham Farmelo