Carolina VonKampen





fiction, nonfiction, poetry, content marketing


I love bringing indie authors' book projects to life, from editing to book design to publication. My extensive experience working with writers and poets as editor in chief at Capsule Stories means I know how to work closely with writers to bring out their voice on the page while keeping their writing consistent and cohesive.

I work with indie authors to polish their manuscripts—novels, memoirs, poetry collections, essays, short stories, or business nonfiction—for self-publication or submissions in the traditional publishing world. I provide developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. I have experience editing both books and individual short stories, essays, and poems.

I completed the University of Chicago's editing certificate program and am most familiar with Chicago Manual of Style and AP style. I have a BA in English and history and am a member of ACES: The Society for Editing, EFA, and St. Louis Publishers Association. I am the publisher and editor in chief of Capsule Stories, a print literary magazine.

Want to see if I’m a good fit for your book project? Learn more about the editorial services I offer and the types of projects I work on at my website below.


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