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About Kimber

Kimber Severance is a writer and editor from Pennsylvania. While her roots remain in the forested hills of the East Coast, she has also lived for many years in the mountainous deserts of the West Coast.

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Writing Experience

Kimber Severance has been an avid writer all her life, gaining experience writing in many mediums including novels, short stories, poems, booklets, pamphlets, webpages, articles, social media posts, video scripts, and more.

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Editing Experience

Kimber Severance also has a wide range of experience copyediting many genres including fiction, nonfiction, fantasy, historical fiction, journal articles, website content, scholarly books, self-help books, autobiographies, memoirs, and more. ​

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Kimber Severance has had the opportunity to work in many positions in the industry of words including copyeditor, substantive editor, copywriter, back ad copywriter, poetry writer, and novel writer in her free time. Her professional skills range from meticulous organization to all forms of content writing, editing, and more.  

  • Copywriting​​

  • Substantive Editing and Content Editing

  • Copyediting, Proofreading, Line Editing 

  • Organization

  • Project Management

  • Internal Communications

  • Documentation and Record Keeping 

  • Teamwork

  • Meeting daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly deadlines and due dates 

  • Working alongside authors in the acquisition and editing process

  • Reviewing and choosing content for acquisitions

Writing Skills

Articles, webpages, brochures, pamphlets, informational ebooks, guest articles, press releases, social media captions, advertisement copy, transactional and marketing email content, and back advertisement copy for books. 

Writing topics include personal finance, small business finance, legal finance, taxes, community service, linguistics, personal health and wellbeing, and marketing ad copy for various companies.

Editing Skills

Marketing content, company compliance reports, company policies and procedures, fiction and nonfiction manuscripts including genres such as autobiographies, memoirs, science fiction, romance, action thrillers, fantasy, and more. 

Familiar working with multiple style guides including in-house style guides, the Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), the Associated Press Stylebook (AP), the Modern Language Association (MLA) Style, the American Psychological Association (APA) Style, and Turabian Style


Kimber Severance received her bachelor's degree in English with a minor in Editing at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Utah. During her time at BYU, she was involved in the English Department, the English Society club, the Linguistics Department, and the International Studies Department. 

Graduated: April 2019

Major: English

Minor: Editing

Work Experience

Kimber Severance is a highly organized and detail-oriented writer and editor with 6+ years of content experience in the publishing, magazine, journal, blog, website, social media, and marketing fields. 

Content Manager | Tosh Inc., Provo UT

July 2019 to Present

  • Increased overall blog traffic by 1,072% and doubled blog average time on page

  • Collaborated directly with product and marketing leadership to plan and actuate content strategies and campaigns

  • Responsibilities included content organization, ideation, research, creation, and execution of advertising campaigns for digital and traditional advertising

  • Utilized SEO best practices to optimize content for search engines and improve website and article traffic, rankings, and engagement 

  • Organized and maintained team project management system and processes including project plans, timelines, change requests, and project documentation

  • Oversaw thorough content research and internal reviews to ensure the accuracy and credibility of content

Manuscript Copyeditor | Dorrance Publishing, Pittsburgh PA

December 2020 to Present

  • Copyedited novel manuscripts for multiple fiction and nonfiction genres including fantasy, young adult, biographical, educational, and more

  • Conducted research and created style sheets for each manuscript to establish accuracy and consistency

  • Ensured each manuscript was ready for publication with final reviews, proofreading, and proper formatting

Assistant Editor | BYU Kennedy Center, Provo UT

January 2019 to April 2019

  • Assisted the Editor in Chief of the Kennedy Center for International Studies in content management for the Bridges Alumni Magazine and the Journal of International Studies

  • Made use of skills in copyediting, line editing, and proofreading to prepare academic journal articles for publication

  • Implemented comprehension skills and author queries to prepare academic articles from Non-Native English Speakers for publication 

  • Formatted raw journal article files from across the globe for a clean final file to go to designers

Copyeditor & Copywriter | LDS Insights, Provo UT

January 2019 to April 2019

  • Wrote blog articles covering spiritual and uplifting topics for the LDS Insights Blog

  • Copyedited blog articles written by other blog copywriters 

  • Managed and created content for the Pinterest social media account 

Assistant Staff Editor | Schwa Linguistic Journal, Provo UT

January 2017 to April 2017

  • Evaluated and chose article submissions/acquisitions

  • Copyedited and prepared accepted article submissions for publication 

  • Worked closely with other editors and article authors to prepare content for publication

  • Met regular daily, weekly, and monthly deadlines

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