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“Katie Arnold-Ratliff is that rare creature, an editor with the heart of an artist and the mind of a computer, who changes a writer’s prose in deft ways only to make it the best and most authentic version of itself. Working with Katie on stories over the past several years has been a joy: She makes writers feel respected and valued and, in my case, helps me look much smarter than I am.”
“Katie is a perfect balance as an editor: she understands what every piece needs and helps the writer get it there with clarity, insight, and generosity. Everything we’ve worked on together, she has greatly improved.”
—Michelle Wildgen, author, You’re Not You and Bread and Butter
“Katie Arnold-Ratliff is an amazing editor and a dream to work with. She had a strong intuitive understanding of my style and voice. Her edits made my writing snappier, clearer, and more lively. She was also a tireless advocate for my work, which I appreciate more than I can say!”
“I have worked with Katie Arnold-Ratiff on many essays and she’s the kind of editor a writer dreams of. With patience and warmth, Katie finds the best kernel in a first draft and helps you build it into something so much deeper and truer than you had imagined. She’s fun to work with, and I am so proud of the pieces we published together.“
—Sasha Sagan, author, For Small Creatures Such As We
“I’ve always believed that a great editor elevates an essay without leaving their fingerprints on the page, and Katie does just that. She knows where to cut, where to elaborate, and most importantly, Katie knows when a piece is done (this is vital for those of us who like to keep picking at paragraphs for as long as we can). Katie has the ability to challenge her writers while ensuring they feel fully supported during every step of the editorial process.”