My mission is to help writers to refine their work for the clearest and most precise expression of their ideas. I ground my editing work in three principles: clarity, precision, and craft. I bring to my practice a B.A. in English and German from Saint Olaf College and an M.A. in Literary Publishing from Hamline University. I am also a member of the Professional Editors Network.

I am a freelance editor based in Minneapolis, MN, with clients worldwide. I have more than a decade of experience as both an in-house editor and a freelancer working with authors and publishers, both corporate and independent. I have worked at nearly every stage of the publishing process, from manuscript submissions to sales, marketing, and distribution of the final book. 

I offer a variety of editorial services, including:

Manuscript Development
Substantive editing
Copy or line editing
Manuscript review

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Welcome to Kellie M. Hultgren Editing!


"I value the highly skilled editing of Kellie Hultgren.  Due to her command of grammar and punctuation, her insightful comments, and her leading but gentle direction, I am the proud author of three children's books now in hundreds of libraries."

Patrick Mader, author of Opa & Oma Together,

Oma Finds a Miracle, and Big Brother Has Wheels

“Kellie is a highly efficient editor whose expertise and careful attention impress me on an ongoing basis. She arrives at each new project with fresh enthusiasm, and delivers beautiful results. I highly, highly recommend KMH Editing!”

Amy Quale, Managing Editor

Beaver's Pond Press