Kathy has been a published author since 1989. She has written books (fiction and nonfiction), articles, play and movie scripts, short stories, devotionals, and curriculum. She is the author of Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and Editing Secrets of Best-Selling Authors and the editor/compiler of the Fiction Lover’s Devotional series.

Kathy has been a professional freelance editor since 1998. She offers a full range of editorial services for aspiring writers, established authors, commercial book publishers, and subsidy publishers.

Kathy has served on faculty at numerous writers’ conferences across the country. She directed the Orange County Christian Writers Conference, the SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference, and the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. She now puts on Christian Writers Retreats.

Kathy founded The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, Christian Editor Connection, The PEN Institute, PENCON, and the Excellence in Editing Award, which were brought together under the umbrella organization of Christian Editor Network in 2016. Christi McGuire and Jennifer Acevedo were partners of CEN with Kathy from the fall of 2016 till May of 2019.

In August 2022, the Excellence in Editing Award became the Editors’ Choice Award and Christian Editor Network became Christian Editors Association.

Kathy Ide

Kathy Ide

Kathy is the founder, manager, and owner of the Christian Editors Association.