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Katrina

 aka K.T. Anglehart

About Polished Pages

“I decided to become an editor because I love seeing writers fawn over their own creation."

THE EDITOR BEHIND POLISHED PAGES

Welcome! I am an author, editor, and podcaster with a love for juicy YA novels, epic fantasies, and spiritual tell-alls. I'm also a devoted academic who takes pleasure (and pride) in seeing students succeed in their writing endeavours.

 

Read my Creator Spotlight interview, and feel free to visit my Editors Canada profile to discover more about my editing experience.

WHO I REALLY AM

I am an advocate for ingenuity, painstakingly precise, and brimful of passion. I am a crafty storyteller, thoughtful editor, and scrupulous proofreader.

 

I am a creative who cares.

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MY EXPERTISE

Words. All words.

 

Polished Pages exists because of my deep fondness for language, for transmitting ideas, and for telling a story that's yearning to be told. There are no limits as to how I can exercise these elements. I edit all written works but specialize in: 

 

     ✔ Young/new adult fiction

     ✔ Fantasy and urban fantasy

     ✔ New age nonfiction (e.g. topics around spirituality, oracle/tarot decks + booklets)

     ✔ Theses and dissertations

MY PHILOSOPHY

A piece of writing should make someone feel something. It should inspire, stir sentiments, linger like the aroma of freshly brewed coffee.

 

That’s why I take the time to understand you—what you stand for, what you hope to achieve, and who your audience is. Your desired impact is all that matters.

 

Poor writing and a dishonest writer's voice can be detected within seconds. Rushed storytelling and one-dimensional characters wreck a potentially provocative narrative. My promise is to evade these audience-killers and work together to create a quality, polished work.

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MY JOURNEY AS AN AUTHOR & EDITOR

During my journalism BA, I contributed to various school, online, and community news publications, but I soon realized I was veering away from my true passion: fiction. Prior to graduation, I took a year off to study scriptwriting, where I wrote an original series and shopped it to television networks. At the time, I was also hired as a pilot writer (later co-producer) for a series in development.

 

I was then launched into the world of digital marketing, where I honed my skills in copywriting and took on roles as a content manager and editor. It was through this fast-paced agency experience that I learned to appreciate the art of writing for one's desired audience. I left the 9-5 to launch Polished Pages, quickly embracing my innate abilities as an editor. 

 

As a fiction enthusiast, I was driven to pursue a Master's in Creative Writing, during which I began to write my debut novel. My love for academia and flair for the English language had also inspired me to help students produce their best work, namely theses and dissertations.

 

In October 2020, I released my debut novel The Wise One, the first book in the urban fantasy saga, The Scottish Scrolls. On launch week on Amazon, it hit #2 in Fantasy for Young Adults, as well as ranked #1 in three categories: Teen & Young Adults, Fairy Tales & Folkore for Young Adults, and Fiction About Girls & Women for Young Adults.

 

I discovered my passion for storytelling at a young age, but it was in the seventh grade, under the guidance of my eccentric Irish English teacher, when my love for the written word was truly founded.

 

Besides English, I speak French, Italian, and Spanglish. When I'm not writing, editing, or podcasting, I'm travelling with my favourite human—my high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Andy—and obsessing over my pet bunny, Magic, and rescue pup, Nessie.

 

Honours & Awards: Dean's List UBC Creative Writing MFA (2020); Special UBC Graduate Scholarship — Provost Office Prize (2017); Arts & Science Scholar, Concordia University (top 1%) (2016); Journalism Program Distinction, Concordia University (2016); Golden Key International Honour Society (top 15%) (2016); Quarterfinalist, Stage 32 TV Writing Contest (2015); Dean’s List, Algonquin College (2014); Semi-finalist, Ottawa’s Youth Infringement Festival Playwriting Contest (2013)