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Publishing Consultant | Writer | Editor | Chicago | BooklessKim Bookless | Publishing Consultant | Editor | Proofreader

About Me

I’m good with words. I edit them, proofread them, and help authors turn them into books.

Kim-Bookless-Speaker-BEA-Publishing-Chicago copyAfter years of working for some wonderful companies, including a large educational publisher and two historic preservation nonprofits, I launched a business doing what I do best: publishing consulting, editing, proofreading, and book production management.

I’m the Founder of the Chicago Self-Publishing Group and former President and Vice President of Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP).

Visit my LinkedIn page for details on my expertise and experience.

I mentally edit everything. It’s both a gift and a curse. I try to use it only for good.

Someday I will move to Rome or Paris and write about the ex-pat life. I’m still working out a strategy to get there . . . suggestions are welcome.

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Kim is a pleasure to work with. Her insight and suggestions regarding marketing and social media recommendations for promoting our upcoming book have been invaluable. Kim is an excellent editor and is meticulously detail-oriented which is very important in helping us adhere to strict guidelines for literary agency proposals. Additionally, Kim has provided several helpful publishing resources which have allowed us to consider alternative strategies and to make informed decisions.

Yvonne Furth
Retired Advertising CEO
Co-author of

From the Yoga Mat to the Corner Office: A Mindful Approach to Business Success


Kim provided our company with superior copy-editing skills and phenomenal communication throughout each of the projects she assisted us in completing.

Her dedication to the clients she works with is outstanding. I would highly recommend Kim in the future and look forward to our next project together.

Ashley Hamilton
Account Executive
Evolve Digital Labs