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Katherine Pickett

Katherine Pickett


Artist Work

Perfect Bound front cover

Artist Information

Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Literary Arts

Artist Statement

I wrote Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro to help new authors learn what to expect on their road to publication. Inspired by the workshop series "Sell Your Book!" Perfect Bound takes authors through the complete publishing process. Along the way, you'll meet the publishing professionals you'll be working with. Each chapter also highlights the most common mistakes authors make at that stage of production. Called "a treasure trove of practical advice" and "an indispensable resource," Perfect Bound is the perfect companion for your publishing journey.

Artist Bio

Katherine Pickett is the owner of POP Editorial Services, LLC (, and the author of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro ( Through POP she offers copyediting, proofreading, and developmental editing to authors and publishers across the country. She has been involved in the publishing industry since 1999, including five years as an in-house production editor with McGraw-Hill and two years with Elsevier Inc.

Throughout her career Katherine has edited more than 300 books in a wide range of topics and genres. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and the St. Louis Publishers Association and is president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. She is also a polished speaker and workshop leader, educating writers and indie publishers about the book publishing industry since 2008. You can find her blog at

In addition to Perfect Bound, Katherine has had four personal essays published online. Her essay "Dented" was chosen for the 2010 Lowestoft Chronicle print anthology.