Location: Tucson, AZ
Motto: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?” – Hillel
Hobby: Exploring the outdoors by bike, foot, or skis
Favorite Client Moment: When a client told me that she felt like she sounded smarter after I’d copyedited her writing.
Kate Skrainka has more than five years of experience ensuring client materials are clearly written and free from grammatical and typographical errors. As a copy editor and proofreader for Peak Seven Consulting, she provides the final polish to a variety of projects, primarily leadership-development courseware.
With a keen sense of nuance, Kate carefully tweaks the written word for coherence and consistency while factoring in the desired tone, the intended audience, and the client’s editorial priorities. Her sharp eye for detail means that her clients can rest assured that all visuals align with the written messaging and that a high level of accuracy is maintained under firm deadlines. Flexible and adaptable, she continuously seeks ways to improve workflow efficiency, product quality, and client satisfaction.
Prior to working with Peak Seven, Kate worked at Korn Ferry, where she served a number of roles. As a contract copy editor, she copyedited and fact-checked the firm’s leadership-training materials, bid proposals, marketing collateral, and assessment reports. Later, in her role as Global Delivery Operations Specialist, Kate worked in a cross-functional team to migrate leadership-development courseware into a cloud-based document-management application, which enabled colleagues to efficiently reuse learning objects. In that same role, she served as the administrator of a learning-analytics application used to evaluate instructor-led leadership-development programs.
Kate has a BA in Art History from Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. In addition to providing editorial services, she is a freelance writer for consumer magazines, such as Dirt Rag, a nationally distributed mountain-bike magazine.