Writing, Editing & Publishing Services

Professional and Experienced Writing, Editing, Publishing and Coaching Services!

  • Book manuscript development, production process and publishing. Terrified of that blank sheet of paper? Have a book in your head that you want to get out? Learn how to publish your own works! Kip Mistral will coach you through learning the process to get your work birthed into a book manuscript that you can present to an agent or publisher, or publish and sell yourself.
  • Writing, Editing, Copyediting and Proofreading
  • Writing and English language instruction, coaching and tutoring
  • Developmental, evaluation, content and line editing, copyediting and proofreading
  • Interviewing and transcription
  • Dissertations, theses, academic papers, essays
  • Reports, proposals, feasibility studies, and other business writing such as policies and procedures
  • Website and Blog Content
  • Technical Writing and Editing
  • Available for short-term and long-term projects

I hold a BA and MA in English and taught composition and technical and business writing at the college level for many years, as well as working as a senior level technical writer/editor in the software industry for nearly 15 years. I’ve also published over 100 articles in international magazines and co-authored a training manual that was a bestseller in its category on Amazon for 10 years. Experienced professional, ready to take on your projects. Please use my Contact page here to inquire!

Testimonial for Book Development: Author Lynne Sprinsky Echols

“Kip Mistral is not only great at what she does, but she’s tremendous fun to work with. Without her expertise, energy, persistence, and dedication, my book would still be languishing in the dark in my desk drawer. I was intimidated and confused as to how to get my work “out there,” but Kip demystified the book production process for me. She walked me through the many choices open to authors today when it comes to getting published, either in hard copy or electronically, describing the pros and cons of each option.”

“Kip gave me so many useful tips about how to fine-tune my manuscript, serving as editor, style-checker, and unofficial agent on an as-needed basis. She guided me through the contract subject, how to get a copyright and an ISBN number, and much more. She even made an introduction for me to an established publisher who focuses on precisely the audience to which my book appeals. She works very quickly, and her hourly rate is extremely reasonable. Many, many thanks, Kip!”

Testimonial for Book Development and Reviews: Richard Williams, Xenophon Press LLC

As a publisher, I have interacted with Kip over the years for the most part in terms of book reviews and book development for other authors.
The clarity that she brings to reviews shows her ability to discern the value in and what is unique about the book titles, a rare gift. She is able to capture that intangible quality about a book and put it into words.
From the editorial and organizational standpoint, Kip is a superb organizer of information, making it digestible in a logical sequence and bringing out its essence. Because she can simultaneously evaluate a book from both the author’s point of view and also the reader’s perspective, Kip’s ability to organize authors in the editorial process is also unique. She is able to guide them to hone what information is germaine and valuable to the reader, then have the courage to edit and omit the content that is extraneous and not on point, and be judicious about that.
Kip’s broad experience, her high standards and her ability to see the “big picture” would be great assets to any publishing project.

Testimonial for Book Development: Robert Ashbaugh Digital Design

“I first met Kip years ago when she was hired as a technical writer for a software manufacturing firm where I was employed as a graphic designer. I was impressed then and after working with her on several book projects since, I’m even more impressed with her editorial expertise, eye for detail, and innate sense of what works and what doesn’t. One would be hard pressed to find a more diligent coach.”

Testimonial for Technical Editing: Environmental Engineer Lisa Simmons, Owner and Principal, LLKelly, Inc.

I had the privilege and pleasure of working closely with Kip Mistral as a technical editor over a four-month period as she assisted me during a particularly busy period. Her quick comprehension of overall concepts combined with her level of attention to detail and natural knack for organizing content in an easy-to-comprehend manner allowed me to hand her my clients’ draft technical reports for review and editing. Subject topics included soil, groundwater and soil gas assessments, risk assessments, beneficial use surveys, work plans, progress report related to an industrial waste water permit, and an emergency generator fuel system upgrade documentation report. Reports were prepared for a variety of clients including oil companies, machine shop, industrial facilities, family-owned companies and a hospital. Working with Kip was a joy. Her professionalism and proficiency allowed me to meet my clients’ needs during a time when I had limited availability.

[LLKelly, Inc. is an Oregon environmental engineering and consulting firm, whose principal, Lisa K Simmons, PE, regularly assists other Oregon-based environmental consulting firms with peer review, data QA/QC and technical editing of their reports.]