Kathryn Willms has over 12 years of professional writing, editing, and management experience. Since 2017, she has run Kwill Communications, an editorial firm specializing in educational and academic work, as well as providing substantive, stylistic, and copy editing for nonfiction authors. Prior to this, she was vice-president and senior editor at Colborne Communications.
As publisher at Iguana Books, she oversaw acquisitions, production, sales, and marketing for over 25 books, a list that included fiction, nonfiction, and children’s. Before her foray into publishing, she worked in financial services and as a journalist. She holds an MA in English from the University of Calgary.
Over the course of her career, Kathryn has taken pride in building strong and supportive relationships with authors, and helping them produce powerful, exciting, and creative work. She is excited to be continuing this work with The Rights Factory.
Nonfiction that informs, inspires, delights, or surprises. As a generalist who simply likes “good books,” she’s open to a variety of genres, including history; culture and current affairs; sports; biography and memoir; women’s issues; health and wellness; food and drink; self-improvement.
Over and above genre, she’s looking for fresh takes; strong voices and points of view; uncovered/recovered stories; and the opportunity to learn something new.
How to Submit
Writers can submit their work through my QueryManager.
Research, interview, and explore the subjects that interest you. Then write about what you've learned in Writing Nonfiction 101: Fundamentals. Writing nonfiction is a great way for beginner and experienced writers to break into the publishing industry.