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Carolyn Kott Washburne

Washburne Literary Services

1909 E. Menlo Blvd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211-2519
(414) 961-1995
Fax: (414) 961-1971

Services offered

  • Feature articles
  • Newsletters
  • Book proposal consulting
  • Nonfiction books
  • Textbooks
  • Manuals
  • Brochures
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editing
  • Project management

I’ve written feature articles for a variety of publications, from the New York Times to obscure trade publications like the Productivity Improvement Bulletin. I have a master’s degree in social work, so human service topics and audiences are a natural for me, but I’ve written on a range of topics from vegetarianism to mutual funds to interior design to space tourism. As an editor, I enjoy partnering with the writer to develop the best possible written product. I am also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Representative clients

  • Strelcheck & Associates (physician search firm)
  • Kate Hawley by Design
  • Peggy Brown Creative Consulting
  • Milwaukee Magazine
  • Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee

Recent books and/or book proposals edited

  • Memoir of the Sunday Brunch, by Julia Pandl (originally self-published, forthcoming from Algonquin Books)
  • Rescuing Regina: Saving a Friend from Deportation and Death, by Josephe Marie Flynn, SSND (Lawrence Hill Books, 2011)
  • Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope, by Lisa Paul (Skyhorse Books, 2011)
  • Better Make It Real: Creating Authenticity in an Increasingly Fake World, by Jill Morin (Praeger, 2010)
  • Mary Nohl Inside & Out: Biography of the Artist, by Barbara Manger and Janine Smith (Greater Milwaukee Foundation, 2009)
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