Kathleen Kline: Academic Editor, Author, Instructor, Coach, Consultant, Presenter

Over a long career spanning over 3 decades, Kathleen Kline has developed an expertise in academic writing and editing as well as her own unique style of working with students and professionals in myriad fields. In addition to her longstanding academic editing practice, she is director of the Writing Center at the Wright Institute School of Professional Psychology, in Berkeley, California, and gives workshops and presentations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and remotely.

As director of the Writing Center at the Wright Institute, Kathleen provides workshops and courses for faculty and students on the principles of academic writing, APA Style, dissertations, CVs and cover letters, essay writing, and report and assessment writing.

Kathleen, a jeans-clad and sleeves-rolled-up type of gal, is always at the ready to team up with her clients and students as they journey through their writing challenges, be they dissertations, master’s theses, assessments, reports, class papers, or journal articles. She holds a Diplôme Supérieur from the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Although one could argue that her writing career began the moment she was able to hold a pen, her rigorous “on-the-job” training took place at the Sebastopol Times and the East Bay Express before she began Kathleen Kline & Associates in 1986 and decided to specialize in academic editing. 

When Kathleen opens her e-mails in the morning, she may find a subject line with the single word “HELP!” which she will respond to before getting on the phone to reassure another client that “the end will come.” She has a passionate love for writing as well (is known to cry over beautifully written sentences). She sees her mission in life as inspiring and improving written expression “bird by bird.” Beware: She will not simply do the work for you; she may also attempt to give you pointers for improved clarity, grammar, or “tricks of the trade.”

Kathleen is the author of Confessions of a Dissertation Editor: Practical Guidance and Real-Life Stories, published in 2010, which can be purchased at KathleenKline.com, or directly from her estore: https://www.createspace.com/3410089. She also offers presentations to the academic and professional community on APA style and surviving the dissertation writing process.

Kathleen Kline & Associates

Kathleen Kline & Associates, established in 1986, has distinguished itself through professional, consistent delivery of quality work, accurate estimates, and responsiveness to clients’ needs. Over the years, we have enjoyed the diversity and richness of people, interests, and livelihoods found not only in the San Francisco Bay Area but across the United States and in many countries. We have worked with distinguished writers, academicians, and students, and we welcome anyone who might benefit from our services.