© 2017 by  Kayla Overbey

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production editor

Kayla lives in New York City. She has worked in the publishing industry since 2013. In that time, Kayla has gained experience in every genre, from children's books and highly illustrated non-fiction to literary fiction and YA. As a production editor at Penguin Random House, she oversees and manages the publication process of approximately 50 titles a year in a fast-paced environment. She supervises and approves manuscripts and covers at every stage—from design to publication.


On a day-to-day basis, Kayla performs proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and manuscript formatting, all while maintaining respect to Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster Dictionary. She also communicates with, hires, and manages a host of freelance proofreaders, copy editors, and fact-checkers.

Kayla freelances regularly for high-profile clients, including Macmillan Publishing, Hachette Book Group, and Sterling Publishing. See some of the books she's worked on here

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