Here are some of the many titles I'm proud to have been part of. The range of my involvement in the books and games on this page runs from substantive editing to copy editing and/or proofreading.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to fit all the projects I've worked on here (and sometimes my editorial involvement is confidential). I have experience with many other subjects and project types, too, so if you'd like to discuss how my experience would enhance your project, please ask.
They Fought in Colour
This beautiful book compiled by the Vimy Foundation features newly colourized images from the First World War. I copy edited essays contributed by Peter Mansbridge, Margaret Atwood, Charlotte Grey, Tim Cook, and many more. (Available October 2018)
Designed by Cole Wehrle, this is an asymmetrical "Game of Woodland Might and Right" in which 2–4 players battle for area control of a vast wilderness. The rules are long and detailed, and proofreading this beautiful game was a lot of fun!
A Grander Vision
I enjoyed working closely with Sid, helping him to develop this colourful memoir about his life in the labour union.
"Kate Unrau ... expertly edited and pulled apart each chapter and at the same time maintained my voice." (Sid Ryan)
Eric Wen’s volume deconstructs seven well-known musical masterworks using the Schenkerian method of analysis. Proofreading of this title included checking many musical examples and interpreting advanced music theory.
Leonard Wise’s book celebrates one of Canada’s best known and best loved artists, Charles Pachter, a man whose promotion of Canadian culture has left a lasting legacy.
Swimming with Horses
In this work of fiction by veteran Canadian journalist Oakland Ross, an unlikely friendship between a Canadian teenager and a South African girl sparks a journey to untangle an unsolved murder.
"Freelance editor (and violinist) Kate Unrau turned the dreaded editing process into a collaboration of pure pleasure..." (Oakland Ross)
Celebrate Theory: History
I’ve worked on several titles for the Frederick Harris Music history series, which serve as textbook and workbook combined for students preparing for Royal Conservatory of Music history exams.
Historian Larry D. Rose examines ten crucial Canadian military and political decisions that changed the course of the Second World War and shaped our country’s future.
Essentials of Business Communication
This Nelson Education title by Mary Ellen Guffey, Dana Loewy, and Richard Almonte is the ninth Canadian edition of this popular higher education textbook.
Whatever It Takes
Stephen Stohn shares a lifetime's worth of unique experiences in this insightful book about his successful career at the heart of the Canadian entertainment industry.
Vimy! Valour! Victory!
Author Jean Miso has written several books featuring our Canadian Armed Forces veterans and soldiers. This title highlights the activities of the Canadian Corp and Allied troops at Vimy Ridge.