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Katie Benoit


Katie Benoit has worked in the publishing industry for fifteen years as a nonfiction book acquisitions editor. She has acquired and edited books across a variety of nonfiction categories, including outdoor recreation, home improvement and design, cookbooks, adventure narratives, and family-focused titles. A specialist in illustrated books, she has a knack for puzzling together projects with many moving parts. Her edited works include two National Outdoor Book Award winners and a New York Times e-book bestseller. Katie holds a degree in magazine journalism and anthropology from Syracuse University. She is based in Connecticut.


  • Narrative nonfiction, nature/outdoor adventure/adventure narrative, food and wine, memoir, family/parenting, self-help

  • Highly illustrated books

  • Book development (including proposal) from creative stage to publication


  • Developmental editing, content editing, book proposal editing, manuscript critiques, copyediting

“I've worked with dozens of editors over the years, and Katie is one of my very favorites. She is smart, creative, and has a strong, clear vision for any project she's on. She's one of those people that I would work with on anything.”

- Stacy Tornio, author of The Kids’ Outdoor Adventure Book

“Katie’s excitement over our project was truly infectious, allowing us to push the envelope of where fact and fiction can meet in storytelling. She shepherded it from concept to bookshelf, which freed me up to focus entirely on the stories and not get lost in the weeds. As an editor, Katie is the most attentive I’ve worked with, and I sincerely hope to create more radical content with her in the future.”

- Maren Horjus, author of Haunted Hikes

“I've had the opportunity to work with Katie on numerous book projects. She shepherded my guidebooks with a steady hand, getting things done correctly and on time. She brings a business approach to the table, always holding up her end of responsibility, yet can also have a little fun at the same time. Katie is a critical thinker, seeking and finding solutions to old problems or coming up with new projects and book ideas. In short, Katie is reliable, innovative, and a pleasant person to work with.”

- Johnny Molloy, author of over 60 outdoor guides