Katherine Hutt Scott, Principal of Best Writers and Editors, loves all forms of clear, beautiful writing. She worked for more than two decades as a journalist, including for major media organizations The Associated Press and Gannett, covering Venezuela, the Caribbean, and official Washington, DC. Since 2009, she has worked as a writer and editor focused on international issues.
Katherine founded Best Writers and Editors in 2018 to provide sophisticated writing, editing, and coaching services for a variety of clients. Major projects include for Foreign Policy, 2.5 years managing a team of writers, a copy editor, and a designer to produce a quarterly paid content supplement, and for U.S. News & World Report, six months reporting a series of consumer news and investigative articles about K-12 education.
Katherine has researched, written, and edited all types of content, including annual reports, blog posts, e-books, promotional brochures, speeches, and website copy. She has broad experience translating technical material into simpler language, refining texts on topics from federal student financial aid in the United States, to the impact of tourism on the natural resources of the Philippines.
Katherine has coached professionals ranging from World Bank Group economists to microentrepreneurs in good writing practices. Katherine also works with writers of fiction and poetry. She edited a book of poems, helped a retiree with cognitive difficulties draft his memoir on surviving brain cancer, and taught creative writing at a retirement community. She won 3rd place in the 2018 Bethesda Urban Partnership poetry contest.
Katherine has a Master’s degree in Journalism with Honors from Columbia Journalism School, a Master’s degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Stanford University. She is fluent in Spanish.