Katie Lee Ellison is an author for a Penguin Random House young biography series, a Made at Hugo Fellow, a creative writing workshop teacher, a published essayist, a champion equestrian, and a devoted ice cream eater. Raised rough and ready in Los Angeles, polished in New York City, and blossomed in Northern Idaho, she has found home in Seattle, WA. 


“When I have a new idea, and a hunch it could be great, I put all my jumbled thoughts on paper and turn it over to Katie. She pares down the noise and confusion with incredible efficiency, until what’s left is a distilled truth even more powerful and exciting than I imagined at the start.” — Lucy Holtsnider, Fine Artist

“We hired Katie to help us establish a dialog with investors and customers via a weekly blog. As an early-stage start-up we wanted to manage our communications with interested parties in a way that established credibility without being heavy with technical jargon and unnecessary boasting. Katie was able to build a series of writings that accomplished what we wanted. We received positive feedback from investors and partners alike that our blog was light, informative and well written.” — Andrew Radin, CEO @ twoXAR — Computational Drug Discovery

“Katie Lee Ellison has strong editorial skills, excellent attention to detail (including making deadlines), and a spirit that will lift any office. She’s a pleasure to have as a colleague.” — Tad Crawford, Publisher at Allworth Press, Author

“Katie Ellison is conscientious, mindful of deadlines, and very open to feedback. She has taken on a number of assignments for us over the last few years, and always gives us her very best work. She is a reliable freelancer and would be a valuable addition to any team.” — Guy Cunningham, Senior Copy Editor at Penguin Random House

“Katie was a great Marketing Editor for Fugue literary magazine (for which I am the faculty advisor); she worked well with the staff of University of Idaho graduate students and helped to expand Fugue’s publicity and presence at regional and national events.” — Alexandra Teague, Assistant Professor of Poetry at University of Idaho