Need an editor for your short story or novel?

Whether you want full-service editorial help, line and copy edits, or anything in between, I’d love to work with you. Together we can make your story the best it can be—and position it for success!

I specialize in plot-driven stories in the genres of sci fi, fantasy, thriller, and horror.

What my writers say:

“Leslie excels in line and copy editing but also has a keen eye for spotting continuity mistakes, plot holes, and areas of weak character development. She has aided me in every phase of my process and was able to give me ideas when I was struggling. I can’t count how many times a simple ‘but what if they’ comment spurred a series of ideas that led me to chapter upon chapter of content. Whatever your needs and wherever you are in the process, Leslie can help. If you have a good story, she can help you make it great, because she knows what a great story looks like.”
“Leslie is my secret weapon. She is not just an editor, she’s a partner. What sets her apart as an editor is her care for the story. My books wouldn’t be what they are without her.”
“As the line and copy editor of my debut novel, Leslie proved to have a sharper eye for clarity in every dimension: situation, perspective, character, and plot. Her attention to detail and care for the story itself quickened the pace on each page. She is a patient editor who appreciates the effort required of an author revisiting what has been written and what should be revised, rewritten, or left out. She was also professional, communicative, and flexible—with regard to both deadlines and budget. Her love for the craft is evident in the quality work she puts out, and she is fun to work with.”

I want to help you:

Brainstorm a novel, unexpected, and strong plotline.
Create smartly written, fleshed-out, and purposeful worlds, characters, and dialogue.
Write meaningful and impactful sentences with words that carry weight.
Make your grammar, spelling, and punctuation impeccable.