Alisia Leavitt

Alisia Leavitt - Editor

Charleston, SC, United States

Experienced Developmental Editor with Publishing Background

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Overview

I have over 11 years of experience as a seasoned editor, writing coach, and publishing strategist. I enjoy focusing on developmental editing with clients and bringing out the best story or experience for the reader. I am skilled at identifying areas of opportunity to strengthen manuscripts and providing a variety of ideas for my clients, not only from an editor's perspective but from a publisher's strategic approach. This enables the client to create a book that engages readers and is more likely to result in higher sales.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Romance

Certifications

  • MS Publishing
  • MFA Creative Writing
  • Publishing
  • Editing

Work experience

Owner and Executive Editor

Self-employed
August, 2006 – Present (about 12 years)

Alisia Leavitt Media offers:

•Writing Coaching for Books + Blogs
•Professional Editing
•Book Design and Layout (Print + eBook)
•Book Marketing
•Copywriting and Ghostwriting
•Query Letters, Proposals, + Agent Strategy

My team consists of:

• Writing Coach
• Book and Branding Designer
• Book Marketing Director
• Managing Editor and Two Assistant Editors
• Videographer
• Photographer

We have over 50 years of combined experience working for leading publishers such as Hachette Book Group; Little, Brown; Penguin Random House; and more in New York, London, and Los Angeles.

With an audience of 38 countries, my clients are regularly featured in leading outlets (O Magazine, The New York Times, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Rebelle Society, Her Future) and have attracted interest from leading television and film producers in Hollywood.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

I Come from Crazy

Tia Angelo

In this moving memoir, Tia Angelo takes us on her crazy journey growing up in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, with her incredibly dysfunctional family. Living with a mother suffering from alcoholism and prescription drug addiction, having an absentee father, and struggling to cope with the circumstances at home, Tia and her sister were shuttled between aunts, grandparents, and other rela... read more

In this moving memoir, Tia Angelo takes us on her crazy journey growing up in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, with her incredibly dysfunctional family. Living with a mother suffering from alcoholism and prescription drug addiction, having an absentee father, and struggling to cope with the circumstances at home, Tia and her sister were shuttled between aunts, grandparents, and other rela... read more

Angel of the Night

Cheryl J. Muir

In Angel of the Night: The Monster Within, we follow a feisty assassin who works for Frankie Cucinotta, a cruel and dangerous crime lord. Angel stalks the dark streets of Rale in the early hours of the morning, using her sexuality as a weapon to extract information from her targets. Angel is tasked with abducting renowned entrepreneur Devon Fairweather, who is accused of setting up a raid at R... read more

In Angel of the Night: The Monster Within, we follow a feisty assassin who works for Frankie Cucinotta, a cruel and dangerous crime lord. Angel stalks the dark streets of Rale in the early hours of the morning, using her sexuality as a weapon to extract information from her targets. Angel is tasked with abducting renowned entrepreneur Devon Fairweather, who is accused of setting up a raid at R... read more

Hot Mess to Mindful Mom: 40 Ways to Find Balance and Joy in Your Every Day

Ali Katz

For any mom who typically runs around with her hair on fire and needs a break!It’s so easy to find yourself constantly overwhelmed or burned out in the hustle and bustle of society today. But it is important to slow down and take a minute to focus on the things that matter most—and the first step is to connect with yourself again. This book will show women that by caring for themselves first, ... read more

For any mom who typically runs around with her hair on fire and needs a break!It’s so easy to find yourself constantly overwhelmed or burned out in the hustle and bustle of society today. But it is important to slow down and take a minute to focus on the things that matter most—and the first step is to connect with yourself again. This book will show women that by caring for themselves first, ... read more

Get the Most out of Motherhood: A Hot Mess to Mindful Mom Parenting Guide

Ali Katz

Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom! The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic. In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for them... read more

Slow down and take time for yourself—because a better you is a better mom! The second book in the Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series, Get the Most out of Motherhood will help moms create balance, peace, and well-being in their homes, leaving behind their old ways of being constantly stressed-out and frantic. In the first book, Ali focused on internal issues and taught women that by caring for them... read more

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