Bryony Leah

Bryony Leah – Editor

Full-time freelance fiction editor. Genres: Romance (all sub-genres), Romantasy, New Adult. Based in England. Works with US and UK fiction.

Overview

I’m a full-time fiction editor and published writer offering friendly, professional book editing services to primarily self-publishing authors. With 10+ years' experience writing and editing fiction, I've worked on 200+ books with writers at all stages of publication. Several of the debut authors I've worked with have become bestsellers, and I love nothing more than forming long-lasting, supportive, and creatively collaborative partnerships with the authors I edit for.


I'm based in England, but having spent some time living in the USA, as well as having worked and trained with clients on both sides of the Atlantic, I’m experienced at copyediting and proofreading both US and UK English. I enjoy helping authors adapt their work to suit their preferred style, so if you need an editor to switch your "isms" to "izms" or vice versa, I'm here to help!


My primary focus lies in your words and ensuring clarity: I edit only what’s necessary to give your writing a professional polish. I believe in a lighter touch where possible to deliver accuracy and consistency, which means I’ll adapt to your writing style and take the utmost care not to impose my own voice on your work. To me, the mark of a good quality editor is one who leaves no mark—and that’s a skill only acquired through hands-on experience, plenty of training, and a really big dose of word nerdery!


I’m a Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (which means I’ve been trained, vetted, and have proven hundreds of hours of editing experience to a board of judges), as well as a member of ACES: The Society For Editing and the Editorial Freelancers Association, all of which I regularly train with.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Romance New Adult Paranormal Romance Romantic Comedy Romantic Fantasy Romantic Suspense Time Travel Romance
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Print Futures Award 2020
Certifications
  • CIEP P1: Introduction to Proofreading
  • CIEP P2: Proofreading Headway
  • CIEP P3: Proofreading Progress
  • CIEP C1: Copyediting Introduction
  • CIEP: Art of Querying
  • CIEP: Editing with Word
  • EFA Proofreading and Copyediting with the Chicago Manual of Style
  • EFA Sensitivity Reads: What You Need to KNow
  • EFA: The Art of Feedback
  • EFA Trans Allyship for Writers and Editors
  • Curtis Brown Creative: Pitching Your Novel

Work experience

Radish Fiction

Mar, 2016 — Nov, 2017 (over 1 year)

Managing remote team of editors, proofreading and copy editing novels by Radish authors.

Self-employed

Jul, 2014 — Present

Professional line editing, copyediting, and proofreading for self-publishing authors. Working with both UK and US fiction. Specialising in romance and women's fiction.

Portfolio

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
She’s a romantic at heart, living in the most unromantic of worlds . . .Nicknamed Sweet Abelli for her docile nature, Elena smiles on cue and has a charming response for everything. She’s the ... read more
Copy Editing
An Heir Comes to Rise

Peñaranda, C.C.

Copy Editing Proofreading
Liar, Liar

Martin, T.L.

Proofreading
Copy Editing
Devils Inc.

Palphreyman, Lauren

Copy Editing
Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
A Circus of Ink

Palphreyman, Lauren

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing Proofreading
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
Anna Todd (#1 internationally bestselling author of the After series) headlines this unique anthology of “imagines”—the first book of its kind—stories from Wattpad writers that immerse you in a fantasy world of fame, adventure, and flirtation with your favorit... read more

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