Clelia Lewis

Clelia Lewis – Editor

Clear, sensitive, exceptional editing; I specialize in works of dharma, spiritual literature, self-development, and memoir.

Overview

With over thirty years of spiritual practice in an eclectic yet traditional lineage, I have developed an understanding of many spiritual traditions and teachings as well as psychology and human development. This depth of experience combined with exceptional writing and editing skills, allows me to help you separate the essential from the nonessential so that the heart of your communication shines through.


Your voice is unique. I provide clarity and precision from a trustworthy perspective. Thorough and passionate about the power of language, I work in partnership with you so that your words are fresh and alive as well as elegant and consistent in style.


I work in Word with Track Changes. Once I am done I will send you two copies of the fully edited manuscript: one with all the mark-up, and one in which the edits have been integrated so you can see them side by side.


You incorporate the edits, accepting or rejecting changes, considering my suggestions and questions and rewording anything you see fit. You can ask me questions at any time (I will get back to you within one business day) and we can go back and forth in the process as many times as needed up to the completion date we have agreed to.


If this sounds good to you, give me a shout and let's get to work!


"Clelia L. is an outstanding editor. A significant work I recently published was enhanced by her clarity, precision, and discernment. Clelia was respectful of my purpose for writing and of my intention, even for sometimes idiosyncratic word choices. At the same time, when she thought I might possibly be off my own mark she did not hesitate to question me, which I appreciated. She was already very familiar with the subject area of my work, and still, on her own, occasionally researched less familiar specifics. I greatly enjoyed Clelia’s flexible, cheerful, thorough, and highly intelligent contribution to my book, and our warm and stimulating collaborative working relationship."

—Barbara Du Bois, Buddhist teacher, disciple of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche and H.H. Garchen Rinpoche.


"Dear Clelia, I would like to thank you for the fine work you are doing on the new book! You certainly have the feel for it. For me it’s not only the ‘message’ that’s important, but the music as well. And yours is such a fine accompaniment…Your suggestions and reformulations are always for the better—I really appreciate working with you. My fondest thoughts, Philippe."

—Philippe Reiryu Coupey, Zen teacher in the Soto line of Taisen Deshimaru.



"The energy you put into the words and how you help bring the message to life is unbelievable, Clelia! You are so talented and have a beautiful gift, I am so glad you are sharing it with the world, and thankful to have found you for myself. I can’t wait to work with you again! Thank you so much!!! I LOVE LOVE all you did!"

—Angie Harris, Author of Leaf Lessons: When Trauma and Religion Collide

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Middle Grade Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Sahaja Magazine

Nov, 2017 — Present

Planning, Submissions, Editing, Copy Editing

Hohm Press

Feb, 2016 — Dec, 2023 (almost 8 years)

Provided copy editing and indexing services , as well as other assistance to Regina Sara Ryan, Managing Editor at Hohm Press.

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Present

Line Editing, Copy Editing, Substantive Editing, Editorial Assessment, Indexing

Clelia has 24 reviews

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Ala U.

Ala U.

Jun, 2024

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Working with Clelia L. on our recent book project, "The Prophet's Pulpit: Volume III," was an outstanding experience. Her thirty years of spiritual practice and profound understanding of diverse spiritual traditions and psychology significantly enhanced our work. Clelia’s exceptional skills allowed her to distill the essence of our content, ensuring that the heart of our communication shone thr...
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Clelia L.
Thank you for this wonderful review Ala. This project was a deeply enriching one for me and it was a pleasure to work with you and your team. I most certainly look forward to working with you again...
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Jy B.

Jy B.

Feb, 2024

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I found Clelia's work and professionalism to be truly outstanding in every way. I honestly do not know how to thank her enough for the diligence, patience, and most importantly ownership, that was adopted from the start of the project. Clelia began with by building up a thorough understanding the subject matter and this allowed some really insightful changes. Most importantly, Clelia worked...
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Clelia L.
Thanks Jy! It has been a real joy to collaborate with you and I'm pleased and proud to have been able to help you with this project. I look forward to diving in again on the next part.
Mike F.

Mike F.

Jan, 2022

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I am beyond impressed with Clelia and couldn’t recommended her more! She’s my editor for LIFE! Not only did she meticulously refine my book with a type of precision and skill I didn’t know was possible, but she also won my business by reaching out with questions and interest, even though my proposal was miscategorized and appeared to be outside the scope of services of Reedsy copy editors. She...
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Clelia L.
Thank you so much, Mike! What an incredible blessing it is to be able to read something, to feel energized and inspired, and then to be able to help the author bring their work to the world. It was...
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Mark P.

Mark P.

Jun, 2024

I had the pleasure of working with Clelia, and I must say her editorial insights were invaluable. Her notes were both insightful and constructive, providing clear guidance that greatly enhanced the quality of my manuscript. She was prompt in her responses and an absolute delight to work with. Her professionalism and keen eye for detail made the editing process smooth and enjoyable. I highly rec...
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Jy B.

Jy B.

Apr, 2024

This is my second extension of the project with Clelia, her amazing professionalism, expertise and responsiveness continues to shine brightly! Thank you Clelia!!

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