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

Hohm Press

Feb, 2016 — Present

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

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Present

Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Copy Editing, Indexing

Clelia has 19 reviews

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Christopher H.

Christopher H.

Feb, 2024

Clelia's editing prowess has brought my manuscript to life in ways that I could've only dreamt. I am a better writer because of Clelia. I would hurriedly suggest and implore anyone in need of a professional editor to use Clelia.
Briana L.

Briana L.

Feb, 2024

Working with Clelia has been a pleasure. Out of all of the talented professionals on the platform, I chose to work with her because of how detailed and thoughtful her editing process was. She was insightful and helped me produce my best work - I would trust her with my writing any time (and hope to again in the future)!
Christopher H.

Christopher H.

Jan, 2024

Clelia has given life and vitality to my very first book. Her beyond professional direction and editing skills made this process a joy. I would recommend Clelia to any writer, whether a first time author as I was, or a seasoned veteran. I will not hesitate to use Clelia for my next projects.
Clelia L.
Thanks Chris! It's been wonderful working with you, too, and I look forward to supporting you in further projects.
Ilona K.

Ilona K.

Sep, 2023

I am Kuido Karula, the representative of the author Ilona Karula, and the person responsible for publishing the spiritual book ``THE VICIOUS CIRCLE OF LIES OF THE SOUL''. Clelia Lewis' job was to do copyediting and proofreading for this book. Clelia is a true professional. Since the book consists of many theories and theorems elaborated by the author, Clelia made the book completely clear to he...
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Clelia L.
Thank you Kuido! It was a pleasure to work with you and I look forward to future collaborations.
Jessica W.

Jessica W.

Jun, 2023

Clelia has been amazing to work with. She's far exceeded my expectations, and I have great appreciation for her help on this book. I hope to work with her again in the future.
Clelia L.
Thanks Jessica! I look forward to working together more as well!

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