I'm a freelance editor of fiction. I can give you insights into your writing that you may not have realized you needed. Check out my Services page to see how.There are a glut (a superfluity, an excess, a plethora) of narratives out there today vying for the attention of the masses. Let me help give yours an extra boost.
I worked with Liz Pelletier, publisher, to develop acquired romance manuscripts for publication.
Working under the lead editor for the Sourcebooks Casablanca imprint, I learned a lot about the publishing industry, from acquisitions to the editorial process.
I work with traditionally publishing and self-publishing authors, as well as independent publishing companies, to bring their manuscripts up to a publishable standard through developmental editing and copy editing.
As intern with Linda Langton, agent, I learned a lot about the agent's side of the publishing industry, such as how to decide who to pitch a manuscript to, and how to acquire projects that are marketable today.
Isis can control her dreams. Or she could—until recently. The creature in her nightmares has been haunting her for months. As if being dumped wasn’t bad enough, now she dreads going to sleep. She decides to confront the creature and win back some of her peace; only, she finds that he’s not a monster and he’s not a dream. A sacrifice for love, a shocking discovery and a jealous ex-boyfriend blu... read more
Isis’ goals for the future included things like attending and graduating college. However, becoming a monster wasn’t part of the plan. Isis and her boyfriend, David, are on the brink of a horrible transformation and they are eager to stop it. Together, they set out on a quest to Greece to find Isis’ biological father—the only person that may be able to help them. Their journey comes to an abru... read more
Annie Landon has given up on finding Mr. Right, and has gone out looking for Mr. Tonight instead. A conversation overheard in the bathroom of Dionysus’s Bar about a jilted and lonely "Greek god" in need of a quick pick-me-up sounds like just what she’s looking for.But picking up the god of love for a one-night stand is easier said than done--especially when he's sworn off mortals forever.Eros ... read more
They live among us. They live within us. As entities made of pure energy, the Elbie must have human hosts to survive on Earth. For some people, being a host is a great benefit. For others, it is a nightmare.Lysandra, a headstrong mercenary, gives no thought to either side until she is hired by the Elbie that want her brother. Separated at birth, Lysandra and Brendan grew up living very differe... read more
An underground female mafia rights the wrongs of an unjust society in this gripping story of everyday women taking matters into their own hands where the justice system has failed. For many years they have worked quietly and gone unnoticed by the world in which they live, until one of them goes missing. The wrong people start asking questions and before they know it, they are in danger of bein... read more
Former MMA fighter Aiden "Irish" O'Brien hasn’t stepped into the ring since he accidentally took someone's life in the heat of rage. When his friend calls in a favor that sends him south to check on family, Irish figures he’s got nothing to lose. His life is on the ropes. The least he can do is make sure the sexy redhead is safe.Kat MacGregor has forty-eight hours to settle the twenty thousand... read more
Some women are bad. Some women are a bad idea. The best ones are both...As a Black Ops assassin, “Lucky” Landon has had more than his fair share of close calls. Now he’s turned in his sniper rifle for the simple life of his small hometown. So the last thing he ever expected was to end up at gunpoint. Or that the woman holding the gun would be his best friend’s little sister and Lucky’s on-agai... read more
Spring Moon (Indiana Teller) by Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie Audoin-Mamikonian:Amid the expansive plains of Montana, the Lykos Ranch stretches for miles. The inhabitants who live in near isolation from the outside world are members of the most powerful clan of werewolves in North America. Among them lives just one human: Indiana Teller. Grandson of the clan's leader and offspring of a we... read more
She's cooking up a recipe for revenge...Heir to the Calabrese restaurant empire, Jackson Calabrese can buy whatever he wants--except creativity. He can craft perfect paella, but if his new restaurant is going to take New York by storm, he'll need help. And there's only one chef with the culinary creativity to reinvent their menu: former rival--and lover--Lila Grant. The one woman with all the ... read more
A man she can't refuse…Accountant Cassy Morris knows she's putting her heart on the line when she agrees to move in with her best friend, multi-millionaire geek Scott Thornton. The arrangement is purely business: she'll manage his nanotechnology lab and find an angel investor for his revolutionary new product. But there's a problem: she's loved him forever even though he's only ever regarded h... read more
Mayson McBride has spent the last decade restoring her family's magazine empire with her two sisters. She loves what she does, but she can't shake the feeling something's missing. Which is why she jumps at the chance–incognito–for a single night of no-strings-attached sex with Holt Turner.A once in a lifetime connection…Holt's been unable to forget the woman he shared one night of explosive pa... read more
Billionaire's Demands (A Boardrooms and Billionaires Series Book) by Addison FoxBooth Harrison has made a habit of getting what he wants, be it a new addition to the Harrison media empire, or a better relationship with his half-brother. But meeting his brother's new sister-in-law, Camryn McBride, poses a new challenge. The savvy CFO of McBride Media has a brain he wants to pick…and a body he n... read more
Sixteen-year-old Selena Fallon is a dreamer. Not a daydreamer, but an I-see-the-future kind of dreamer. Normally, this is not a problem, as she has gotten pretty good at keeping her weird card hidden from everyone in her small town. But when Selena dreams of her own rather bloody death, things get a little too freaky—even for her. Enter Dillan Sloan. Selena has seen the new guy in a different ... read more
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Former literary agent, published author, creator of award-winning blog for writers. Has worked with NY Times bestsellers.
Hello: I'm Lesley, an experienced fiction editor specialising in sci-fi/fantasy, crime, thriller. Polishing your prose: keeping it yours.