Lisa Henson

Lisa Henson - Editor

Brusly, LA, USA

Attorney by education, proofreader by natural inclination. I enjoy helping authors make their written work its very best.

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Overview

I'm Lisa. I'm an attorney by education and current occupation, a proofreader by natural inclination. My mother would tell you I've been finding errors in written work since I was old enough to read.

I have a passion for taking the written word and making it sparkle. From blog posts to book manuscripts, I review them all. My services are designed to do two things. One, I find errors which require correction. Two, I make suggestions as to changes that would improve the flow of your work, clarify your meaning, or communicate to your audience more effectively. I am always happy to discuss my thought process with you. If I see an error or something I think could be improved upon, I'll point it out. For instance, if I'm proofreading, I'll catch those small mistakes for you, but I'll also point out where a sentence might need to be reworked to flow better, or where you called a character by one name in chapter three but by a different name in chapter eight.

I am currently serving as a freelance editor for Baylor University Press, editing non-fiction theological manuscripts. I am also a contract writer for Gateway Publishing. While I am relatively new to the field of proofreading and editing in a formal capacity, I have had many opportunities to hone my abilities over the course of my legal career. I've been privileged to review fiction manuscripts, legal documents, academic articles, blog posts, and graduate admission essays, among other things. The people I have worked with were pleased with what I was able to do for them, as their comments indicate:

"Lisa found errors in my novella that twenty other early readers missed! She shared her critique in a positive, helpful way. " - Carol Beth Anderson

"Lisa is my go-to typo and final quality assurance editor for every one of my books. I would not dream of releasing a book without her! She finds all the small details that my brain somehow seems to miss, and can motor through a book quickly and efficiently. I cannot recommend her enough to anyone seeking editing help!" - S. Usher Evans

"Lisa not only finds the grammatical mistakes that are common in my writing, but also notices those sentences that just need some tweaking. Her ability to understand the meaning behind what I am writing and thus make suggestions that are helpful and powerful is an essential tool to my success as a writer. " - Kelli L. Moore

I received my Bachelor of Arts in English from Baylor University and my Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. My educational and work experience has required that I proofread both my work and that of others. I'm also a Silver member of The Christian PEN Proofreaders and Editors Network. I'm committed to continuing to learn and improve so I can provide you with the best service possible. It is my joy to help you polish your work to perfection. Thank you for trusting me to assist you.
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Fantasy
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor

Baylor University Press
September, 2019 – Present (almost 2 years)

Proofreader and Line Editor

Self-employed
March, 2018 – Present (over 3 years)

As a proofreader and line editor, I review documents for spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. I also review documents for consistency, clarity, and word choice. I follow manuals and style guides as required by the particular project. I have edited academic articles, manuscripts, and legal documents. References can be provided on request.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Birth of Magic: A Sun-Blessed Trilogy Novella

Carol Beth Anderson

This novella may be read before or after the Sun-Blessed Trilogy or as a standalone.Enter a new world of magic and manipulation in this book that readers describe as a "raw, powerful" tale with "adventure, intrigue," and "moments of brilliant light.""A beautiful story of redemption, healing, and hope."-Dawn Hosmer, author of Bits and Pieces“You belong to me. You’ll regret ever thinking you cou... read more

This novella may be read before or after the Sun-Blessed Trilogy or as a standalone.Enter a new world of magic and manipulation in this book that readers describe as a "raw, powerful" tale with "adventure, intrigue," and "moments of brilliant light.""A beautiful story of redemption, healing, and hope."-Dawn Hosmer, author of Bits and Pieces“You belong to me. You’ll regret ever thinking you cou... read more

The Groovy Guide to Financial Independence: How to Escape the Tyranny of Mandatory Toil in Fourteen Years or Less

Mr. Groovy

"Being introduced to such concepts as False Wealth, Strategic Aloofness, and Strategic Participation—and Big Freedoms vs. Little Freedoms—is worth the price alone. But, in addition, you are treated to 10 chapters, each a step in the road to ‘de-moronify your financial life,’ and each charmingly and irreverently presented. Groovy, baby!" — J.L. Collins: blogger, author, and avuncular sage of th... read more

"Being introduced to such concepts as False Wealth, Strategic Aloofness, and Strategic Participation—and Big Freedoms vs. Little Freedoms—is worth the price alone. But, in addition, you are treated to 10 chapters, each a step in the road to ‘de-moronify your financial life,’ and each charmingly and irreverently presented. Groovy, baby!" — J.L. Collins: blogger, author, and avuncular sage of th... read more

The Veil of Trust (Princess Vigilante Book 3)

S. Usher Evans

Brynna has passed an important test, but the long road to reclaiming her kingdom is still fraught with dangers. Bolstered by her growing army of loyal soldiers, as well as friends new and old, she takes strides to free her people from the tyrannical hold of Ilara. But alliances are fragile, and old foes bring new challenges to the would-be queen. And Brynna learns that trust is harder to come ... read more

Brynna has passed an important test, but the long road to reclaiming her kingdom is still fraught with dangers. Bolstered by her growing army of loyal soldiers, as well as friends new and old, she takes strides to free her people from the tyrannical hold of Ilara. But alliances are fragile, and old foes bring new challenges to the would-be queen. And Brynna learns that trust is harder to come ... read more

The Frost Eater (The Magic Eaters Trilogy Book 1)

Carol Beth Anderson

A lonely princess.A flying teen.A kidnapped girl who only remembers what happens at night.Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling.Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her.Krey’s daring feats of... read more

A lonely princess.A flying teen.A kidnapped girl who only remembers what happens at night.Seventeen-year-old Princess Nora is a frost eater who creates magical ice. Her royal life is luxurious but stifling.Krey West has a rare magical talent: when he eats feathers, he can fly. His one goal is to find his missing girlfriend, Zeisha. He thinks someone in power abducted her.Krey’s daring feats of... read more

Faith and History: A Devotional

Gehrz, Christopher, Barr, Beth Allison

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