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.

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
Fantasy
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Freelance Copyeditor

Baylor University Press
September, 2019 – Present (about 2 months)

Proofreader and Line Editor

Self-employed
March, 2018 – Present (over 1 year)

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 (11 selected works)

The City of Veils (Princess Vigilante Book 1)

S. Usher Evans

Young Adult Fantasy meets Batman in this epic new series from S. Usher EvansFor the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she's captured by Felix, the captai... read more

Young Adult Fantasy meets Batman in this epic new series from S. Usher EvansFor the past three years, Brynna has been patrolling the streets of Forcadel as a masked vigilante, protecting the innocent and beating up bad guys. Her current target is Lord Beswick, a slumlord businessman who keeps the townsfolk in a vicious poverty cycle. But one fateful evening, she's captured by Felix, the captai... read more

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

Resurgence (Demon Spring Book 1)

S. Usher Evans

Two demon hunters, one human-saving demon, and all hell about to break loose. Download the book that RT Reviews calls, "an impressive start to a promising urban fantasy series."Demon hunter Jack Grenard is rebuilding his life in Atlanta three years after his wife was brutally murdered by demons. But while out on a routine patrol with his partner, Cam, they encounter a demon who saves lives ins... read more

Two demon hunters, one human-saving demon, and all hell about to break loose. Download the book that RT Reviews calls, "an impressive start to a promising urban fantasy series."Demon hunter Jack Grenard is rebuilding his life in Atlanta three years after his wife was brutally murdered by demons. But while out on a routine patrol with his partner, Cam, they encounter a demon who saves lives ins... read more

Revival (Demon Spring Book 2)

S. Usher Evans

Jack Grenard and the demon Anya are on the run, searching for a cure for her curse while staying one step ahead of those who want them dead. The mystery leads them around the globe, each clue revealing more about the history of the original demons and the secrets behind the humans who fought them.Hot on their trail is Jack's partner Cam Macarro, who just wants her best friend back. Unable to k... read more

Jack Grenard and the demon Anya are on the run, searching for a cure for her curse while staying one step ahead of those who want them dead. The mystery leads them around the globe, each clue revealing more about the history of the original demons and the secrets behind the humans who fought them.Hot on their trail is Jack's partner Cam Macarro, who just wants her best friend back. Unable to k... read more

Redemption (Demon Spring Book 3)

S. Usher Evans

Jack has been taken to the Underworld by Bael. With no other options, Cam and Anya set off to Mexico City to tangle with the noxes, hoping to charm or fight their way into a second gateway to the demonic lands. But once there, Lotan, the son of the slain original nox demons, has different plans. He wants Bael dead, releasing the iron grip he has on both the human world and demon one--and Anya'... read more

Jack has been taken to the Underworld by Bael. With no other options, Cam and Anya set off to Mexico City to tangle with the noxes, hoping to charm or fight their way into a second gateway to the demonic lands. But once there, Lotan, the son of the slain original nox demons, has different plans. He wants Bael dead, releasing the iron grip he has on both the human world and demon one--and Anya'... read more

Spells and Sorcery (Lexie Carrigan Chronicles Book 1)

S. Usher Evans

You have magic. One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I'm not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb--she's magical.Now th... read more

You have magic. One sentence, three words, four syllables. Enough to change my life forever. And I'm not talking about the whole spells and sorcery thing.Lexie Carrigan thought the weirdest thing about her was she preferred watching documentaries and reading the newspaper to reality TV and Twitter. But on the eve of her fifteenth birthday, her aunt and sisters drop a bomb--she's magical.Now th... read more

Magic and Mayhem (Lexie Carrigan Chronicles Book 2)

S. Usher Evans

At the start of her senior year of high school, Lexie Carrigan is focused on two things–getting accepted to the college of her dreams and keeping her sisters safe. But when Gavon’s apprentice, James Riley, appears on the first day of school, all of Lexie’s well-laid plans of having a normal senior year go out the window.James says he’s there to learn, but Lexie doesn’t trust him, and she refus... read more

At the start of her senior year of high school, Lexie Carrigan is focused on two things–getting accepted to the college of her dreams and keeping her sisters safe. But when Gavon’s apprentice, James Riley, appears on the first day of school, all of Lexie’s well-laid plans of having a normal senior year go out the window.James says he’s there to learn, but Lexie doesn’t trust him, and she refus... read more

Dawn and Devilry (Lexie Carrigan Chronicles Book 3)

S. Usher Evans

Dawn and Devilry is the third book in the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, and follows Gavon's story in two parts.In Part I, eighteen-year-old Gavon McKinnon has lived his entire life in the shadow of his fellow Warrior, Cyrus. Even his own mother, the formidable Guildmaster Alexandra, treats him like the spare he is. Until one day, Gavon makes a tear between the only world he's ever known and a bra... read more

Dawn and Devilry is the third book in the Lexie Carrigan Chronicles, and follows Gavon's story in two parts.In Part I, eighteen-year-old Gavon McKinnon has lived his entire life in the shadow of his fellow Warrior, Cyrus. Even his own mother, the formidable Guildmaster Alexandra, treats him like the spare he is. Until one day, Gavon makes a tear between the only world he's ever known and a bra... read more

Illusion and Indemnity (Lexie Carrigan Chronicles Book 4)

S. Usher Evans

Lexie Carrigan has just arrived at her dream college, and she finds it's not all it's cracked up to be. Faced with having to hide her magic from roommates and new friends, she struggles to find her footing in a new world. Luckily, she's repairing her relationship with Gavon and her sisters--and focused on helping him repair the tear that he made as a boy.But as Lexie navigates her new world, s... read more

Lexie Carrigan has just arrived at her dream college, and she finds it's not all it's cracked up to be. Faced with having to hide her magic from roommates and new friends, she struggles to find her footing in a new world. Luckily, she's repairing her relationship with Gavon and her sisters--and focused on helping him repair the tear that he made as a boy.But as Lexie navigates her new world, s... read more

The Veil of Ashes (Princess Vigilante Book 2)

S. Usher Evans

Blindsided by betrayal, Brynna has been licking her wounds away from the city she loves. But the call to duty soon becomes too much to bear, and Brynna embarks on a quest for friends and allies who'll help her reclaim what was once hers. But vengeance comes with a heavy toll, one Brynna isn't sure she's willing to pay. The Veil of Ashes is the blockbuster sequel to The City of Veils, which For... read more

Blindsided by betrayal, Brynna has been licking her wounds away from the city she loves. But the call to duty soon becomes too much to bear, and Brynna embarks on a quest for friends and allies who'll help her reclaim what was once hers. But vengeance comes with a heavy toll, one Brynna isn't sure she's willing to pay. The Veil of Ashes is the blockbuster sequel to The City of Veils, which For... 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

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