Lee Tipton

Lee Tipton – Editor

15+ years editing for HarperCollins/Harlequin/Penguin. I've helped hone hundreds of books spanning many genres—including loads of romance!

Overview

I'm an exacting editor with over a decade of experience working with several international publishers. I've edited hundreds of fiction and nonfiction titles for American, British, Canadian, and Australian markets. I've worked with Oscar winners, Time 100 Most Influential listers, and dozens of New York Times bestselling authors to help refine and polish their material.


I'm proficient in copy, line, and stylistic editing as well as proofreading, and also have years of experience helping shape and hone magazines, comic books, advertisements, corporate documentation, and the public record of the Senate of Canada.


In short, this is what I love doing, and I've been doing it for nearly 15 years. I strive to make both those things clear with every author I work with.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs
Fiction
Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Paranormal Romance Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Senate of Canada

Aug, 2023 — Present

I edit the written public records of the Senate of Canada.

Penguin Random House

Dec, 2022 — Present

I copy edit material for Penguin Random House's Hazlitt magazine. Their content runs the gamut from deeply researched reportage to boundary-pushing experimental fiction.

Wattpad

Apr, 2022 — Present

I've copy edited dozens of romance, YA, and science fiction novels or Wattpad.

HarperCollins

Apr, 2014 — Present

I've edited hundreds works of fiction and nonfiction for HarperCollins' various imprints. Authors include an Oscar winner, a Time 100 lister, and dozens of New York Times bestsellers.

Portfolio

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Best Vacation Ever

Cunsolo, Jessica

Proofreading
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Of Cages and Crowns

Crump, Brianna Joy

Proofreading
Night, Forgotten

Tozer, Meghan Joyce

Proofreading
Proofreading
Until We Break

Dawkins, Matthew

Copy Editing Proofreading
Stay With Me

Cunsolo, Jessica

Proofreading
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Lee has 3 reviews

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Georgina N.

Georgina N.

Apr, 2024

I hired Lee to copy edit my third book, and wow! He was incredibly helpful, kind, and communicative. Something I really appreciated (in addition to the awesome job he did on the edits) were the comments he left giving a quick explanation around certain changes or suggesting alternatives to a word or phrase that wasn't quite right. I'd recommend him to anyone looking for a strong editor, especia...
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Zana W.

Zana W.

Mar, 2024

I couldn't be more delighted with Lee's exceptional proofreading service! Not only did he meticulously ensure my project was error-free and polished, but he also went above and beyond by delivering on time, making extra efforts to enhance clarity, and leaving insightful comments on inconsistencies, making the entire process smooth and efficient. Lee's dedication to excellence truly exceeded my ...
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Lee T.
Zana is not only a talented author but a patient, generous collaborator. It was a pleasure to work with her, read her dynamic fiction, and discuss the strange dance between British and North Americ...
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Austin W.

Austin W.

Mar, 2024

Lee did such an amazing job editing my novella! I was a little bit nervous because it was my first book, but he took the time to understand my concerns and in the end gave me exactly what I asked for. He has really great attention to detail which is something I deeply value. I found myself smiling many times when reading back the edited version because I felt so satisfied with all of the correc...
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Lee T.
It was an absolute pleasure collaborating with you, Austin, and I’m thrilled you’re pleased with the edit!

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