'Fantastic job, very thorough, yet happy to work with me on issues of tone and coherence. Caught all sorts of things I’d missed that would have embarrassed me! Very satisfied with the end result and would be happy to work with her again.'– Aviva Rosenthal, writer
'I engaged Leona to evaluate my manuscript and was highly impressed with her response. She was prompt, professional, and generous, and her comments and queries were insightful, relevant, clearly expressed, and extremely useful.'– Jane Smith, author and editor
I work on a freelance basis for both independent authors and traditional publishers. I've edited novels and self-help books for several bestselling authors, and my publisher clients include Penguin Random House and Birlinn.
SNACK is a Glasgow-based print and digital arts and culture guide.
As sub-editor, I re-write, edit and proofread copy from staff and freelancers, fact-checking for accuracy and adherence to house style.
I scan for tone, content and compatibility with the magazine’s values and ethos.
Together with the editor, I select pull-quotes, create headlines, and oversee the final structure and layout of each edition.
Edinburgh is steeped in literary history. It is the birthplace of a beloved cast of fictional characters from Sherlock Holmes to Harry Potter. A city whose beauty is matched only by the intrigue of its past, and where Robert Louis Stevenson said, ‘there are no stars so lovely as Edinburgh’s street-lamps’. And to celebrate the city, its literature, and more importantly, its people, Polygon and ... read more
A self-published debut novel, set in Edinburgh. Isaac is a mess. He is a university dropout, in denial about his career prospects and path in life. He takes out his frustrations on his flatmates and the world around him. His life is turned upside down when an old friend mysteriously reappears. Isaac will be led into a life of crime and confronted with some hard truths about himself. Will Isaac... read more
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