Leslie Lapides

Leslie Lapides - Editor

I'm a highly experienced and collaborative nonfiction editor who specializes in business, though I also do other topics.

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Overview

I'm a managing editor for a news publication by day, Word Crisper by night (and weekends). I've been a full-time journalist for more than 30 years.

My superpower as an editor is understanding what the writer wants to say, no matter how hidden, and helping them say it in their voice, not mine. I am well aware of the time and effort authors put in and how hard it is to give up control of their work, even temporarily.

I take my work seriously, but am easy to work with. Fun, even.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Career Guides
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
LGBTQ (non fiction)
Psychology
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Awards

  • I won a Peabody Award as part of team.

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (almost 8 years)

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Customer Manifesto: How Business Has Failed Customers And What It Takes To Earn Lasting Loyalty

Pamela Herrmann

A breakthrough in how businesses connect with their customers to create an exceptional experience, every time. The most interesting thing about the way the Internet is shaping business growth today is being driven by consumer behavior online, and the vast majority of the conversation is how the business made the customer feel. The great divide: 80% of businesses believe they are providing 'sup... read more

A breakthrough in how businesses connect with their customers to create an exceptional experience, every time. The most interesting thing about the way the Internet is shaping business growth today is being driven by consumer behavior online, and the vast majority of the conversation is how the business made the customer feel. The great divide: 80% of businesses believe they are providing 'sup... read more

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