Leya Booth

Leya Booth – Editor

What a life! I get to edit books--especially true crime, self-help, and dark fiction--and gently help authors share their passions.


I have been a professional editor for over 10 years. From line editing to proofreading, I have worked on almost every genre of book from true crime to self help, from memoirs to horror. While I will edit anything, I especially love true crime, dark fiction, self help and other nonfiction.

I believe in teamwork throughout the editing process. This is your book, and I want to honor your voice, your vision, your message. I offer gentle critiques and positive encouragement as we work together to ensure your book is the best it can be.

In my spare time, I commune with my menagerie of cat muses and do jigsaw puzzles.

Do you have a book on paper but no computer version of it? Whether it is hand written or typed, I can also help you get your document back onto the computer, and edited cleanly.

Do you have an audiobook that needs proofreading? I can do that too.

I enthusiastically recommend Leya as a both a copy editor and story editor. Her professionalism, attention to detail, and command of language makes me a better writer. - Eric Miller; Writer, Editor, and Publisher; Big Time Books

Leya has worked on several of my manuscripts over the years. She is a whip smart editor, thorough, and always a reliable professional. - Harry Shannon, Author of the Mick Callahan Series

I have retained the services of Leya for several years as a general editor, copy editor, and proofreader. Yes, she’s a triple-threat in the editing world. Leya is efficient and proficient. She is careful and knowledgeable. She has the editor’s “ear” that hears clunky dialogue and recalls prior passages that affect the logic of later ones. I recommend her wholeheartedly for editing and/or proofreading. - Paul Levine; Amazon Number One Bestselling Author of the "Jake Lassiter" and "Solomon vs. Lord" series.

Anthologies Horror Legal Thriller Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller
Biographies & Memoirs Self-Help & Self-Improvement True Crime
English (AUS)

Work experience


Jan, 2011 — Present

As Editor in Chief for Genius Book Services, a subsidiary of Genius Books and Media, Inc., I manage a team of editors. I work with authors from wherever they are - from a kernel of an idea through a nearly completed manuscript - to ensure that through proper grammar and spelling their book carries the message they intend to share.

Leya has 33 reviews





Robert R.

Robert R.

Apr, 2024

She did all that I expected and more. She exceeded my expectations in everything I asked her to do.
Sarah J.

Sarah J.

Apr, 2024

Leya has been wonderful to work with! Highly recommend!!
Cara C.

Cara C.

Apr, 2024

Leya was great to work with. She was very reasonably priced, responded quickly and offered a unique perspective.
Susan M.

Susan M.

Feb, 2024

Leya, is the most wonderful person to work with. She had reassured me that she can help me and within my time frame. I have had a problem with another a local editor/publisher and Leya came through and fixed my first book to a PERFECT "T" and then some. She is the one I will go to for my 2nd book when I am ready. Thank You so much Leya.
Sean O.

Sean O.

Dec, 2023

Leya was an exceptional proofreader and copy editor. She edited my work to perfection, ensuring to fix inconsistencies, grammatical errors, and awkward phrasing. Anything needing flagging, she noted that, as well as writing notes for possible solutions to the problems. The editing itself was outstanding, with all errors and punctuation flaws fixed, in accordance with my instructions. She was a ...
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