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 25 reviews





Elena S.

Elena S.

Aug, 2023

I could not have imagined a better collaborator. Leya is brilliant, always on time and pays attention to details. Communicates promptly and responded well to all my questions. I cannot reccomend her enough. She was my first choice and now I know why. She is a gem.
Stefan G.

Stefan G.

Jul, 2023

I will definitely be using Leya for all my future books in this topic. Really responsive, really receptive, and had personal insight into the subject that made it really easy to get through the editing process!


Jun, 2023

I am usually very skeptical about the people I work with, as I am sure it is the same for most of you, I presume. And finding someone who knows their stuff and makes you comfortable trusting them with your work is amazing. Working with Leya has been excellent. she is very patient, understanding, and very affordable. Honestly, I wouldn’t have found a better editor and proofreader. I don't think ...
Read more
Sharon D.

Sharon D.

Jun, 2023

Leya was a delight to wok with. She willing let me tell her exactly what I wanted from an editor. She did everything that I asked of her, but of course had her own opinions as well. She made me understand what was would benefit my novel to be interesting to get an audience. She was very pleasant. I would recommend Leya to anyone looking for an editor with vision and honesty for her customer. I ...
Read more
Buddy A.

Buddy A.

Jun, 2023

Sometimes too many words are just that. Leya was wonderful in every way. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing publishing help.

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Leya and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Leya

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Kailee Kremer

Kailee K.

Conscientious copyeditor and proofreader. Formerly on staff at University of Chicago Press; freelance clients include Penguin Random House.

Chicago, IL, USA

78% reply rate

View profile
Yen-Yen Lu

Yen-Yen L.

Several years of editorial experience with indie publishers and authors, passionate about underrepresented voices and authentic stories.

Edinburgh, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Martin Greig

Martin G.

Editor with ten years experience of working on award-winning sports books such as Andrea Pirlo's autobiography, Pep Confidential & more

Glasgow, United Kingdom

97% reply rate

View profile