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 21 reviews





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.
Autumn P.

Autumn P.

Feb, 2023

Leya is an incredible communicator. From the first message she was timely, respectful, and made the editing process a very good experience for me. I would absolutely work with Leya again!
Miles G.

Miles G.

Jan, 2023

Really flexible and super dedicated and sweet. Will be reaching out again.
Gabe C.

Gabe C.

Jan, 2023

A stand out when it comes to timing. Really help narrow down a collection of continuity errors and spelling mistakes. Amazing to work with and reliable, she is an amazing editor.
Otto R.

Otto R.

Dec, 2022

Leya did quietly integrated into my work making the right comment or the question that took me to improvements.