Hiring a fiction editor can be a little overwhelming, so my goal is to make the process of working with an editor as comfortable as possible for you.
You want someone with experience in your genre, someone who will preserve your voice and your story, and someone who is skilled and trustworthy. I can provide you with all of those things, as well as offer a learning experience that will improve your writing as your career progresses. I specialize in copyediting and proofreading. While I’m not a developmental editor, part of my service includes basic fact-checking and pointing out inconsistencies in plot and character.
I have over a decade of experience in editing and proofreading. After editing in the corporate sector for seven years, I made the switch to fiction in 2015. Since then, regular clients include publishers (Kensington Books, Pegasus Books, Hachette UK, Charlie's Port, Dragon Moon Press, Booktrope) and indie/self-published authors. To date (2023), I have worked on more than 300 books.
Through various courses, I’ve continued to strengthen my editing skills and add to my qualifications. From the Publishing Training Centre, I’ve earned an Essential Grammar certificate and a Distinction in Proofreading (PTC’s highest score). I’ve also earned a Certificate in Editing from Poynter University in association with ACES, scoring 100% on the grammar assessment.
I've attended the Writers' Police Academy twice (in 2017 and 2018), where I took various courses taught by law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters, and scientists that help with realism and fact-checking in stories that involve law enforcement or weapons (I even took a class on how to kill people with insects!)
I'm happy to work with both indie authors and publishers. I’m a huge fan of indie books, and there’s nothing like the collaborative effort of working with an indie author to bring a new book to its readers. My schedule is usually booked a few months out, but I’m always available to take on new clients. I’d love to be part of your team.
** I am currently booking for February 2024 and later. **
"Having worked with Lisa G—— for a number of years, I can confidently state that she has consistently produced stellar editing. Ms. G —— has proved herself to be an asset when working with some of Kensington Publishing Corp.'s top acquisition editors. She has more than earned her status as a vital member of my team."
—Renee Rocco, Managing Director, Lyrical Press (Kensington Books)
- ACES/Poynter - Certificate in Editing
- Publishing Training Centre - Passed with Distinction in Proofreading
- Publishing Training Centre - Certificate in Essential Grammar
- Professional Member - CIEP
Have edited or proofread 350+ manuscripts (75+ for publishers, 100+ for editing services, and 175+ for independent authors).
Pegasus Books (NY)
Have edited or proofread 10+ manuscripts as assigned by managing editor.
Enchanted Ink Publishing
Have edited or proofread 60+ manuscripts as assigned by business owner.
Have edited or proofread 40+ manuscripts for Lyrical Press and Zebra imprints as assigned by managing director.
Pikko's House Editing Services
Have proofread 50+ manuscripts as assigned by business owner.
Edited or proofread 25+ manuscripts before business closed in 2016.
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