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Lizzie Harwood

Lizzie Harwood - Editor

Stockholm, Sweden

Story development, content editing, copy-editing, writing coach, proofreading to help writers publish great stories.

Overview

Great editors help hone story. Sure, I help perfect book manuscripts through content editing, copy-editing, proofreading and/or writer coaching. Whether you're starting your publishing journey or in the final stages of book production, I can help. But every successful book has a great story. Even non-fiction.

I am an associate member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders and the Editorial Freelancers Association, I have a master's degree (1st class honours) in English Literature & Film Studies plus 4 years' experience running an editing business. I have the credentials to edit. But my edge is 20 years' studying story development (through countless courses with The Script Factory, Robert McKee, the London School of Journalism and award-winning authors). The result is a deep understanding of how storytelling sells books. Is your goal to publish in 2017, improve your next book series, or lock down a publishing deal? Let's talk.

As clients say: "She’s everything you could want in an editor– professional, thorough and caring. I’m over the moon with the final results." "The support Lizzie gave was more beneficial than a dozen writing seminars."

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Anthologies Crime & Mystery Inspirational Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs DIY & Crafts Travel

Certifications

  • Master of arts (1st class honours)

Awards

  • Mary Phillips Scholarship 1992

Work experience

Director

Lizzie Harwood is self-employed

September, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

Book editor in the fields of fiction, non-fiction, and copywriting of book blurbs. I edit and coach writers to achieve their publishing goals. Based in Stockholm, Sweden and collaborating with writers from Iowa to Texas, Dublin to Dubai, Singapore to Switzerland -- anywhere in the world. Gripping storytelling is my guiding principle.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Longest Distance

David Scott

Part love story, part adventure mystery, part travel guide for the soul, the award-winning novel The Longest Distance is a meditation in traveling from our heads to our hearts, and an awakening to what lies within. Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love.... read more

Part love story, part adventure mystery, part travel guide for the soul, the award-winning novel The Longest Distance is a meditation in traveling from our heads to our hearts, and an awakening to what lies within. Shaken by tragedy in the wilds of Africa, Jeremy Braddock sets off in search of the answers to our questions about life, truth, and the all-too-trying-yet-wonderful emotion of love.... read more

Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I'd Known

Chantal Panozzo

Life in Switzerland. The not-made-for-TV version. In 2006, American Chantal Panozzo moved to a spa town near Zurich ready for a glamorous life as an expatriate. She would eat chocolate. She would climb mountains. And she would order cheese in four languages. Instead, she lived a life more in tune with reality than fantasy. Contrary to popular American belief, Switzerland isn’t just a setting i... read more

Life in Switzerland. The not-made-for-TV version. In 2006, American Chantal Panozzo moved to a spa town near Zurich ready for a glamorous life as an expatriate. She would eat chocolate. She would climb mountains. And she would order cheese in four languages. Instead, she lived a life more in tune with reality than fantasy. Contrary to popular American belief, Switzerland isn’t just a setting i... read more

From Tours to Paris (French Illusions Book 2)

Linda Kovic-Skow

Linda Kovic’s story continues in From Tours to Paris – the final book in the French Illusions series based on her diaries from 1979 and 1980. Still determined to learn French and fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant, she puts her disastrous stint as an au pair behind her and revels in newfound freedom in the city of Tours. She finds lodging, enrolls at a French insti... read more

Linda Kovic’s story continues in From Tours to Paris – the final book in the French Illusions series based on her diaries from 1979 and 1980. Still determined to learn French and fulfill her dream of becoming an international flight attendant, she puts her disastrous stint as an au pair behind her and revels in newfound freedom in the city of Tours. She finds lodging, enrolls at a French insti... read more

Five Flights Up: Sex, Love, and Family, from Paris to Lyon

Kristin Louise Duncombe

“How can you be sick of living in Paris?” Life unravels when American psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe faces being uprooted again—to follow her husband from their secure nest in Paris to bourgeois Lyon. The result is a touchstone memoir for anyone facing a move, dealing with marital ghosts, or confronting the professional death of starting anew. Duncombe’s unique specialty is helping “t... read more

“How can you be sick of living in Paris?” Life unravels when American psychotherapist Kristin Louise Duncombe faces being uprooted again—to follow her husband from their secure nest in Paris to bourgeois Lyon. The result is a touchstone memoir for anyone facing a move, dealing with marital ghosts, or confronting the professional death of starting anew. Duncombe’s unique specialty is helping “t... read more

The Charm of Confrontation: The Life-Changing Benefits of Being Frank

Linda Kuriloff

In today's cyber-connected world, a critic can attack someone without ever meeting face-to-face. This phenomenon is creating a generation who lack the ability to civilly confront a person with whom they disagree.The Charm of Confrontation shows how mastering the skill of confrontation—which is simply a situation of opposing parties—can open doors to your success in relationships and your caree... read more

In today's cyber-connected world, a critic can attack someone without ever meeting face-to-face. This phenomenon is creating a generation who lack the ability to civilly confront a person with whom they disagree.The Charm of Confrontation shows how mastering the skill of confrontation—which is simply a situation of opposing parties—can open doors to your success in relationships and your caree... read more

A Future for the 99 Percent: The 4 Keys to Peace, Happiness, Security, and Connection (Save the World Book 1)

Bud Clark

“This book has the capacity to change the world. I don’t know about you, but I have been very concerned about where our world is heading. This beautifully written story has the capacity to change our thinking and our world. Yes, it’s radical. But we need radical. It’s not a band-aid. It’s a life and world changing solution. This book brings with it a hope I have not felt till now. It’s the key... read more

“This book has the capacity to change the world. I don’t know about you, but I have been very concerned about where our world is heading. This beautifully written story has the capacity to change our thinking and our world. Yes, it’s radical. But we need radical. It’s not a band-aid. It’s a life and world changing solution. This book brings with it a hope I have not felt till now. It’s the key... read more

Once Upon An Expat

Lisa Webb, Nicole Webb, Margaret Ozemet, Marcey Heschel, Margo Catts, Catriona Turner, Gabrielle Yetter, Rosemary Gillan, Kimberly Tremblay, Jennifer Hart, Shannon Day, Akajiulonna Patricia Ndefo, Lizzie Harwood, Lesley-Anne Price, Stephanie De La Garza, Sally Rose, Camille Armantrout, Tina Celentano, Chandi Wyant, Amelie Sanchez

Whether you've made the leap abroad yourself, or you're simply curious about what it's like to set up life in a foreign country, Once Upon An Expat will not disappoint. With brave tales of life outside the comfort zone, the contributing authors will have you craving adventure as they share stories from their not-so-ordinary lives around the world. These stories will transport you to the street... read more

Whether you've made the leap abroad yourself, or you're simply curious about what it's like to set up life in a foreign country, Once Upon An Expat will not disappoint. With brave tales of life outside the comfort zone, the contributing authors will have you craving adventure as they share stories from their not-so-ordinary lives around the world. These stories will transport you to the street... read more

Stitching up Paris: The Insider's Guide to Parisian Knitting, Sewing, Notions and Needlecraft Stores

Keiry Belton, Barbara Cattoni

Paris. Shopping. Handmade ethic. All three are stitched together into one delightful book in Stitching up Paris: The Insider’s Guide to Parisian Knitting, Sewing, Notions and Needlework Shops. With the scoop on how each store came into existence, this guide features 65 addresses for your next trip to France, or to enjoy and shop for Paris style online from afar. Organised by craft: Knitting, S... read more

Paris. Shopping. Handmade ethic. All three are stitched together into one delightful book in Stitching up Paris: The Insider’s Guide to Parisian Knitting, Sewing, Notions and Needlework Shops. With the scoop on how each store came into existence, this guide features 65 addresses for your next trip to France, or to enjoy and shop for Paris style online from afar. Organised by craft: Knitting, S... read more

Stars Upside Down: a memoir of travel, grief, and an incandescent God

Jennie Goutet

FORMERLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE: 'A LADY IN FRANCE'At seventeen, Jennie Goutet has a dream that she will one day marry a French man and sets off to Avignon in search of him. Though her dream eludes her, she lives boldly—teaching in Asia, studying in Paris, working and traveling for an advertising firm in New York.When God calls her, she answers reluctantly, and must first come to grips with... read more

FORMERLY PUBLISHED UNDER THE TITLE: 'A LADY IN FRANCE'At seventeen, Jennie Goutet has a dream that she will one day marry a French man and sets off to Avignon in search of him. Though her dream eludes her, she lives boldly—teaching in Asia, studying in Paris, working and traveling for an advertising firm in New York.When God calls her, she answers reluctantly, and must first come to grips with... read more

My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley (French Illusions Book 1)

Linda Kovic-Skow

"This is a wonderful debut memoir, made much more appealing because it is true. A well written, fast-paced book enhanced by sprinkles of French..." Most lies are told with the expectation that no one will uncover them. When Linda Kovic was twenty-one, she told a monumental, regrettable lie, fully aware hers would be discovered. "French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Va... read more

"This is a wonderful debut memoir, made much more appealing because it is true. A well written, fast-paced book enhanced by sprinkles of French..." Most lies are told with the expectation that no one will uncover them. When Linda Kovic was twenty-one, she told a monumental, regrettable lie, fully aware hers would be discovered. "French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Va... read more

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