Lizzie Harwood

Lizzie Harwood - Editor

Auckland, New Zealand

Developmental editing, line editing, copywriting, writing coach, interior book formatting.

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Overview

Over 8 years' experience running an editing business. The result is a deep understanding of how storytelling sells books. Is your goal to publish, 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."
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Anthologies
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
DIY & Crafts
Inspirational
Travel

Certifications

  • Master of arts (1st class honours)

Work experience

Director

Self-employed
September, 2012 – Present (over 8 years)

Book editor in the fields of fiction and non-fiction. I edit, copywrite and/or coach writers to achieve their publishing goals. Collaborating with writers from Iowa to Texas, Dublin to Dubai, Singapore to Switzerland -- anywhere in the world. Gripping storytelling is my guiding principle.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Devil's Luck (Detective Kate Bowen Mystery Thriller Series Book 2)

T.R. Croke

For fans of Tom Clancy, an action-packed mystery thriller series.Detective Superintendent Kate Bowen is plunged into a warren of France's disenfranchised Muslim youth when her Dublin surveillance crew tail a terrorist from a border stakeout. Unknown to her, the rogue faction Sean O'Hare is assembling has already formed an unholy alliance, one with a price tag that threatens the U.S. Navy's Sec... read more

For fans of Tom Clancy, an action-packed mystery thriller series.Detective Superintendent Kate Bowen is plunged into a warren of France's disenfranchised Muslim youth when her Dublin surveillance crew tail a terrorist from a border stakeout. Unknown to her, the rogue faction Sean O'Hare is assembling has already formed an unholy alliance, one with a price tag that threatens the U.S. Navy's Sec... read more

Strike Back

Croke, T R

Antler Plan (A Konrad Loki Thriller Book 1)

Joonas Huhta

Don't cry. Don't pout... the jolly one's watching.Rovaniemi, Finland, is a town dedicated to Santa Claus with the jolly one’s village at its heart. This is a place for children. A ground zero for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, not terrorism. But for Christmas this year a madman wants to give an unspeakable biological weapon to re-engineer the world’s children. Konrad Loki is a charismatic pro... read more

Don't cry. Don't pout... the jolly one's watching.Rovaniemi, Finland, is a town dedicated to Santa Claus with the jolly one’s village at its heart. This is a place for children. A ground zero for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, not terrorism. But for Christmas this year a madman wants to give an unspeakable biological weapon to re-engineer the world’s children. Konrad Loki is a charismatic pro... read more

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

"This book is a lovely insight into life in France thirty years ago, seen through the eyes of a young American." -FrenchVillageDiariesLinda 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, Linda puts her dis... read more

"This book is a lovely insight into life in France thirty years ago, seen through the eyes of a young American." -FrenchVillageDiariesLinda 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, Linda puts her dis... read more

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

Linda Kovic-Skow

Outstanding "Non-Fiction Travel" in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards and a "Readers' Favorite" Award-Winning Memoir."This is an engaging read, all the more because it is true." - Patricia Sands, award-winning author of The Promise of Provence.French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is the first of two coming-of-age memoirs based on the author's diaries from 1... read more

Outstanding "Non-Fiction Travel" in the 2016 IAN Book of the Year Awards and a "Readers' Favorite" Award-Winning Memoir."This is an engaging read, all the more because it is true." - Patricia Sands, award-winning author of The Promise of Provence.French Illusions: My Story as an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley, is the first of two coming-of-age memoirs based on the author's diaries from 1... 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

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

Finding the Magic in Mommyhood: How to Create the Illusion of Sanity amid Raging Hormones, Sleep Deprivation, and Diaper Rash

Sara Sadik

In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through.So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy out to be a magical experience. But there’s no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood punctures those myths t... read more

In the gaping cracks between our mommyhood expectations and the messy reality, magic shines through.So much legend, tradition, and everyday talk makes pregnancy out to be a magical experience. But there’s no sparkle, no glitter and glamour when you need to pee 3,302 times per night or are struggling to understand what each baby wail means. Finding the Magic in Mommyhood punctures those myths t... read more

Life on the Move: The Ups and Downs of Living Abroad

Lisa Webb

Imagine handing over your passport in Saudi Arabia, being sent away with the ‘women and children’ in an evacuation from Congo, or catching a ride on the back of a stranger’s bike in China. These are just some of the surprising moments recounted by authors in this book. There's also the moment of unexpected intimacy with an Italian mother-in-law; learning Arabic in a Syrian mosque; and the writ... read more

Imagine handing over your passport in Saudi Arabia, being sent away with the ‘women and children’ in an evacuation from Congo, or catching a ride on the back of a stranger’s bike in China. These are just some of the surprising moments recounted by authors in this book. There's also the moment of unexpected intimacy with an Italian mother-in-law; learning Arabic in a Syrian mosque; and the writ... read more

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