Leah Mol

Leah Mol - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Romance and contemporary fiction specialist with over a decade of editing experience.

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Overview

Looking for advice in the romance writing department? I'm just the person to help with your literary relationship issues, having spent five years of my career at Harlequin Books and more than a decade in the editing world. I've worked on more than 250 romance novels as an editor or proofreader. Happily-ever-afters are what I have the most experience with, but I'd love to work on your happy-for-nows, your happily-singles or your genre-bending relationship stories! I'm also an award-winning writer, and I bring a keen understanding of voice to every project, allowing your personal style to shine.

I think of editing as a conversation—my job is to explain the directions your work could take. As an editor, I'm the person you can bounce ideas off of and ask about specific aspects of your work. What you're looking for will dictate how we move forward, and the methods of feedback will be tailored to your specific project. Whether you're looking for virtual one-on-one feedback, in-manuscript notes, or a written editorial assessment, I'll give your work the personal attention it deserves. The best edits leave authors excited to get back to work, and that's always my aim.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Contemporary Romance
Psychological Thriller
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Certificate in Publishing

Awards

  • Bronwen Wallace Award
  • CBC Short Story Prize

Work experience

Assistant Editor

MIRA Books
April, 2022 – Present (8 months)

Editorial Assistant

Harlequin Books
October, 2019 – October, 2020 (about 1 year)

-completed line edits of books in Harlequin’s Heartwarming and Dare series
-provided consultation regarding manuscript acquisitions and substantive edits
-wrote copy, suggested cover ideas, optimized metadata, and managed the series backlist program
-all editorial responsibilities for Harlequin’s Executioner series

Proofreader

Harlequin Books
October, 2016 – April, 2022 (over 5 years)

-proofread books published across all Harlequin imprints, ensuring correctness and consistency

Editor-in-Chief

Word and Colour
August, 2016 – September, 2017 (about 1 year)

-edited all works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for a literary and visual arts magazine
-solicited work from writers and scheduled publication
-promoted diversity and solicited writing that explored social issues

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

-worked on projects at all stages of the writing and editorial process, from book outlining to copyediting, with a particular interest in line editing

Editor

Gravytrain
May, 2012 – September, 2014 (over 2 years)

-wrote and edited articles, blog posts, press releases, and bulk content

Chapbook Project Manager

In/Words
September, 2010 – September, 2011 (about 1 year)

-acquired chapbook manuscripts and worked as an editor with writers throughout the creative process
-did the entire layout and cover design of chapbooks using InDesign and Photoshop, and also managed the printing, distribution, and promotion of publications

Managing Editor

In/Words
September, 2009 – September, 2011 (about 2 years)

-read the submissions for each issue and edited those selected for publication
-created the layout of the magazine and also contributed to the physical production and distribution
-attended literary events and small press fairs to promote the magazine

Portfolio (87 selected works)

On a Quiet Street

Nova Glass, Seraphina

An Honest Lie

Fisher, Tarryn

Trashlands: A Novel

Stine, Alison

Lady Sunshine: A Novel

Mason Doan, Amy

You Will Remember Me: A Novel

McKinnon, Hannah Mary

The Summer Cottage

Shipman, Viola

When Elephants Fly

Fischer, Nancy Richardson

Under My Skin

Unger, Lisa

Fat Girl on a Plane

deVos, Kelly

Dead Girls

Cameron, Graeme

Hot Mess

Belden, Emily

The First to Know

Johnson, Abigail

Red Dirt

Jarzab, Anna

Out of the Ashes

Galbraith, Anne

Matched with Murder

Haas, Danielle M.

Fatherhood Lessons

Meyer, Gabrielle

Silent Witness

Lacombe, Lara

Leah has 1 review

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Adele Lassiter
Prompt and thoughtful service - Leah is an amazing editor who truly takes time to understand the author's voice and provide quality guidance to ensure your story shines!

Adele Lassiter, May 2022

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