Leah Mol

Leah Mol – Editor

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

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.

Services
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Horror LGBTQ Fiction Psychological Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Bronwen Wallace Award
  • CBC Short Story Prize
Certifications
  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Certificate in Publishing

Work experience

MIRA Books

Mar, 2022 — Present

MIRA Books

Apr, 2022 — Present

Harlequin Books

Oct, 2019 — Oct, 2020 (about 1 year)

Harlequin Books

Oct, 2016 — Apr, 2022 (over 5 years)

Word and Colour

Aug, 2016 — Sep, 2017 (about 1 year)

Self-employed

May, 2015 — Present

Gravytrain

May, 2012 — Sep, 2014 (over 2 years)

In/Words

Sep, 2010 — Sep, 2011 (about 1 year)

In/Words

Sep, 2009 — Sep, 2011 (about 2 years)

Portfolio

"Irresistible and compulsive, this book is packed full of surprises."—Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely WifeThe Williams women don’t just keep secrets…They bury them. The three Williams girls are as close as sisters can be, and ... read more
Out of the Ashes

Galbraith, Anne

Red Dirt

Jarzab, Anna

The First to Know

Johnson, Abigail

Hot Mess

Belden, Emily

Dead Girls

Cameron, Graeme

Under My Skin

Unger, Lisa

When Elephants Fly

Fischer, Nancy Richardson

The Summer Cottage

Shipman, Viola

You Will Remember Me: A Novel

McKinnon, Hannah Mary

Lady Sunshine: A Novel

Mason Doan, Amy

Trashlands: A Novel

Stine, Alison

An Honest Lie

Fisher, Tarryn

On a Quiet Street

Nova Glass, Seraphina

Leah has 4 reviews

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Leanne S.

Leanne S.

Dec, 2023

Leah quickly responded to my request for editing and then went above and beyond to help make my book shine. I greatly appreciate her help, professionalism, and suggestions that elevated my manuscript to the next level. Thank you, Leah!
Valerie M.

Valerie M.

Aug, 2023

Leah was fabulous to work with. Her professionalism came through in our communication and her experience and ability are evident in her feedback. She has carefully reviewed my short story manuscript and guided and advised me on what I need to do to make it ... well ... shine! I strongly recommend Leah as an editor and would love to work with Leah again soon.
Ashley W.

Ashley W.

Apr, 2023

I would work with Leah again in a heartbeat. She was incredibly thorough while being able to meet my quick deadline. She kept a careful eye out when I explained all my italics had been wiped in formatting, and I can tell she was able to stay on task and not get distracted by the content. I would absolutely recommend her!
Adele L.

Adele L.

May, 2022

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!

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