Linda Seed

Linda Seed – Editor

I am a copy editor with years of traditional publishing experience. I specialize in romance, women's fiction, and cozy mysteries.


I offer copyediting and proofreading services for novelists who are preparing to self-publish or submit work for traditional publishing. I copyedited or proofread dozens of novels for Kensington Books in a variety of genres, including romance, historical fiction, cozy mystery, and women's fiction.

If you select copyediting for your manuscript, I will:

• Polish your grammar, punctuation, and syntax following the Chicago Manual of Style
• Check for and maintain consistency regarding characters, plot, and timeline
• Produce an editor's style sheet that lists character names and details, style choices for words and phrases, and a plot timeline where needed
• Maintain your voice as the author, as it's my goal to make your own style shine through

If you select proofreading, I will:

• Carefully read your edited and formatted manuscript to ensure that no typos or consistency errors got through
• Check for formatting errors or inconsistencies

I offer a free 1,000-word sample edit to ensure that we're a good fit before the project begins.
Contemporary Romance Cozy Mysteries Historical Fiction Women's Fiction
English (US)

Work experience


Oct, 2015 — Present

I have written and published nineteen small-town contemporary romance novels and one literary novel. The romance novels are published under the name Linda Seed, and the literary novel is published under the name L. Marie Seed.


May, 2012 — Nov, 2018 (over 6 years)

I worked as a freelance copy editor for Kensington Books, providing copyediting or proofreading for more than thirty titles.

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Jun, 1995 — Dec, 2003 (over 8 years)

I worked with a team to edit news articles and plan the state, national, and world news sections of the paper, including the front page.

Linda has 1 review





DJanée ..

DJanée ..

Aug, 2023

Linda was great to work with. She provided great feedback and was open to any questions I had. Her feedback, guidance, and support have helped enhance my story.

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