Editing

Dear Writer: I view an editor’s role as helping to maximize the effect of what the author has created. If you’ve decided to seek the assistance of a professional editor, perhaps you’ve determined that some aspect of your material is incomplete or needs polishing. How much or how little editing is ideal for your project is the first topic to consider. While at times a major overhaul is warranted, often a moderate amount of judicious editing can help cohere your creative intention for the work, resulting in a dazzling final product.

View my editing Scope of Services as a downloadable PDF.

“AGAIN AND AGAIN, I HAVE SEEN LAUREL LEIGH CREATE PROJECTS

THAT COMBINE EDITORIAL INTEGRITY  AND MARKETING SAVVY.”

 —LESLIE JONATH, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, CONNECTED DOTS MEDIA

 

 “LAUREL LEIGH COMBINES CREATIVE ENERGY WITH

ORGANIZATIONAL KNOW-HOW  AND HAS ALL THE SKILLS

NEEDED TO TAKE A PROJECT FROM INCEPTION TO FINISHED WORK.

I CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON HER TO MAKE GOOD PROJECTS GREAT.”

—BETH WEBER, ASSOCIATE PUBLISHING DIRECTOR,
CUSTOM PUBLISHING, CHRONICLE BOOKS

 

 “LAUREL LEIGH IS A TALENTED WRITER AND AN ASTUTE READER. 

FOR OVER A DECADE, I HAVE TURNED TO HER

FOR HER PERCEPTIVE AND AND LEVEL-HEADED FEEDBACK,

AND I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT SHE WILL PUBLISH NEXT.”

KIRSTEN MENGER-ANDERSONAUTHOR OF DR. OLAF VAN SCHULER’S BRAIN

 

“Taking Laurel Leigh’s classes has been

the single greatest investment I’ve made

in my writing career.”

—Selah J Tay-Song, Author of the Dreams of QaiMaj series

 

“LAUREL LEIGH’S KEEN EDITORIAL EYE, BIG-PICTURE ANALYTICAL

CAPABILITIES AND FINE TOUCH WITH LANGUAGE

HAVE BEEN AN IMMENSE ASSET TO ME OVER THE YEARS.

SHE HAS REPEATEDLY PROVIDED PRICELESS ASSISTANCE WITH MY

PUBLISHED STORIES AS WELL AS WITH MY WORK AS AN EDITOR, 

AND I’D RECOMMEND HER WHOLEHEARTEDLY 

FOR ANY WRITING OR EDITORIAL PROJECT.”

YAEL SCHONFELD, WRITER AND EDITOR

 

 “I COMPLETELY ENJOYED WORKING WITH LAUREL.

SHE KNOWS HOW TO MANAGE HER TIME

TO KEEP A CLIENT HAPPY AND ON SCHEDULE.

SHE’S SMART, ENCOURAGING, PRECISE, AND

WE SAILED INTO THE DEADLINE WITH CALM AND JOY.”

— THE REV. DR. BETH KELLY