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Your Story

as only you can   tell   it

My Services

Manuscript Critique

$0.004 per word. What you get: Depending on word count and issues addressed, you will receive a 3 to 5-page assessment of the work.

Developmental Editing

$0.006 per word. What you get: a 3 to 5-page assessment of the work, plus minor line edits and comments within the document using Word Tracking.

Ghost Writing

Specific to each project, the cost is affected by several factors. Contact me for more information. 

Genres I edit: Children’s fiction, YA, general fiction, women’s fiction, romance (PG-13), low fantasy, magical realism, mystery, and adventure.

Genres I don't edit: nonfiction, sci-fi, high fantasy, horror, thrillers, and erotica. 

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About Me

“A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book, nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book, nothing can help him.”

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay


I can’t help wondering what Mrs. Millay would think of today’s publishing industry, with its eBooks, self-publishing, book-to-movie deals, and AI chatbots. But I get what she meant. Because I published my first book before the ease of self-publishing that’s available to writers now. It was intimidating, very much like having my pants down in public.


Whether traditionally or self-published, we all want our writing to be its best before landing in the reader’s hands, and sometimes that requires another pair of eyes. I have over 15 years of experience writing, editing, publishing, and teaching and coaching, and I’d love to help you along your publishing journey.


"Lesa is a fantastic line editor. I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Her comments and suggestions were constructive, and I'm confident that my manuscript will be strengthened considerably when I implement them. I highly recommend working with Lesa, and I hope to work with her again soon! I appreciated the attention to detail and enthusiasm she had for my project. All the feedback was worded in a way that made me understand why a change should be made, which was great. Thanks for the amazing work, Lesa!"

~ Elsa Hawthorne, author of The Bed and Breakfast Bandit.

"Lesa has edited two manuscripts for me and has been lovely to work with. She is knowledgeable, insightful, and communicative. I appreciate her honesty and attention to detail. I look forward to working with her again soon!"

~ Lauren C.

"I was blown away by Lesa’s constructive, professional, and insightful feedback, which was delivered even sooner than I had anticipated. She provided detailed notes on the manuscript, pointing out inconsistencies and the need for better transitions, as well as commenting on the strengths of the novel and what worked well for her as a reader. Lesa also provided a comprehensive report on the big picture of the novel, including her reaction to each chapter and recommendations about what I can develop in terms of character development, backstory, and plot. She has great suggestions and a diplomatic, encouraging way of delivering criticism. Lesa’s feedback was on par with my MFA professors as well as my former literary agent. I’ve already recommended Lesa to a friend, and I will definitely be hiring her again. Thank you again, Lesa! It was a pleasure working with you."

~ Amy B.

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