Client List & Testimonials
Below is a partial list of my clients as a children's editor and a general editor and some client testimonials.
Cubic Simulation Systems
HigherLife Development Services
LoPresti Piper Aircraft
Metro Life Church
Wine Press Publishing
Tez Brooks, Single Dad Detour (nonfiction book)
Malinda Martin, The Movie Star and the Mom (romance novel)
Maralee McKee, Manners That Matter (curriculum and picture books)
Lynn Mangan, The Christmas Cross (picture book)
Joanne Gunning, Meditations of the Heart, Arthur Printing (devotional book)
Julie Morris, StepForward Program, Abingdon Press (marketing materials)
Tina Yeager, Inscaping (young adult novel)
What Clients Have to Say:
“I haven’t sent out a single novel manuscript or book proposal that hasn’t passed through Leslie’s very capable hands first. She helps me see both forest and trees and helps make my writing the best it can be.”
—Connie Mann, author of Beyond Risk, Tangled Lies, Hidden Threat, Deadly Melody, Angel Falls and more.
“Leslie puts the ‘professional’ in professional writer and editor. It's rare to find an editor gifted in all levels of editing, beginning with structure and pacing to continuity of plot, events and character, and finally to eagle-eye copyediting, catching errors in tense, grammar, and spelling. Before submitting to agents or publishers, make sure Leslie takes a run through your manuscript. She makes sure you put your best words forward.”
—Rob Swanson, author of Do Angels Still Fall? (Prevail Press)
"Leslie has been, and continues to be, a fantastic mentor. She brings to light the areas of my writing which need extra attention and her suggestions have consistently made the storyline stronger and better. I full-heartedly recommend using Leslie!"
—Taryn Souders, Author of Dead Possums Are Fair Game (Sky Pony Publishing), Whole-y Cow! Fractions are Fun (Sleeping Bear Press), and the upcoming How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)
“Finding an editor who is both a fair critic and inspirational teacher is a rare occurrence. Leslie is a wonderful resource and friend who guides me through my writing process. She provides the perfect blend of constructive criticism and bonk-on-the-head direction I need. I love working with her, and that is the key phrase, "working with her." She is a partner to everyone who works with her, the partner I'm honored to know.”
—Curtis Sponsler, Creative Director / Owner, AniMill
“Working with Leslie, I’ve found her to always be disarming, pleasant, and professional. I’ve come to look forward to my next interaction with her as there is usually a tasty morsel of wisdom waiting for me.”
—Phil Card, Writer/Collaborator, Jay Banks Productions
“Leslie is a fine writer and editor with a keen eye for detail and a sterile character.”
—Darlyn Finch Kuhn, President/COO Brad Kuhn & Associates, LLC, Former Technical Writer at Siemens Energy, Inc.
“Accurate, intelligent, elegant, honest, right—all the way to the period, from the first to the last sentence.”
—Anna Khaki, Writer, Poet, and Artist.
“With first manuscript in hand, I didn’t even know the right questions to ask. Leslie shed light on the path to publishing, polished my work with sensitivity, and supplied me with outstanding resources. I am forever grateful to Leslie.”
—Connie Thompson Titus, Author of Dancing at Daybreak, Tate Publishing
“I have the privilege of seeing Leslie on a regular basis as we have been in a writers’ group together for years. She has filled the roles of mentor and editor in my life. She has been invaluable in helping me by the use of her remarkable editing skills. Her keen insight into storyline paired with her ability to give suggestions that are clear and concise for the good of a project have served me well as I attempt to publish my first novel. I highly recommend Leslie.”
—Bonnie Anderson, blogger at “Life on the Lighter Side” (WordPress)