Leslie Kathryn Manes
Leslie's Editing

I am a freelance editor who has been in business for 12 years, and I worked in editorial capacities at publications for more than 20 years. I offer editing services at competitive rates:

Copyediting: finding grammar, spelling, punctuation and other mechanical or style issues. Also, checking of facts and verifying the spelling of obscure words or brand names. Proofreading: the last edit to find any errors missed during the copyedit, as well as to make sure formatting is consistent. I look for widows and orphans (broken lines or paragraphs), consistent paragraph indents, correct graphics placement, page numbers, and more. Typing and Transcription: hand-written copy, print-outs of manuscripts or audio files Please contact me for more information: lesliesediting@yahoo.com 619-416-7729 or message me via Leslie’s Editing on Facebook. Client Recommendations: “Leslie is one of the most thorough proofreaders, transcribers, and copy-editors I’ve ever worked with, all of which is why we’ve worked together for years and I hope to continue doing so for many more to come. She’s managed the rare trifecta of being fast, accurate, and pleasant to work with, and I highly recommend you give her a shot so you can experience the same." — Chris Ryall, President & Publisher/Chief Creative Officer, IDW PUBLISHING “Leslie provides timely, insightful and accurate proofing/editorial services that have served us well for years. She reviews a considerable amount of our yearly output.” — Justin Eisinger, Editorial Director, Graphic Novels & Collections, IDW PUBLISHING
Editing Services
Copyediting, Line editing, Proofreading
Writing Services
Other Services
Content review, Design, Layout, Transcription
Age Levels
Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word