Leslie Kathryn Manes

Leslie Kathryn Manes
Leslie’s Editing
Phone: 619-416-7729

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: Rewriting
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)
Software: Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word