Who? Lesley Kellas Payne, fiction, short story, and memoir editor.

What? Editorial services, specializing in story development and line editing, for writers of fiction of any length and memoirs. Copy-editing and proof-reading excluded. 

I enjoy working on all forms of fiction. Among my earliest clients were successful, award-winning romance writers Kat Martin, Leigh Greenwood, and Joyce Brandon, and I worked on Eliot Pattison’s Edgar-winning literary mystery The Skull Mantra

Where? lesleykellaspayne@gmail.com

When? Upon receipt of query as scheduled projects allow.

How? Query by email, specifying genre and writing goals. Attach up to 20-page WORD document for no-charge quick review. I will respond with summary comments, rough page estimate based on $75/hour fee, and scheduling options.

Why? Developing solid craft skills and finishing work to its best possible level are far more difficult, if not impossible, without input from a writing coach or editor with the requisite knowledge, experience, and communication skill.