Editing

I’ve been copyediting and proofreading for over twenty years. If you’re polishing up your manuscript for self-publishing or for presentation to agents and publishers, let me help you go out looking your best. I offer reasonable rates priced by the job, free sample edits, and indie-friendly service. My main editing experience has been with fiction, but I’ve edited nonfiction as well. References available upon request.

I can also tackle your web content, business blogs, feature articles, ghostwriting, e-books, direct mail,  sales letters, and press releases.

Contact me, and let’s talk about how I can help you get your book ready for the market or make your business more successful.

If you’d like to learn more about editing, please visit my FAQs page.

Endorsements:

“Laurie has edited my last four books – fiction and non-fiction. I have no hesitation in recommending her. She’s professional, fast and has a keen eye for detail. My latest novel was published by Kindle Scout who assigned their own (Kirkus) editor. There were zero copy-edits found. Laurie caught everything before I submitted. I look forward to working with her on all of my upcoming projects.” – Martin Crosbie, author of The Dead List: A John Drake Mystery and My Temporary Life

“You can’t go wrong with Laurie Boris. Combine a phenomenal attention to detail with expert knowledge and gentle guidance and you’ve got one fabulous editor who’s easy to work with. She never attempts to change your voice, and any suggestions she makes are just that—recommendations to make your voice or the passage/sentence shine. She’s an author herself, so she understands flow and cadence, and when she points out “bumps” in your work (where a reader might be pulled out of the story) it’s invariably spot-on and exponentially improves the reading experience. Not only that, but her prices are reasonable! Highly recommended.” – DV Berkom, author of the Leine Basso and Kate Jones thriller series

“When someone seeks the services of an editor, they want one thing: correctness. They want their text to come out of the process completely and utterly correct, with mistakes caught, punctuation fixed, misspelled words noted and clumsy sentences pointed out. It takes a very special eye to catch all that because, as we know, you can go through your own manuscript a thousand times and still miss the weird colon left inexplicably in that last paragraph!

“Laurie Boris was hired to simply copy edit my novel, proofread it for any remaining errors, and she not only caught all of those, she did so after several other – clearly lesser – editors had already had their way with it! But even beyond proofing, I was thrilled to discover she did the job with a sense of the larger arc of my book, seeing the pacing and rhythm and making some very crucial notes about both, communicating them so clearly and succinctly that a problem area in the front of my book made sense to me for the very first time.  Now that’s a good editor.” – Lorraine Devon Wilke, writer, photographer, musician, author of After the Sucker Punch and Hysterical Love

“Some people find editors through word-of-mouth recommendations. I found my editor, Laurie Boris, through her novel, Drawing Breath. I knew anyone who could write like that would be someone I could trust with my work.

“The reality turned out to be even better than I’d hoped. Not only did Laurie edit with a meticulous eye, and a keen ear for the prose, her gentle, objective comments and suggestions never, ever made me feel threatened as a writer. The voice was mine, but the polish was hers. Best of all, the editing process taught me to how to become a better writer myself.

“I would recommend Laurie as an editor to anyone who is serious about publishing a well-crafted, professional quality novel.”  A.C. Flory, author of Vokhtah and The Vintage Egg