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Book Editing

The story that has been living inside your head is finally on paper. You've focused on it for so long that you can no longer see the forest for the trees. Now you need someone to read your manuscript and give feedback, guidance and suggestions on what to do next.

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Book Coaching

You want to write a book, but you don't know where to start. Or perhaps you've started writing your book and now find yourself stuck. You need a clear road map and someone to guide you and keep you on track with ongoing feedback, guidance and support throughout your writing journey.

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Hello! I’m Lakeisha.

I am a full-time book coach & editor with a love for good books, teaching, strong cups of tea and the written word. I help writers dig deep and birth beautiful stories they are proud to share with the world. My work is steeped in self-compassion, kindness and practicality and I share my own creative musings to inspire you to share yours.

I’m passionate about helping fantasy and historical fiction writers achieve their goals and bring their books to life—while enjoying the process along the way. My role consists of supporting you and developing strategies to help propel you forward.

Have you been dreaming about writing a novel but don’t know how to get started? Do you need editorial support and actionable feedback while on your writing journey?

If this rings true for you, I’m here to help. Send me a note and let’s chat.

Outside of coaching and editing, I’m a mom and dedicated bibliophile who’s always on the lookout for my next delightful read. Recommendations are welcomed.

 

Client Testimonials

“I loved your energy!”

Her energy was the number one reason I decided to entrust her with my book. Being able to meet and talk about the direction I wanted to go and her suggestions on how to achieve my vision, helped me trust her even more. Her attention to detail was amazing. Not only was she able to spot and correct errors, she also asked insightful questions that really made me think. I especially loved how she was able to relate to the characters and knew exactly what I was trying to say. It was great working with Lakeisha and I will definitely come back to her again for another project. 

— Raleena B., author

2021-01-27T15:59:42-05:00

— Raleena B., author

Her energy was the number one reason I decided to entrust her with my book. Being able to meet and talk about the direction I wanted to go and her suggestions on how to achieve my vision, helped me trust her even more. Her attention to detail was amazing. Not only was she able to spot and correct errors, she also asked insightful questions that really made me think. I especially loved how she was able to relate to the characters and knew exactly what I was trying to say. It was great working with Lakeisha and I will definitely come back to her again for another project. 

“It was a pleasure working with you!”

I knew I wanted editing, but the budget was the only thing hindering me initially. I ended up crowdfunding so that I could afford to have my manuscript not only worked on by a developmental editor, but also a copyeditor because I knew it would be worth the money. Proper grammar is rough and you definitely want someone experienced with it to take a look! It's worth the money to have as many people look at your manuscript as possible. That way, your art is more polished. It was a pleasure working with Lakeisha and her communication was great!

— Elaine DeBohun, historical fiction and magical realism author

2021-03-11T18:40:44-05:00

— Elaine DeBohun, historical fiction and magical realism author

I knew I wanted editing, but the budget was the only thing hindering me initially. I ended up crowdfunding so that I could afford to have my manuscript not only worked on by a developmental editor, but also a copyeditor because I knew it would be worth the money. Proper grammar is rough and you definitely want someone experienced with it to take a look! It's worth the money to have as many people look at your manuscript as possible. That way, your art is more polished. It was a pleasure working with Lakeisha and her communication was great!

“It was truly a great experience.”

Lakeisha responded to my inquiry and we started rather quickly. After we started our work together, my perception didn't change. She did everything she said she was going to do. Everything went very well. If you're thinking about signing up for editing services and are still sitting on the fence, don't hesitate any longer. Go for it! Communicate your needs to Lakeisha and she will take care of you. It was truly a great experience.

— Tara Seals, author

2021-03-17T11:37:02-04:00

— Tara Seals, author

Lakeisha responded to my inquiry and we started rather quickly. After we started our work together, my perception didn't change. She did everything she said she was going to do. Everything went very well. If you're thinking about signing up for editing services and are still sitting on the fence, don't hesitate any longer. Go for it! Communicate your needs to Lakeisha and she will take care of you. It was truly a great experience.

“Thank you, Lakeisha, for helping me.”

Working with Lakeisha was a pleasure. I can’t think of anything I disliked about the process. Her direction was easy to understand and 99% the right call. She took my work seriously and gave me honest yet helpful feedback. Editing is a significant investment into a book that may not make a dime. But, I don’t regret it. The work she performed was of good value. My book is better for it. Promptness must be her middle name as I never had to wait long for her responses. She is knowledgeable in her craft and up on the latest technology to help you make the needed changes. Thank you, Lakeisha, for helping me.

— J. Kirk Perry, fantasy writer

2021-07-08T14:23:25-04:00

— J. Kirk Perry, fantasy writer

Working with Lakeisha was a pleasure. I can’t think of anything I disliked about the process. Her direction was easy to understand and 99% the right call. She took my work seriously and gave me honest yet helpful feedback. Editing is a significant investment into a book that may not make a dime. But, I don’t regret it. The work she performed was of good value. My book is better for it. Promptness must be her middle name as I never had to wait long for her responses. She is knowledgeable in her craft and up on the latest technology to help you make the needed changes. Thank you, Lakeisha, for helping me.

“I knew I made the right choice in a book coach/editor.”

It is worth your time and effort to hand your manuscript, your baby, over to a professional editor. Lakeisha is just that! I knew I made the right choice in a book coach/editor. She will guide you through the process and work with you to give your audience the best version of your project. For me, the biggest takeaway was the overall feedback. After being with the manuscript for so long, it was impossible for me to identify what wasn’t working within my story. The manuscript assessment gave me clear guidance as to how to get the story on the right track so that I can provide the best version of it for my readers.

— Nicole Reams, author

2021-09-16T20:40:15-04:00

— Nicole Reams, author

It is worth your time and effort to hand your manuscript, your baby, over to a professional editor. Lakeisha is just that! I knew I made the right choice in a book coach/editor. She will guide you through the process and work with you to give your audience the best version of your project. For me, the biggest takeaway was the overall feedback. After being with the manuscript for so long, it was impossible for me to identify what wasn’t working within my story. The manuscript assessment gave me clear guidance as to how to get the story on the right track so that I can provide the best version of it for my readers.
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