Razor Sharp Editing

I Cut Because I Care

Freelance editing for genre fiction with a romantic plot or subplot

Please note: I am no longer taking on new clients for 2018. If you are a current client and wish to join my waiting list for 2018, please email me. If you are a prospective client, you are welcome to email me to discuss new projects, but I won't be booking for 2019 until October, 2018.

Happy editing,
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MEET YOUR EDITOR

After getting my PhD in Microbiology and working for years in the biotech industry, I chucked it all to pursue my real passion: comma splices. Okay, not really, but I turned my love of technical writing into a professional career editing science manuscripts. As the Amazon self-publishing wave flooded my e-reader with smoking-hot fiction crying out for an editor, I answered the call, virtual red pen in hand. Now I spend my days battling run-on sentences, filling plot holes, and eliminating that dastardly scourge known as filter words.


TESTIMONIALS

"What I love most about working with Elizabeth is how she genuinely cares for her clients and their continued success. She spends time refining her own craft so she can pass that knowledge onto her authors. I consider her not only my editor, but my teacher as well. After each project, I leave feeling as though she’s taught me something new I can leverage for the future.
I came to Razor Sharp Editing as a debut author, knowing little about how to build a balanced and engaging novel. Elizabeth’s insight and input helped me turn a rough manuscript into a polished book I was proud to publish. Her developmental editing skills are pure gold. She’s saved my novels from many common pitfalls by suggesting improvements to characters, flow and the story’s overall structure. Add to that her attention to detail and knack for axing filter words, you can’t go wrong with her on your team."

Devney Perry, Contemporary Romance Author

"I was a helpless mess when I finished my second book, and had no idea what to expect when I sent it to her. She ripped it to shreds and I couldn’t have been happier. Elizabeth pointed out character inconsistencies, plot holes, lost plot threads, my horrible usage of commas, words I kept messing up such as lease and leash. Surprisingly those two words mean two complete different things! Who knew? ;)

Elizabeth’s comments, though. Love them. They made what could’ve been a painful and soul-destroying process into something amusing. I giggled my way through the edits because of her insights and snark; although I did tell her not to spare the snark because I enjoy it. A better editor I simply could not ask for, since Elizabeth has my undying gratitude. Does this sound like a love letter? Yeah, it sounds like it. Can’t help it, though, because she is that awesome."

— Veronica Del Rosa, Paranormal Romance Author

"Elizabeth is beyond meticulous. Her copy editing is thorough, accurate, and extremely well-annotated. It was incredibly painless to work with her on a 160,000-word manuscript. Although not normally part of copyediting, Elizabeth pointed out rough patches in narrative and a couple of character inconsistencies that made the entire project that much better. One of the best investments in my novels I have ever made. I won’t publish another one without her help!"

E.G. Manetti, Sci-Fi Romance Author


JUST RELEASED

Outcast, orphan, and homeless by choice, Pearle has spent her adult life dodging the fangs of vampires. She’s learned to forego the dubious safety of a home’s threshold—and the death she brings to those who share it with her. Instead, she survives on the streets, staking the monsters back to the afterlife one bloodsucker at a time. But when a powerful vampire sire moves into the city and sets his sights on her, she’ll have to ask for the one thing she’s never needed before: help. 

Short on options and long on enemies, Pearle agrees to play bait for the local werewolf pack in exchange for protection. But it doesn’t take long before she realizes something is seriously wrong inside the pack. Old resentments simmer beneath the surface, and more than one wolf wouldn’t mind letting the night take her. Worse, the werewolf alpha has a whole other agenda for her, one that makes death by vampire bite look downright appealing. 

Now a bone fought over by two men in a centuries-old supernatural war, Pearle must figure out a way to escape both factions . . . or risk becoming a monster the likes of which neither side has ever seen before.


You’ve heard this story a thousand times. 
Boy meets girl.
Boy and girl have a fake relationship. 
Boy and girl fall in love.

This is not one of those stories.

It should be. After all, he’s Brent Crawford. He’s the new tight end for the New York Sharks and one of the sexiest men alive. But his sponsors are threatening to drop him, and his job is in jeopardy due to allegations of assault. He needs someone to help recover his image. 

She’s Gwen McDougall, former fashion model turned photographer and newly minted local hero. She wants more from her photography jobs than premeditated shots of B-list celebutantes, and now is her chance. She just has to agree to help Brent shine up his tarnished reputation.

They’re both young, beautiful, and talented. They would be perfect together. 

Except she can’t stop making out with his brother.

This isn’t a perfect romance. Like most things in life, it’s rather imperfect.


COMING SOON

Thea Landry has always known her place in modern-day society. It’s somewhere just above the trash can her mother dumped her in as a newborn but below the class where much comes easy. With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour. 

So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again.

Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down. This time around, she won’t make the same mistake. She’s going to fight to keep him in her life—not for herself.

But for their daughter.


It's not every day a sexy Aussie art thief steals into Charlotte Gracen’s spare bedroom in the middle of the night. But when Jake Harris does just that, bleeding and full of ominous warnings about the men banging down Charlie’s door searching for him, the reclusive artist makes a choice.

That choice will save Jake's life and entangle her in his lifelong mission to find the man who killed his mother. Charlie is cast head-long into a dazzling and dangerous world where art, beauty and talent can win her everything her heart desires—or slice her soul right down to the bone.


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Years after Gray had a complete mental breakdown that cost him everything, he's clawed his way back to mental balance, a steady job, and a solid relationship with his grown and married daughter. Gone are the years of thinking conspiracies abound and that he is being followed…until a stunning woman busts down his back door and announces that there's a secret world he doesn’t know about—and it's hunting him. 

After losing her mate and one of her children, Armana abandoned the shifter world to spare the lives of her two surviving children. Two decades later, they’re grown and healthy, but she’s still fighting for a relationship with her angry son. What better way to prove herself to him than to come to the aid of his mate's human father?

Only she can't shake the feelings growing for Gray, and he finds a kindred spirit in her. But if they reach safety, the shifter world won't let Gray keep his memories of their kind. And Armana will become nothing more than a dream that drives him back into insanity.


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