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

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.


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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.


COMING SOON

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.


It’s all a game—until it isn’t.

Tough as nails Violet Archer is ready to finish her PhD in physics and move on to a job—somewhere far away from her string of loser boyfriends. Before all that, though, her brother needs a few grand to kickstart his nonprofit, and Violet would never let a party member down.

Enter pro gamer Jack Rellington. He’s won millions playing the game they both love, and he’s got the inflated ego to prove it. But he also has a job offer for Violet: pretend to be his girlfriend for a month to scare off his matchmaker father. No sex required. 

To bankroll her little bro’s dreams, Violet can stand a month of holding Jack’s hand. But hand-holding turns to kissing turns to uncovering each other’s secrets.

What happens when it stops being a game...and starts being something real?

GOOD GAME is a geeky new adult romance with steamy sex scenes, foul-mouthed characters, and plenty of ass-kicking, in game and out.


The hardest game is the one you play against yourself.

Struggling photographer Nick Markov has an ulterior motive for running role-playing games at the local senior center. Sure, his elderly friends are pretty adorable toasting orcs with fireballs. But his weekly visits also give him an excuse to walk past the sweet receptionist with innocent blue eyes. Maybe someday he’ll even get the nerve to say hi.

Accounting student Penny Collins has been eying Nick from afar for years. But her former roommate’s ex-boyfriend has no clue she’s even alive. So when a blizzard hits town, shutting down roads and stranding Nick, it’s time for Penny to role-play something other than a deer in the headlights. Luckily, she’s got brownies and she’s not afraid to use them.

But even as sparks fly like daggers slashing mithril armor, Penny knows Nick is holding something back. This dungeon master locked away his darker desires for good, but his good girl is hoarding a few wild secrets of her own.

BAD GAME is a geeky new adult romance with kinky sex scenes, a metric ton of baked goods, and more than a few rolls of the dice.


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