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

PRODIGY. DESERTER. COMMANDER.

At twenty-two, Commander Ellen Ryu is a little young to be "retired." Yet she’s planned—and bled in—more battles than veterans twice her age. And, well, she didn’t exactly retire so much as desert. Betrayed by her superiors, turned into a science experiment, and nearly driven insane, Ellen seized the chance for freedom when a shadowy organization offered her a ship of her own and an elite, all-female crew. She's got a new mission now: get revenge on the scientist who almost destroyed her. Nobody is going to get in her way this time. Especially not the merc who's just shown up at her cargo hatch, looking to hitch a ride.

MERCENARY. CONVICT. RENEGADE.

In the middle of an op gone wrong, cyborg mercenary Kael Sidassian gets stuck with a mission he can't refuse: carry a capsule to safety, the contents of which would bring the galaxy down on his head if anyone knew what was inside. But he’s also got damaged hardware inside his head and a plan to escape from the merc company that forcibly conscripted him over ten years ago. So when a humanitarian ship grants him passage, he thanks his lucky stars for a job that'll solve all his problems at once. That is, if the attachment he’s forming to the ship’s commander—one that goes way beyond duty and loyalty—doesn’t get in the way.

As a new threat rises, the prodigy and the screw-up discover far more in common than they ever thought possible. Now both their missions will have to wait, because if they aren't audacious enough to work together, they'll never survive what's coming for them. For lovers of romantic space opera, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber, THE EMPRESS CAPSULE is the first volume in the Audacity series.


Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.

Widow. 

Years after her husband's tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she'll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie's birthday list. She'll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn't expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband's death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?


COMING SOON

This wicked witch is sweet as sin.

Iphigenia Holt, witch, acrobat, and bleeding heart, continues tumbling down the circus silks and into a harem of lofty admirers in this sequel to Distant Light.

Finally out from under her mother’s shadow, Iphi has found joy in an unconventional place: in the arms of two men. There’s Rhys, half vampire, half shifter, all deadly. And Caspian, the sensitive shifter who paints life in brilliant colors. Together the trio soars to sensual new heights, but Iphi has no time to revel in her newfound happiness before their love is put to the test.

Iphi’s mother isn’t happy with her daughter’s recent independence, and she’s holding Caspian’s brother Thorn hostage to get Iphi back under control. Worse, their brother Dominic watches Iphi from the shadows—and she’d be lying if she didn’t admit she comes alive under his gaze. Meanwhile, a mysterious puppet master is abducting humans and vampires off Distant Edge’s streets to build a ghoul army.

Iphi may be the only one who can stop evil from invading the Edge, but if her men can’t find a way to see past the jealousy and mistrust tearing them apart, their deadly foe will steal what they love most right out from under them.


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