Razor Sharp Editing

I Cut Because I Care

Freelance editing for genre fiction with a romantic plot or subplot

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

"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

"I approached Elizabeth because I needed editing on several projects.  As an author, I’m too close to my work to see it clearly.  Elizabeth helped me by catching inconsistencies, grammar gaffs, and confusing sentences.  The result was a smoother manuscript and a much stronger story line. 

One thing I liked was her ability to give great advice.  Sometimes hearing feedback about something so close to your heart is difficult, but Elizabeth made a point of giving constructive criticism.  Ultimately, the choice to keep or discard something was mine, but having a professional point of view helped me make the call. 

I found the experience helped me look more critically at my own work.  After working with Elizabeth, I can often spot potential issues before I send my work off to beta readers.  This saves everyone time and effort, especially me. 

I would recommend Razor Sharp Editing to people who need all types of editing.  Hiring an editor gives your readers the very best product.  Also, if your aim is to submit to a publisher, a thorough edit is essential.  Elizabeth helped me put my best manuscript forward to publishers and readers alike."

— Nix Knox, Gay Erotic Romance Author

"I was connected to Elizabeth via a mutual friend and am in awe of her ability to flesh out a developmental edit and catch the little buggers of a copy edit. I loved working with her and appreciated that she kept to her schedule for the edit. Her pricing is more than fair for her work and I would highly recommend her as an editor to any author or author to be. As an author and reader, I know she helped make my work better than I could have done on my own. She caught the worst things about my hero and helped me fix them when I didn't even know they were there!"

Jen Winters, 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

Fired, close to eviction, and determined not to ask anyone for help, Amaya Reynolds's last hope is a job at the local vampire blood bank. But on her first night there, she learns that blood isn't the only thing on the menu—and consent isn't always required. When dark and mysterious Vasily rides to her rescue, she's grateful, then confused when the vampire insists she’s something special. But she’s not. She’s just another boring human living in Distant Edge, where supernaturals roam free. Or is she? 

Synergist: The Vectum is book one in a five-part reverse harem serial. Each part is approximately 10,000 words and is meant to be read in order.


Charlotte, a.k.a. Ruby the town psychic, has a good thing going in Castle Cove. Her baby sister Paige is blossoming under their newfound stability. Charlotte is becoming a pillar in the quirky beachside community, thanks to her new friends and neighbors. And Deputy “Cute Butt” Jared has finally wedged himself into her life with a heart big enough to make them a real family.

But Charlotte should have known better than to let a con run too long.

Her parents have found them, and the inveterate con artists won’t let Paige out of their clutches unless Charlotte helps them rob the innocent people of Castle Cove blind—including Jared. As the clock ticks down to meet the parents’ demands, it gets harder and harder to prevent her exposure as the fraud she is. But Charlotte won’t stop until she finds a way to protect everyone. At any cost. Even if it means losing everything.


COMING SOON

Her past. His secrets. They have more in common than she knows.

Maisy is happily content with the life she’s built for herself and her young son in small-town Prescott, Montana. Her child is thriving, her business is growing, and her family is as close as they’ve ever been. But when a handsome stranger walks into the lobby of her motel, her simple life is swept up in a wave of affection for his gentle heart. None of those feelings can be trusted, though. She made that mistake before with another man. The man she murdered.

Hunter was a different man when he first saw Maisy Holt from afar. He took one look at her and ran in the opposite direction. But years later, he’s back in Montana and unable to keep his distance. He shouldn’t have tried to find her but he never was good at rejecting temptation. The promise of the good she could bring into his life is too hard to resist. Maybe if he can disguise the lies and hide the deceit, he can keep her from learning the truth. Because his only chance at a future with her is by burying his past.


Ruthless, devious, and ambitious, Lucius Mercio has elevated the Serengeti Group to the third wealthiest cartel in the Twelve Systems, cementing his place among the twelve most powerful members of the ruling warrior class. With Lucius’ rise, his enemies increase in both number and subtlety. Few will dare to attack Lucius directly. Instead, they will move in secret, targeting the most vulnerable aspects of his empire, including his disgraced and reviled apprentice, Lilian. 

As Lilian begins the third and final year of her Trial by Ordeal, she is more determined than ever to survive and repay Lucius’ protection and trust with loyalty and diligence. Expecting only the meager assignments reserved for apprentices, Lilian was stunned to receive the conservatorship of a valuable Vistrite Crevasse—an honor reserved for proven and trusted warriors. When a lethal disaster strikes Desperation Mine and Refinery and imperils Lilian’s conservatorship, hidden adversaries seize the opportunity to plot the downfall of Serengeti.


Last in the Enforcers and Coterie series, Poisoned Message delves deeper into a world where magic co-exists peacefully with the ordinary, for the most part…

After thousands of years under the thumb of the Overlord, Nicor is on the cusp of freeing his people. He should be focused on cementing his allies, building his army, and hiding the rebellion—not courting a mage who would sooner throw a fireball at his head than admit she has something so useless as feelings.

As an Elite Enforcer and a powerful mage from a tainted bloodline, Alina clings to the ruthless training that strips Enforcers of any emotion—making her a competent, lethal machine. But when her boss orders her to work with a treacherous demon, one who refuses to accept her cold exterior, it’ll take every ounce of her training to keep her distance.

Nicor and Alina have only a month left until the world is brought down by a virus engineered to kill preternaturals and make Earth vulnerable to attack. But as Nicor peels Alina’s emotional armor away, she’s left exposed to enemies closer than she knows. As armies collide and centuries of secrets come to light, Nicor and Alina must overcome their mutual suspicions—and their mounting attraction—to stop the Overlord before there’s no one left on Earth to save.


Love is bullshit.

My name is Cupid. Yes, that Cupid. Forget the wings and the cherub. That's not who I am. In fact, I really don't know who I am, and I gave up on finding out a long time ago.

These days Sin City is my home. I like it here, far from my past. But when I walk into a bar called Pandora's Box on Valentine's Day, my past is going to catch up with me in the form of a cure, coltish bartender.

Katie swears she's not interested in anything but a good time. If she's telling the truth, she's perfect for me. 

Only problem is, who's lying to whom here?


PAST PROJECTS