Laura Kelly isn’t your ordinary editor. She knows how to get deep into a character’s psyche and tell you where that character is taking your story. If it isn’t where you want your story to go, she can tell you how to fix it--or show you a better way to go. Ms. Kelly has a
gift for characterization, story structure, and teaching.
~Sheryl Browne, author of A Little Bit of Madness, Somebody to Love, and Warrant for Love
“If you want your book edited to the highest standard of professionalism and excellence, look no further than Laura Kelly Editorial Services. I wholeheartedly recommend this fine company.”
Hywela Lyn, author of Starquest, and Children of the Mist
Hello, and welcome to our website!
First of all, please know that Laura Kelly Editorial Services has nothing to do with the ever-changing dozen or so essay writing domains that have illegally attached their name to ours. When you click on their links, you either get a blank page, an error 404 message, or are directed to a custom essay writing page called essays24.org, among others. This is not us. We do not write papers for people. We only work with book manuscripts that you, the author, have written, and have provided to us.
In short, we edit. We don't write anything for you.
For those of you checking us out for the first time, in addition to our regular editing packages, we do offer writer coaching and mentoring services. But once again, you do all the work/writing. We simply offer suggestions to help you stay focused on your vision for the book YOU want to create.
Enough people have been happy with our suggestions and services that we were named Best Editor at Preditors and Editors for three years running, and were in the top six every year we competed. Word of mouth advertising now keeps us as busy as we want to be, but never too busy to take on a trial edit or two, so that should our schedule be booked, we can at least help to point you in the right direction.
At LKES, we make every effort to match the project to the editor, which means, if we do a full manuscript edit, you usually get the benefit of two or three skill sets, depending on the nature of your project. Please check out our bios on our About page, and all the services we now have available on our Rates page.
From self-help books to memoirs to genre fiction, LKES fully involves you in the editing process. Time and time again our suggestions have made a positive difference in how our clients’ manuscripts are perceived by agents and publishers. Our goal is to help you make your manuscript the best it can possibly be. We specialize in analyzing story structure, not rubber stamp editing. We love to brainstorm, love to teach, and love to see our clients succeed.
And succeed they do, as several of our authors have taken what they have learned from us and applied those same tools and techniques in manuscripts that have earned them contracts with major publishing houses. Others are happily self-published, and you can find their books listed on Amazon or available through their individual websites. More than ten books we've edited have won either regional or national awards for excellence in writing. Some have won both.
The secret to our success? We have no desire to change your “voice.” Instead we nurture your voice and your story, show you how to develop each more fully, and help you create a book that resonates with your readers.
Please see our reviews page for examples of the depth of character, emotion, and story structure we have been able to help our authors achieve. Also, pacing is paramount in any story—we can show you how to tighten your writing, maintain suspense in your fiction, and how to keep reader interest high in your non-fiction. Good writing is good writing, no matter what the genre.
So send us an email today, and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help you get from where you are with your writing goals to where you want to be.
Thank you again, and we look forward to hearing from you!
Laura Kelly, President