Bryony Leah

Bryony Leah Editorial

[LIMITED SPACES LEFT FOR 2023 COPYEDITING/PROOFREADING—PLEASE GET IN TOUCH NOW. Preferred genres: Romance, Contemporary, Erotic Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Young Adult, and New Adult Fiction, all sub-genres, but always interested in projects that fall outside the box!]

I’m a full-time fiction editor and published writer offering friendly, affordable book editing services to authors from all backgrounds. I live in England, but having spent a lot of time living in the USA, as well as working and training with clients on both sides of the Atlantic, I’m experienced at copyediting and proofreading both American and British English and enjoy assisting authors with adapting their work to suit their preferred style. My primary focus lies in your words and ensuring clarity; I edit only what’s necessary to give your writing a professional polish. I believe in a lighter touch where possible to deliver accuracy and consistency, which means I’ll adapt to your writing style and take the utmost care not to impose my own voice on your work. To me, the mark of a good quality editor is one who leaves no mark—and that’s a skill only acquired through hands-on experience, plenty of training, and a really big dose of word nerdery!

I have over a decade of experience writing and editing fiction. I’m a member of ACES: The Society For Editing, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, all of which I regularly train with. This isn’t just a hobby! I work full-time with words, so I’m readily available 5 days a week to reply to my clients’ emails, share advice, and cheerlead for the authors whose books I edit. This is what I love to do, and I pride myself on offering an attentive, affordable book editing service for authors who want to publish a professionally edited book they’re genuinely proud of.


About My Services

I specialize in editing the following fiction genres, but I’m always open to taking on projects that fall outside the box:

  • Romance Fiction (all sub-genres)
  • Teen Fiction
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Women’s Fiction
  • Erotic Fiction

I offer affordable copy editing and proofreading services, with developmental editing available for some projects within my range of specialism. I keep my rates deliberately below the industry standard as part of my mission to offer a high-quality, accessible editorial service to writers from every background.

I also offer a range of complementary editorial services, such as query letter editing, book description writing, and manuscript critiques.

[Last updated Friday 31 March 2023: I am currently accepting new authors with limited spaces available through 2023. Please contact me today for more info, availability, and a free sample edit—but please don’t delay! Spaces are filling fast with many months fully booked!]


About Me

I’ve been working as a freelance book editor since 2016, but I’ve been a writer since early childhood. My fiction has been published by Simon and Schuster imprint Gallery Books (US & Canada), while my articles have been published in a variety of industry journals, magazines, and online publications. I occasionally even ghostwrite for some interesting celebrity clients! For the past decade, I’ve been in close contact with literary agents, online publishers, writers at every stage of their career, and a wide variety of like-minded publishing professionals. Some of the most recent companies I’ve been commissioned to write for include Netflix, Lionsgate, AwesomenessTV, and Dreamworks Press.


Contact Me

You can visit my website at for further information about my editorial services.

If you would like to contact me directly, please email me at I aim to respond to all emails within 48 hours on business days.


A Word from Some of My Clients

“Bryony is nothing short of phenomenal—as a person and in her work. All nerves and doubts were eased about the editing process from day one, and from her free sample edit, her expert skill level and attention to detail is immediately apparent. Bryony’s edits are invaluable, and her comments of both praise and constructive feedback gave me the confidence to publish a novel I’m proud of. Bryony goes above and beyond and will really treat your manuscript with the care and attention it deserves. If you need a professional, affordable editor, look no further than Bryony as with that, you’ll also receive a cheerleader for your hard work and an abundance of advice and support. I can’t wait to work with Bryony again.” – C. C. Peñaranda, An Heir Comes to Rise

“Bryony has an incredible attention to detail and is a joy to work with. Her feedback made my novel so much better and I’m so happy that I found her.” – Danielle Lori, The Sweetest Oblivion

“Bryony has worked with us on numerous proofreading and editing projects and is one of our most reliable contributors. She produces high-quality work with very quick turnarounds and is able to clean up error-riddled manuscripts without altering the unique voices of our writers.” – Matthew Daniels, Project Manager, Inkitt

“A close author friend referred me to Bryony, and I am thanking my lucky stars for it! She is personable, professional, detailed, thorough, communicative, prompt, and pleasant. Yes, she truly is all those things. I’ve worked with many betas, editors, and proofreaders, and it’s not every day you find such a gem. I’m confident in her work, and I’m happy to highly recommend her.” – T. L. Martin, Liar, Liar

“Bryony was a joy to work with. She was quick to respond to emails, friendly, and did an excellent job with the manuscript. The comments she provided were clear, she had great attention to detail, and she had a positive energy throughout. I’m so happy with how the manuscript turned out! Thank you, Bryony!”  – Lauren Palphreyman, Devils Inc.

You can find further reviews from my clients, more information about me and my editorial services, and a blog full of useful writing/editing advice on my website at


Years in the field: 5
Years freelancing: 5


Bryony Leah