My name is Leah Boyer and I am an editor and writer in San Diego, California. I am a professionally trained editor who loves working with a variety of writers and authors.
That is why my focus is on the writer. I want to know what your story is and why you are telling it—whether it is fiction or nonfiction. What is the message you want your readers to come away with? What should I be focusing on when reviewing your work? How can my expertise help you?
These are the questions I keep in mind when I dive into a manuscript. I don’t want to write for you; I want to elevate your words. There is nothing better than a great piece of writing, but it has to have your voice. This is why I love being an editor.
I have a certificate in copyediting from the University of California, San Diego’s Division of Extended Studies. This top-ranked certificate program focuses on instructing quality copyeditors through classes taught by professionals in the field. From this program, I have gained significant experience, skills, and knowledge in the field of copyediting.
I come from a varied background with previous careers in urban planning and nonprofit management. Both positions required substantial amounts of writing, whether it was for technical environmental impact reports or to-the-point training manuals. You can find my full résumé here.
Outside of editing, I am a mom of two young children and an aspiring native plant gardener. When I have a spare moment, I am working on my speculative fiction novel and listening to writing podcasts. I am also a certified Scribbr editor and a member of the San Diego Professional Editors Network, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and a local writing group.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about how I can help you bring your passion project to the next level.