About Me

My name is Leah Boyer and I am an editor and writer in San Diego, California. I specialize in copyediting and line editing fantasy, speculative fiction, and related adult genres. I also provide developmental assessment for completed drafts.

My focus is on the writer and the story they want to tell. Writing is a creative journey from plotting, to worldbuilding, to a final draft. Every writer has the ability to take the story in their head and put it on the page, but sometimes they need some help getting it there. My goal is to support writers where and how they need it most through respectful and insightful editing.

I don’t want to write their stories for them; I want to elevate their words.

I have been working in this field since 2022 and 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 editing experience, skills, and knowledge.

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 fantasy fiction novel, reading about editing or for pleasure, and listening to writing podcasts (The Shit No One Tells You About Writing, anyone?). 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.

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