Editing Services

Is your story so full of plot holes that your readers will fall into them and not be able to find their way out?

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Do you leave periods, commas, semicolons, colons, and question marks in confusion? Do apostrophes run from you in fear?

Does your spelling cause others to have nightmares?

Is your short story, novella, or book screaming to be edited?

Does a bit more need to be added to your story to make it complete? Do your characters behave the way they should?

Your story is as important to me as it is to you. I work closely with the authors I choose to edit for, so you can expect to hear from me while I am editing your manuscript.

Please be sure your writer’s ego can handle having the errors you have made in your manuscript pointed out to you. I am never mean, and I will explain my suggestions to you if you ask.

What do I charge?
I charge $0.0085 per word of the original manuscript for most authors. If your writing needs an extreme amount of editing, I will charge a bit more.

If you are a member of Kentuckiana Authors, you will get a discount on what I normally charge. Please contact me for more information.

If your total charge works out to less than $75.00, your charge will be $75.

If you would like to see if I will help you make your book the best that it can be, you may contact me at ljbinion@outlook.com. Please put “editing inquiry” in the subject line of your email.

Since you are searching for an editor, the following video about word crimes might put a smile on your face. Please enjoy.


  7 comments for “Editing Services

  1. June 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    When one looks for an editor there are certain criteria that must be met. Is the editor qualified? Picky? Strong enough to tell you the truth? Will this editor go over your work twice or will they edit until it’s perfect? My editor is Lisa and she is all these things. As an author who is not qualified to teach the alphabet, I was thrilled to find her. Lisa looked over my first book, which was already professionally edited, and she found over 1600 mistakes. Missing commas and extra spaces were the majority of mistakes. Who is anal enough to find extra spaces? Lisa is detailed oriented, you could not have a better editor on your side. I’m sure she’s reading this and is cringing at the lack of commas, but too bad! This is my post! I’ll have plenty more for you to fix!

  2. Debbie Oliver
    June 9, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I truly cannot say enough about Lisa as an editor and now as a friend. She really gets to know you, learns your personality and guides you through the process. She must have read over my book 10 or more times, and still offered to read through yet again if I decided to make any changes. She really goes above and beyond and I would never consider using anyone else. She even corrects my text at times!! I would highly recommend her.

  3. June 23, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Lisa Binion is a truly great editor. I thought I had a decent handle on the English language and the proper use of grammar and punctuation, until Lisa edited my “final” copy. Add efficiency, willing to edit until both you and she return a clean copy, and the ability to cut to the chase and you get LISA! If you are looking for an editor extraordinaire, Lisa just might be your answer!

  4. Stephen Helmes
    July 11, 2015 at 9:36 am

    One thing I look for, when finding who I want to work on a project with, is how passionate a person is about their work. Lisa fits that category, and many other categories that most editors never touch. First: she not only corrects the errors and sends them back to you. She goes over and over it several times, making sure that it is the best that it can be. She makes suggestions on wording without making you feel that it has to be corrected. As an author, we all know that wording is not always perfectly correct because a particular character may not be perfectly correct. Lisa recognizes that.
    Not only that, but Lisa is a very sweet person and very easy to talk to. That makes the editing process much easier for both parties.
    There are a lot of qualities that a person has to have to be a good editor, and as far as I’m concerned, she has aced them all! I will be sending her my stories for as long as she will accept them. I only wish I would have had her before my first book’s release!

  5. Richard Petracca
    July 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Finding the right editor is a daunting task. You need someone that will actually take the time to get to know you as an author, someone who knows how to not only correct the errors but get the most out of your writing. I have tried a plethora of different editors, but not one of them was able to catch half the errors I made or guide me in making my book a cohesive story, Lisa did. Lisa Binion is not only my editor, but she has since become a trusted friend. I will not send out any writing of importance before I let her read it.

  6. August 23, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Lisa is fantastic to work with. (With which to work? She’d tell me which one to use.) I am so thankful I found her. She is detail oriented and extremely thorough. Most editors read through the manuscript once, send it back, and they’re done. Lisa reads through it as many times as it takes to make sure she’s done the best job possible. She’s that awesome. I loved working with her, and if she’ll have me, she’s my editor for life! Thank you, Lisa! You’re awesomesauce!

  7. Tim Jackson
    December 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    While searching around for someone to edit my book, I came across a thread where multiple people were giving praise and recommending Lisa’s services. I contacted Lisa and we were full throttle immediately – it was a very pleasant experience and she created an environment where I felt I could ask anything, no matter how small. I feel confident with my final product and I will involve Lisa earlier in the process next time, no question. Services are highly recommended.

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