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Welcome. My name is Leslie Heath, and I am a freelance editor. I am a big fan of words, and I feel lucky to make my living working with them. Freelance editing allows me to use my talent in new and challenging ways and enables me to create symbiotic relationships with my clients. 

My career has included full-time work as an editor in the advertising, communications, and technology industries. I have edited a variety of different types of pieces, from promotional materials and press releases to manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals. I have a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If you are in need of an editor, please take a look at the services I offer, and let me know if you would like to discuss your editorial needs.

My philosophy

I consider it a privilege when a writer trusts me with their project. Whether it is an ad or a novel, it is my job to make each piece shine. 

I believe a good editor does not rewrite the author's words or try to impose her own style into the piece. Instead, a good editor strives to keep the author's voice ever-present while ensuring proper mechanics and consistency of style. 

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug."   Mark Twain