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Elizabeth Lyon: Editing International

Editing Services

Novels, Query Letters, Nonfiction Books, Proposals, Consulting. Every writer deserves to complete the circle from idea to book to audience. Yet, this accomplishment may or may not happen as the writer envisioned. What is certain is that all writing needs revision. Good editing involves corrections and critique, and recommendations for improvement and marketing. Good editing also requires "listening," drawing from intuition to understand what a writer intended but may not have expressed well, or at all. Read more


I am a frequent guest instructor and speaker at writers' conferences, in the US and Canada. I create custom workshops for regional organizations and clubs and travel to their locations. Schedule a workshop for your group or organization in 2015. Schedule

Client Successes

It is a joy to feature client publications. The most-recent featured books have drawn positive reviews from major media, earned praise, or have been nominated for awards. Nearly all of Editing International's client successes are listed. Read more


Six books later and with nearly 80,000 sold, I've covered almost every aspect of how to write, revise, and market. My first book, Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, has sold over 33,000 copies. My sixth book, Manuscript Makeover, was selected by The Writer magazine in 2008 as one of that year's "8 Great Writing Books" and "perhaps the most comprehensive book on revising fiction." I've shifted gears into a booklet series where each one explores one subject related to fiction in-depth. Read more.

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