Making It Easy for Readers to Love Your Book

Fiction Editing for Romance and Erotica Authors

You deserve to feel confident in every release.

Readers have many choices when it comes to their next read, and a lack of editing can turn a potential fan into a disappointed customer.

Don’t let your hard work get lost inside plot holes, typos, and grammatical errors.

“Too many typos!”

“I loved the story, but then the ending ruined it.”

Hire an editor with knowledge and experience you can trust.

As an author myself, I understand the frustration of trying to find an editor you can rely on.

I care about your story, and I want to help you make it the best it can be.

Formal Training

I have a bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University and have completed two Gale Education courses—Romance Writing and The Keys to Effective Editing—as well as Shani Raja's Punctuation Mastery course.

Knowledge of Story

I've put years of self-study into learning what makes a good story and what sells in the romance market, and I've consumed hundreds of romance novels and erotica stories as a yearslong fan of the genres.

Love of Language

I've always loved the English language and have a natural talent for structuring sentences and paragraphs. As a kid, I used to read the dictionary and compete in spelling competitions, and I've refined my innate gifts with decades of writing and learning.

What Clients Are Saying

“I refuse to work with any other editor now that I have worked with [Lyss].”

Lyss is an absolute godsend. In a sea of online editors, it can be quite difficult to find someone who will not only do a good job, but will properly edit erotica of a niche nature.

I write erotica involving monsters and humans, and not only was it a tremendous pleasure working with Lyss, but I could feel her excitement for the source material. I've worked with other editors who didn't have enthusiasm for the material, and I definitely felt like they weren't pouring their heart and soul into helping me polish my stories to a level they deserved.

Lyss has done full editing for two of my novels, and I plan to hire her continuously, because she does an absolutely fantastic job. I refuse to work with any other editor now that I have worked with her.

So if you write erotica, stop looking for an editor right now and hire her. I doubt you will find better.
Annabelle Hawthorne
Erotica Author

“My readers are getting top-notch quality.”

Before hiring Lyss Em Editing, I thought all I needed was a quick proofread and that was all. After working with her over the last six manuscripts I have learned how invaluable her services are. Her feedback, which is polite, professional and timely, enables me to elevate my writing, making it better than ever before. I'm confident when I publish that my readers are getting top-notch quality, giving me validity as an author.
Miranda Bridges
Romance Author

“I never felt like my work was too weird or sexual for [Lyss].”

I hired Lyss to do a full edit of a MPreg book, and I was impressed with her from start to finish. Her structural edits transformed my story, and her grammar and copy edits were of a quality that I would expect from an editor with a much higher price tag.

My favorite thing about working with Lyss is that she embraces kink. I never felt like my work was too weird or sexual for her. I've already discussed hiring her for my next project. I've worked with other editors on smaller pieces I've had published, and Lyss was the easiest to work with. She's fast, she respected my voice, and she knows what she's doing. You won't regret hiring her.
Amy Bellows
Omegaverse M/M Romance Author

“Lyss has been incredibly kind, patient, and understanding with me throughout the whole copyediting and proofreading process.”

Lyss is such an amazing editor! I’ve worked with Lyss on all three of my books, and I couldn’t be happier with her service. I’m a new romance indie author, and Lyss has been incredibly kind, patient, and understanding with me throughout the whole copyediting and proofreading process. I remember coming to her with my first draft—I was extremely nervous because I had never worked with an editor before, but she was such a professional. She put me at ease from the very first moment she answered my email. Her edits and notes are incredibly detailed, beyond my expectations. She’ll explain her changes to you, give you helpful and insightful tips on how to make your writing flow better, and catch all the little mistakes and inconsistencies that are easy to miss in a long manuscript. She’s very thorough in her edits, and her attention to detail is excellent. Not only that, I feel like she truly cares about the story and the quality of work she’s delivering to her clients. I’ve learned so much from her, and my writing has gotten better because of her. I love working with Lyss and will continue to do so, and I recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an editor. She’s honestly the best.
Jennifer Dee
Romance Author

“My story was stronger because of [Lyss‘s] thorough edit.”

Lyss is a life saver. I was in a tough spot and on a short deadline before I hired her. Because of her quick turnaround and fantastic work not only did I meet my deadline, I felt like my story was stronger because of her thorough edit and feedback.
Autumn Breeze
Best-Selling LGBT+ Romance Author

“[Lyss] made suggestions to improve the readability of my manuscript without changing […] my voice.”

I hired Lyss for a copyedit of my MM romance and I’m so glad I did. She caught all my little (and sometimes big) mistakes and set them right. Not only that, but she made suggestions to improve the readability of my manuscript without changing the tone of the story or my voice.
Louise Collins
Gay Romance Author

“[Lyss] was quick and thorough.”

In the scramble for a new editor for my series, [Lyss Em Editing] came through. They were quick and thorough, catching all of my mistakes without tampering with my voice. They were exactly what I needed and I plan to continue working with them. 100% recommend!
Karma Kingsley
Romance Author

Choose the services that suit your needs.

Developmental Editing

Is your story working?

I will focus on your story’s overall structure—plot, character, setting, etc.—as well as clarity and internal logic. I will provide comments throughout the manuscript and, if needed, at the end of the document offering suggestions for improvement.

Copyediting

Will your grammar, punctuation, or sentence structure pull readers out of your story?

I will edit for grammar, style, and word usage using The Chicago Manual of Style, Merriam-Webster's dictionary, and my own expertise.

Proofreading

Did you miss any typos or grammar issues?

I will edit for surface-level mechanics which may have been missed or introduced in copyediting.

All Three Levels

Developmental Editing + Copyediting + Proofreading = A High-Quality, Market-Ready Book

How It Works

1. Sample Edit

I provide a free sample edit of up to 1,500 words so you can get a feel for my editing style, and I can get a feel for your story.

2. Plan

I take a look at your full manuscript, and you and I decide which level(s) of editing your story needs.

3. Full Edit

I edit your story based on our plan and deliver the edited manuscript.

4. Ready-to-Publish Manuscript

You incorporate the edits, which leaves you with a polished, market-ready book.