Allow a Master of Words to enhance the content and appeal of your fiction lit with superior-quality editing. Let's work together and create masterpieces!
Being involved with literature provides the opportunity to read, craft, and share engaging stories—storytelling with an impact. As a dynamic editor, I strive to make your writing more fluid and easier to read. Captivate, enlighten, and entertain your audience with ASH THE EDITOR's magikal touch.
Let’s face it, writing is hard!
Editing doesn’t have to be.
Whether you’re a newbie working on your first manuscript, or you have multiple books out, I can help your book be the strong, fabulous read it’s supposed to be. I work with authors at any stage of their career, whether seeking tradition or indie publishing.
I specialize in developmental/substantive editing, as well as content and line edits. I’m very thorough and detail oriented, a self-proscribed nitpicker, but it’s only with your book and your best interests at heart! I also specialize in Romance of all heat levels (and subgenres), from sweet to sizzling, but am skilled at a wide range of fiction genres, from Commercial, Memoirs, YA and NA, to Horror and Mystery.
My name is Erin Beth Liles, and I am the owner/editor of In a Perfect Word Editing.
I enjoy books and movies, and I’m a strong believer in having office pets around to inspire a great working environment–or at least a cute one. I read constantly. I don’t really care what genre, although I’m partial to YA–just give me a great story! But I love an interesting nonfiction book too.
While my bread and butter is editorial work, my wide range of experience with several Chicago and Boston area publishing houses puts me in the unique position of being able to offer guidance on the entire publishing process, from the first draft all the way to the bookstore shelf.
I have an MA in book publishing from Emerson College, and a BA in creative writing from Northwestern University. I'm a Texas native currently living in East Austin with my two fur babies, Barney and Hank.