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Writing & Editing Consulting

After 29 years of book editing, either full-time or part-time, I am stepping back awhile. Therefore, I am not accepting new book-length editing projects at this time. If you found me through a referral, please use the "Contact" link to let me know who was kind enough to recommend me, and please check this space again for updates. 

-- Leonard Nash


Whether you’re writing general or creative fiction or nonfiction, I can assist with any aspect of the writing process, from outlining initial drafts, developing nonfiction book proposals, to critiquing, revising, and proofreading completed (or partial) manuscripts. If your manuscript is already under contract, I can provide editing, fact-checking, and proofreading assistance in coordination with you and your publisher.

Don’t submit your manuscript or proposal to an agent, conventional press, or print-on-demand publisher (such as Kindle, Xlibris, or AuthorHouse), until your work is ready.

I am based in South Florida, but I work with English-speaking clients anywhere in the USA and Canada. Message me to arrange a free, no-obligation initial discussion.

Dozens of publications including fiction, creative nonfiction, general nonfiction, and poetry 

Freelance writing and editing consultant, 1993-present

Visiting Research Associate: Florida International University College of Business (Department of the President Emeritus and Department of Global Leadership & Management), 2016-2020

Florida Book Award (General Fiction; Silver Medal), 2007

Adjunct Lecturer: Florida International University (College of Arts & Sciences), 1994-1999

English Teacher: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 1988-1993

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: Florida International University, 1996

Bachelor of Arts in English: Florida International University, 1987

Associate of Arts: University of Florida, 1986

Services include:

  • Literary Conferences and Book Fairs (in-person and virtual workshops, panel discussions, and presentations)
  • Memoir Consulting
  • Novels & Short Story Consulting
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Application Essays & Personal Statements
  • Forensic Editing & Expert Witness (for attorneys, private investigators, educators, publishers, and individuals).
  • Magazine Copy Editing