Does your manuscript shine?

In the overcrowded and demanding market, it needs to. Editors are not ready to take risks on manuscripts that don’t stand out, draw them in, hold them captive.

So, how do you make sure your manuscript not only shines…it dazzles?

As an author, you can create, proof read, edit, tweak, polish… but to make your manuscript lift off the page, to soar…having your manuscript assessed by an experienced professional is one of the most important steps you can take toward publication.  

And I know what makes a manuscript shine.

Why choose me?

  • I am a multi-published award-winning author
  • I hold a BA & Dip Ed in English Literature and Drama/Theatre studies and a Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications (Advanced)
  • I have worked as a script writer, script doctor and copy writer
  • I was President of RWA (Romance Writers of Australia) for 3 years where I contest managed, coordinated, and judged their national writing competitions
  • I have expertise in working across many genres in fiction and non-fiction

But most importantly, many of my clients have gone on to become published authors. Having been in your shoes, I can approach your project with empathy and understanding, and with a keen eye for how to turn your manuscript into an absolute diamond.


  • Manuscript Assessment
  • Author Mentoring
  • Synopsis and Query Letter Assessment and Editorial
  • Blurb Assessment and Editorial


Manuscript Assessment – fees are based on word count

Author Mentoring – fees are charged per hour

Synopsis, Query Letter and Blurb Assessment and Editorial – fees are charged per hour

The proof will be in my work. Contact me: leisl@leislleighton.com

Comments or questions are welcome.

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