Renée Layberry



Renée Layberry

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Darkwater Editing

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Personal Biography

Since 1988, I’ve supported executives and creatives in corporate communications, fashion design, and publishing. My inspiration is sparked by the vision of others and is ignited when promoting ideas through solid writing and clear communication. I create and edit written content for diverse clientele, including lifestyle, wellness, and not-for-profit publications.

After graduating from design school, I worked in the publishing industry and produced over 100 books, taking each project from the raw manuscript stage all the way to print, promotion, and distribution. After transitioning from book production to editing, I found my niche in polishing words and clarifying ideas. As of September 2014, I’ve edited and evaluated over 300 manuscripts in a variety of genres.

Skills Author support/coaching, Book production, Canadianization, Coaching, Consulting, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Document conversion (e.g., PDF to Word), Document formatting, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Proofreading, Stylistic editing, Writing
Subject / Areas of Interest Biography/memoir, Book publishing, eBooks, Fiction, Gender and bias editing, Human & Social Development, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Preparing transcripts, Women's issues
Types of Publications Books, Brochures, Magazines, Newsletters, Obituaries, Personal stories, Websites
Citation styles Chicago