Warren Layberry



Warren Layberry

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DarkWater Editing

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“To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.” —David McCullough

Personal Biography

I’m a freelance editor and ghostwriter who’s been at this full-time since 2011. I’ve had the privilege of working on hundreds of manuscripts for unpublished, self-published, and traditionally published authors alike. Here on the Island, I have done work for TouchWood Editions, Brindle & Glass, and Heritage House and have edited a number of books that have found their way onto the BC Bestsellers list.

Skills Author support/coaching, Copy editing, Editing, Fact checking, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Proofreading, Rewriting, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing, Writing, Writing advice, Writing coach
Subject / Areas of Interest Author support/coaching, Biography/memoir, Fiction, History, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction
Types of Publications Books, Personal stories
Citation styles Chicago, In-house styles