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.
Oh, and I adore coffee. You probably figured that out from my home page.
For many years, I edited for companies such as Legal Zoom, Next Wave Advocacy, and through referrals from Texas State University. Then, I started my own editing business, In a Perfect Word Editing.
My credentials include:
- Bachelor’s degree from Texas State University
- Editing certificate from UC San Diego
- Developmental editing study with the Editorial Freelancers Association and the Author-Editor Clinic
- Experience editing for large and small publishing houses
- Substantial work with independent authors
Working with stories and their authors is my passion. Some days, I look at the clock and see that hours have gone by as I’ve been reading and editing, and I think how lucky I am to get to read all day long!
I am invested in keeping my skills finely tuned. For that reason, I participate in many high quality editing and writing courses each year.
As a member of the Professional Editors Network, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Copyediting, and She Writes, I am committed to professionalism in my field.
I hope to have the opportunity to work with you!