NewportraitpicMy 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!


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