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Leap Forward Publishing

Professional Editing Services.

"The first draft is black and white.

Editing gives the story color."

                                    - Emma Hill

All writing begins with a blank page and a good idea, but it doesn’t end there. Sometimes transforming an idea into words in a way that’s not only organized and compelling but also correct, can prove to be difficult. Let me review your work with “new eyes” and help you transform a good idea into the next great article, blog post, essay, or novel.

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Human head as a set of puzzles on the wo
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The End; black text typed on white paper
Developmental Editing
Your words, just organized.

Let’s work together to transform your great ideas into engaging literary content. You write, and I’ll act as your behind-the-scenes guide, navigating you through common writing pitfalls. I’ll help you organize your thoughts and ideas to formulate a writing style that is focused, consistent, and all your own.

Copy Editing
Elevating your content.

I’ll review your literary work with a keen critical eye to ensure that it is accurate, consistent, well organized, and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

Final review and revision.

You’re almost there. Let me be your last line of defense against typos, misplaced punctuations and layout issues. I’ll give your work the polished, professional look it needs before publication.

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Editing Prices
Ghost Writing
When you just can't find the words.

You have the idea, and you know exactly what you want to say, but you just can't figure out how to say it. Let me turn your thoughts and ideas into compelling text that's written in your voice.

How much does editing cost?

Proofreading...$0.02/word-Min. Cost-$20

Copy Editing...$0.04/word-Min. Cost-$40

Developmental Editing...$0.07/word-Min.Cost-$70

Combo of all 3...$0.10/word-Min. Cost-$100

Ghostwriting...$0.12/word-Min. Cost-$120

Minimum prices are based on 1000 words. 

Please note that there is a fine line between developmental editing and ghost writing. Sometimes during the editing process a writer realizes that they need a little more help than they originally thought in order to bring their vision to life. When this happens a bit of ghost writing may be necessary to put their ideas together.

Therefore, if the word count increases to more than 200 written words (per 1000 words) from the original text due to editing, ghostwriting fees will apply to each additional word. 

Schedule your FREE 15 min consultation to discuss your next project.
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"The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart."

- Maya Angelou


Deborah Mortimer

I am an author, attorney, and self-proclaimed wordsmith.  While majoring in psychology and English in college, I often moonlighted as a writer and editor for both undergraduate and graduate students. Since becoming an attorney, some 17 years ago, I have worked as a professional legal ghost-writer and editor for many attorneys and as an online legal copy editor, in addition to providing other legal services. For the last 5 years my honed editing skills have extended to providing editing services for writers of mainly non-fiction, informational, self-help and motivational work in all mediums, with a focus on transforming writers' big ideas into engaging, readable text.


I am an avid reader with a love of both fiction and historical novels.  In my spare time, I love writing poetry and short stories. I also am a children's book author, literacy and writing advocate, self-publishing coach and owner of Leap Forward Publishing, LLC.


 "Thank you, Deborah!
Your wonderful creativity in regards to my website was all that I was looking for. I am so grateful I took my time until I found the right person who was able to bring my vision to life. Your service was impeccable from beginning to end. From the moment we collaborated on the vision I knew I would fall in love with your work. Everything was professional, on time, and completed when you gave your word. I recommend Leap Forward to all authors who are looking for services that provide great service for their brand.
Deborah Mortimer is your gal!!!
Again... thank you for everything."

Shonta Watson

Author of the Shea Buttah & the Herbal Kids Children's Book Series


Let's get started on your next project!
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