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Owens Editorial Ink

Your project done right on time

Are you looking for a fast, reliable, and highly skilled editorial pro to help you meet your publishing goals?

Lisa L. Owens of Owens Editorial Ink offers a full range of writing, editing, and consulting services to children's, YA, K–12 education, trade book, magazine, and online publishers. She also does manuscript evaluations for children's authors, as well as editing for authors preparing to submit their work for publication.



Children's and YA fiction and nonfiction

Magazine, newsletter, and Web articles

K–12 curriculum materials

Reference materials

Cover copy


Developmental editing

Substantive editing


Editorial project management


School visits/author talks

Writing and editing classes/workshops/presentations

Manuscript evaluations

Editorial staff training

Editorial guidelines and strategies

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Lisa runs Owens Editorial Ink from her home near Seattle. She opened the business in 2002 after a decade of working in the publishing industry as a full-time in-house editor and part-time freelance writer-editor. At nearly 25 years into her career, she's had editorial input on thousands of published works — from concept to market.

Lisa works for publishers, businesses, and individual clients as a writer, editor, and editorial consultant specializing in the children's industry. She writes a wide variety of materials, including children's books (100 and counting), curriculum materials, essays, magazine articles, and book reviews. She also edits children's books of all types and adult titles in many genres, including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, reference, romance, thriller, business, home improvement, and cooking. Additionally, she teaches adult-ed classes in writing and editing.

As an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association since 2000, Lisa has served the organization as Chicagoland Chapter Coordinator (2002–2004); national Education Chair (2004–2012); national Facebook Page Manager (2009–2013); and Seattle Chapter Coordinator (2011–2014).

Affiliations: Authors Guild, AWP, EFA, PNWA, SCBWI

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