LCS Literary Services has a fabulous team of developmental editors to assist with your editorial needs.

Ebonie Ledbetter

Ebonie is a creative writer from Atlanta whose work has appeared in The Washington PostThe Root, and Essence.

She is the editor of two textbooks: Perspectives on Modern World History: Hurricane Katrina and Media Bias: Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints.

Ebonie received her MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco and her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Florida A&M University. She is an English teacher and freelance editor who resides in South Florida. Her favorite genres are contemporary fiction and memoirs/biographies.

Kate Marope

Kate is a developmental and line editor whose client list includes bestselling and noteworthy authors such Brooke Stanton, Sienna Snow, L. Penelope, Aliza Mann, Charish Reid, Ines Johnson, Aidan Wayne, Manda Mellett, and more.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Bond University (QLD, Australia), and a Master’s in Marketing from the University of Tasmania. She uses her education to help authors create realistic and nuanced characters, and plot character-driven stories that readers find difficult to forget. Kate also has seven years of experience working with traditional and self-published authors, both as a freelancer and as an acquisitions editor at Harlequin’s digital-first imprint, Carina Press. 

She specializes in: romance genre fiction (all sub-genres except historical and inspirational), paranormal, mystery (with strong romantic elements), and fantasy.

Lisa Wong

Lisa is an assistant developmental editor with experience in copyediting and line editing.

Lisa graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in Professional Writing. She has worked for several years as a lifestyle journalist in the Bay Area before transitioning to a fiction editor. She currently lives in Northern California.

She specializes in: Fantasy (all sub-categories), Sci-Fi, Mystery/Thrillers, YA, NA, Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Upmarket Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, and Memoirs.

Mark Krepps

Mark has a passion for editing. Although he specializes in developmental edits, Mark is also well versed in copy or line edits, professional reads, proofreading and proposal reviews.

Mark is a certified book writing coach, experienced editor for StoryTerrace, She Writes Press, and Spark press. He is a retired military veteran with extensive coaching and editing knowledge, author of four fantasy novels, and previous outdoor columnist with over forty published articles. Mark has written award-winning horror short stories and has published work in both China and Uganda. He is experienced in both traditional and self-published fields.

He specializes in: Fantasy, (and all its sub-categories) YA/ Adult, Sci-Fi, Fairytale / Legend retellings, Paranormal, Horror, and Historical Fiction.

Please note, special requests can be made for an editor assignment, however, availability is strictly based on the editorial calendar of the requested editor.