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Jasmine Lesemann

Highlight and Stet Editorial Services

Cambridge, ON N3H2C2
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I have been freelance editing since 2014 and also have my own recently launched editorial company called Highlight and Stet Editorial Services. I specialize in Fantasy, Romance, YA, New Adult, and general Fiction. Yes, I am married to the oxford comma, but hey - it's your book!
In terms of education, I graduated from Ryerson University with a Publishing Diploma after completing my B.A. in English at Wilfrid Laurier University.
I think it's important to note that there is another part of the job that can often get over looked in listings online, and that is the empathy and compassion required by an editor when they're making changes and cuts to someone's literary baby. While I do like to be to the point when I'm making notes in a manuscript, it's also important to note that if you write a brilliant sentence, or description, I'm going to make sure I note it too - you need the credit you deserve for writing something awesome! Honestly, I can't stress enough how much the editing process is a collaboration. I am aiming to work with you, not against you, to refine your book and make it something incredible.

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Proofreading
  • Structural and substantive editing


  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published