Here at Enchanted Ink Publishing, we want to help authors achieve their dreams by breathing life into their stories. Writing can be a solitary and oftentimes lonely craft, and it’s our hope to become a shoulder that our clients can lean on, an encouraging word on a difficult day, and a teammate who can help propel a story from a mess of ink and tears to a polished product sitting on a reader’s shelf.
We’re mindful of the delicate balance between art and business and seek to be as transparent as possible when discussing editing and publishing decisions. The choice to traditionally publish or self-publish can be a difficult one, and we’re aware that the costs associated with self-publishing can sometimes make it a difficult path to follow. Authors can expect to receive honest and heartfelt feedback from us, whether that comes in the form of a copy edit or an email discussing pricing and return on investment.
If you’re looking for an editor or designer who feels like a friend and teammate, you’ve come to the right place. It's our mission to help bring your story to life so you can share it with the people who need it most.
MEET OUR TEAM
Managing Editor & Founder of EIP
Natalia Leigh is a copy editor, proofreader, and devoted logophile. She enjoys placing pesky hyphens, cutting redundant words, and polishing stories until they shine.
Natalia holds a bachelor's degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from Colorado State University. She's a proud member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and frequently takes classes to further develop and hone her skills. Her most recent classes include Intermediate Developmental Editing, Intermediate Line Editing, and Query Editing.
For more information, check out her social media below.
Meredith's love of stories began when she was a young girl growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska. One summer, when her bratty older brother hogged the TV, Meredith picked up a book, went on an epic adventure, and never looked back. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in English, and most recently, she received her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in creative writing from Creighton University. She loves working with authors to shape and develop their stories, whether that's brainstorming a way out of a bothersome plot hole or Swiffering sentences until they shine. In her free time, Meredith can be found writing her next book, playing video games, having earnest discussions about Game of Thrones with anyone who will listen, taking her unruly Pomeranians for a walk, or reading a great book.
Lisa believes there’s nothing like the collaborative effort of working with an indie author to bring a new book to its readers. She has a Certificate in Editing from Poynter University/ACES and passed the Publishing Training Centre’s proofreading course with distinction, but her favorite training was attending the Writers’ Police Academy, where she took hands-on courses taught by law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters, and scientists that help with realism and fact-checking. She’s a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), where she serves as the Michigan chapter coordinator. She’s worked for large and small presses and dozens of indie authors.
When not in her home state of Michigan, Lisa can be found hiking through the woods on her family’s hundred-acre farm in West Virginia or kayaking on the lake across the street.
Cover Design & Illustration
Thea is a self-taught illustrator who thinks nothing's more satisfying than creating a weird creature or character, bringing to life some old forgotten Norse god or strange faerie, or designing a lonely cyborg about to become sentient.
Being a huge fantasy and horror nerd, she easily imagines what needs to be done for a cover, while her appetite for gaming means she has a vast knowledge and reservoir of game lore that has often proved to be a great resource in the LitRPG and sci-fi genres.
Having worked extensively with both independent authors as well as publishing houses, she has vast experience in what a cover should convey and has a keen eye for composition and balance due to spending more than twelve years as a UI/UX designer.
When she's not drawing, she's out and about in the mountains or riding her motorcycle. If it’s rainy, she’ll probably spend all day with a good horror book or in front of the PlayStation with her three cats and two dogs.
Formatting & Website Design
Greg is our formatter and website designer. He enjoys working with clients on designs ranging from minimal short story collections to epic fantasies with jaw-dropping design elements. If you’re looking for a book design that’ll really pop and stand out from the rest, you’re in the right place.
When he’s not formatting, Greg enjoys mountain biking, drinking coffee, gaming, reading, and making music.
To see his portfolio of designs, click here.
Stephanie dubs herself the Empowering Editor. As a child, she read everything she could get her hands on, and she dreamed of helping people and of getting paid to read books. With this dream, she propelled herself through college to earn bachelor’s degrees in English (with a minor in writing and publishing) and business administration, as well as a master’s degree in health communication.
Across her career, she has edited everything from class materials (pre-K through college) and newsletters to master’s theses, scholastic imprints, governmental documents and reports, professional journals, and books of all genres and styles. She gets really excited by memoirs and texts meant to help people improve themselves and the world (think religious, spiritual, self-help, conservation) but adores helping all authors who are truly dedicated to improving their texts—because when we improve our work, we improve ourselves, and that improves the world.
Stephanie feels her calling as an editor is not only to improve text but also to educate those with whom she works so they can constantly improve their writing.
When not editing, practicing Reiki, or performing intuitive readings, she is planting and growing things on a small homestead in Indiana with her spouse, two children, and cat.
Chelsea lives in north central West Virginia, where she received her BA in English with a minor in technical writing from Fairmont State University. She is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and has worked for notable publishing houses, editing services, and with independent authors. She has an eye for detail and a fervor for polishing and loves combining her passion for editing with authors who are equally passionate about their work.
Chelsea loves an em dash, morally gray characters, and spoiling her dog, Chan. She doesn’t go a day without drinking tea or breaking a sweat, and her happy places include her grandparents’ house; anyplace with a view of the water; hours-long car rides with her partner; and laughing, anywhere, anytime, with her family.
"A friend referred me to Enchanted Ink for book formatting and I couldn't be more pleased with the results. As an author getting ready to publish my debut novel, formatting was something I had no clue how to do, but knew it was a big part of getting my book out there. Enchanted Ink created the perfect chapter headers using some elements from my cover designer, and they made it look so professional and put together, better than I could have imagined. I highly recommend working with them; they were great with communication and quick, but efficient, with getting my book's formatting done and back to me. I will definitely be working with them in the future. I can't wait to get my book out there to show off the great work they did!"
-MJ Carstarphen, author of The Wandering Tree
"Writing and self-publishing can be pretty daunting. It was such a pleasure to work with Greg and Natalia on the formatting of my debut novel. They are both extremely professional, personable, open to feedback and suggestions, and truly make you feel like you and your book are in the best hands by providing quality feedback and product. I was so impressed with Enchanted Ink that I've chosen to work with them on the cover designs for my entire series, as well as content and copy edits for my upcoming novels. Natalia and Greg: thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this process so seamless and exciting for me!"
-Vanessa Raccio, author of Lost Rings and Other Things
"Natalia copy edited The Crystal Shore, and I absolutely loved working with her. It's my debut novel, so taking the steps to publish and release it myself was terrifying. However, working with Natalia was the exact opposite. She's warm, friendly and professional. Some of the comments she left on my manuscript really made me smile and gave me a much needed boost - I have very little confidence and self-belief. She looked after my book, and treated it with such care and attention, and gave me so many helpful comments and suggestions. I'm so glad that I worked with her, as she really made my book shine. I'm already looking forward to working with her on the next one. Greg also formatted my book, and it's so perfect. I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. I'd recommend Enchanted Ink and their services to anyone. "
-Jo de-Lancey, author of The Crystal Shore
"I found Enchanted Ink Publishing by chance and was so impressed with the sample edit they did for me, I booked right away. Meredith copy edited my novel and the results were beyond anything I was expecting. I think the saying you don’t know what you don’t know rings true when it came to the edits I received. Since An Element of Darkness was my debut novel, I had a lot to learn about proper grammar and sentence flow. Meredith took my novel and polished it until it shined. The feedback on An Element of Darkness as a whole was so valuable and encouraging as someone just starting out in their author career. I cannot recommend Enchanted Ink Publishing enough, especially to fellow debut authors!"
-Julie Vaid, author of An Element of Darkness
"As a first-time self-published author, I was extremely overwhelmed with the process of publishing a book. Now having gone through the ups and downs of it, I can say without a doubt that working with Enchanted Ink Publishing was the easiest part of the whole thing. Not only were they extremely responsive and got me everything on time, but they also took the time to answer my hundreds of questions. Most importantly, through my vague descriptions, Greg turned my book into something even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. Before this process, I wondered how important it was to have a professional service format my book, but after working with Enchanted Ink, I realize that it’s invaluable. I’m so pleased with every aspect of their service and look forward to working with them on all my future books. 20/10 would recommend. "
-Talara Tate, author of All the Jagged Edges
“I was overjoyed to work with Natalia. She was polite, professional, and encouraging in all of her communications with me, and I knew I was in good hands from the start. Her copy edits to my book took the writing to a whole new level. The changes she made were incredibly helpful in cleaning up what I had to say and making the language itself stronger. I highly recommend working with Enchanted Ink Publishing for all of your editing needs!”
-Rachel Hetrick, author of Curse of Infiniti
"Working with Natalia for copy edits was an absolute dream! Her level of care and detail editing my manuscript was phenomenal! It’s extremely hard to find a good editor, but rest assured, Natalia is a true pro!"
-Mandi Lynn Bell, author of Let the Rubble Fall
"The communication between Natalia and I was seamless. It was like talking to a good friend, and reading the comments in my manuscript had that same feeling. If you want an editor who combines professionalism along with some friendly banter, then Enchanted Ink is for you.
Natalia sent my manuscript back to me polished and prim. There were many inconsistencies she caught within my plot, as well as numerous grammatical errors. I’ve learned a great deal about myself as far as where I need to improve my writing. For example, I’m very frivolous with my commas and ellipses. Her comments were not degrading or insulting in any way. She simply stated why she changed something and shared references in the CMOS, which I appreciated immensely.
I worked with Enchanted Ink’s cover designer as well. The cover Thea came up with fit my book so perfectly that I was in tears when I saw it. The cover design process was easy and painless. I filled out the questionnaire, and within a few weeks I received a beautiful representation of what I described. Enchanted Ink Publishing is at the top of the list for my indie-author needs."
-Alyssa Green, author of Half Blood: The Tale of Samara