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.
Mindy joins Enchanted Ink having spent fifteen years working at Penguin Random House both in New York City and Toronto. Having been on the inside for so long, she's happy to dedicate this next chapter of her career to working with indie authors. Mindy has an advanced diploma in copy editing, proofreading, and fact-checking from New York University and is a longtime member of ACES: The Society for Editing. Throughout her work, she strives for clear communication, intelligible structure, and a respect for style guides with a bent toward inclusive and evolving language. When not working, Mindy spends time with her husband and daughter exploring the urban and wild landscapes of her new home base in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"The experience that I had was incredible. I was so pleased and so encouraged by the personalized feel and professional level of editing."
-Joanna G. Holden, author of Snow Dust
Click here to check out Joanna's video review of our copy editing services.
"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
"I loved working with Natalia at Enchanted Ink! She did copy editing for the second book in my YA fantasy series, and I was very impressed by her attention to detail when finding mistakes and the improvements she recommended. Also, she was incredibly responsive to emails and made the entire process painless and quick. She's exactly the type of professional a writer needs when trusting their 'book baby' to an editor. I'd gladly go back to her when the next book in my series is ready for copy editing!"
-Marlow York, author of Blood of Fire and Trail of Flames
"I had a wonderful experience working with editor Natalia Leigh at Enchanted Ink! I am so pleased with how polished and professional my novel has become with her guidance. Enchanted Ink has really helped me feel confident and proud of sharing my book with readers!"
-Sara Keefe, author of Widow's Weeds
"Natalia was absolutely wonderful to work with! She delivered her edits early, left fantastic feedback on my short story collection, and was always helpful. I feel like I've found a new author friend as well as an editor, and I'll definitely be sending her my books in the future!"
-Emily McCosh, author of All the Woods She Watches Over
“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
"This is my second time using Enchanted Ink Publishing to edit my book, and I can’t praise them enough. Their professionalism and care that they put into their work is amazing, and I highly recommend using their services. In fact, I have scheduled my third book to be edited by them already.
Thank you, Natalia, your hard work is not unappreciated, and I will continue to use your services and recommend you to others."
-Maria F. Peters, author of Tooth Fairy Wanted Series
"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