Missy Lacock Editorial provides premium book editing services at competitive rates.
My clients range from self-published authors to major publishing houses, such as Bloomsbury Publishing, the original publisher of the Harry Potter series.
An award-winning writer with a master's degree in Writing: Book Publishing and more than six years of professional editing experience, I am based out of Missoula, Montana and am a member of the Editorial Freelance Association. I specialize in
editing manuscripts of most genres for publishers and authors.
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MORE ABOUT ME
That's me—well, that's me on a decent hair day. I earned my master's degree in Writing: Book Publishing from Portland State University, one of only eight graduate publishing programs in the nation.
Before launching my editorial service, I earned my stripes in-house at various publishing companies, including the award-winning publishing house Ooligan Press featured in Publisher's Weekly. I have served as an editor for dozens of other publishers and logged countless hours producing books, magazines, newspapers, literary journals, grant proposals, and more. Today I enjoy specializing in books of most genres.
Publications have featured my writing more than 100 times, and I've been the recipient of an editor's choice award and the James Welch Jr. Memorial Award for outstanding writing.
I love the sun, road trips, and music and am terrible at chess.
Missy is a supreme professional. She gave me constant updates and did such a thorough proofreading of my novel that it far exceeded my expectations . . . I would definitely hire Missy again."
—Noel Nunez, author (fiction)
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Missy was amazing! I worked with her on my first e-book. Her work was thorough and detailed. She . . . went above and beyond to help me understand the full editing and publishing process. I couldn't be more happy with her work. I will definitely use her again."
—Craig Sloan, author (nonfiction)
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Editing combines my greatest passions: reading and writing.
But more than that, publishing is something I can get behind. The publication of ideas has knocked people to their knees for thousands of years, launching wars, religions, legislation, and revolutions. Freedom of speech is the guts of democracy. History itself only began when the Sumerians could first write it down more than five millennia ago, and regardless of how the media may have changed, the stories we tell and the information we publish about medicine, politics, economics, relationships, and history will always shape who we are. We are educated, we are entertained, we are enriched because we read.
Reading also has other significant benefits, including preventing Alzheimer’s disease, improving memory, increasing the ability to empathize, honing critical thinking skills, and combatting anxiety. Studies have shown that just six minutes of reading can reduce stress by 60 percent, which is 68 percent more than listening to music, 100 percent more than drinking tea, and 300 percent more than going for a walk. As for me, I feel most myself with a book in my hands.
I'm honored to be a part of any book's journey, as well as a participant in the publishing community that continues to create such powerful cultural products. Thanks for writing!