Lorina Stephens 2021
Lorina Stephens

Over the past 40 years I’ve worked all sides of the publishing desk: journalist, ghost-writer, author, editor, publisher. I have four novels, two collections of short fiction, and three non-fiction books in publication.

I co-edited with Susan MacGregor, Tesseracts Twenty-Two: Alchemy and Artifacts.

In tandem with that, I’m an artist, primarily painting landscapes in watercolour, although I do venture into oils, ink, and pencil.

Apparently I also get my hands dirty in the garden.

As an editor, I’d be pleased to offer you the benefit of my publishing experience to assist you with the development and structure of your novel or book, or simply copy-editing services.

My rates run $50.00 per hour, depending on the complexity of your project. An average manuscript of about 80,000 words usually takes about 40 hours for a developmental edit, less for a copy-edit. Payment terms are negotiable.

I’m also available for virtual speaking and teaching engagements.

If you’re interested, email me a query outlining your needs, and from there we can discuss how to proceed.

As an artist I’ve been painting from the age of 14 when I studied under Dorothy Milne Eplett. Although I am comfortable working in oils, acrylics, pastels, pencil, ink, I work primarily in watercolour. The challenges of that particular medium, and the ability to create luminosity in this demanding and technical art form is something which fascinates me.

Mostly I’m an introvert. You won’t find me at in-person conventions, galleries and trade shows. On social media mostly I lurk. If you really want to know what I’m about, read my work, study my paintings, or hire me as an editor or instructor. It’s that simple. If you’re curious, email me at: lorina@fiveriverspublishing.com or look me up on Facebook.