Sheila Lischwe, PhD

My editing practice offers both developmental editing and copyediting for 1) non-fiction projects in the social sciences and higher education, 2) works of fiction, particularly in the mystery, crime and thriller genres, and 3) business documents. I also offer book coaching and project management for new authors in all genres.

Credentials include a PhD in higher education administration from Saint Louis University, a master’s degree in writing, rhetoric and media from Clemson University, Story Grid Editor Certification, and a copyediting certificate-in-progress through the University of California San Diego.

Membership in ACES, SDPEN

Business Name

Essential Editing, LLC


Types of Editing Services Offered

Copyediting, Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing

Types of Writing Services Offered

Rewriting, Writing

Other Services Offered

Consulting, Project Management, Research & Fact-Checking

Subject Specialties

Education & Training, History, Humanities & Social Sciences, Marketing & Communications, Nonprofit

Project Specialties

Articles & Essays, Biographies & Memoirs, Books (Fiction), Books (Nonfiction), Business Documents & Forms, Proposals, Training Manuals & Materials