Leslie T. Sharpe

Leslie T. Sharpe
Leslie T. Sharpe is the author of Editing Fact and Fiction: A Concise Guide to Book Editing, which has been regarded as a "modern editing classic" and the industry standard. Leslie started her editing career at Farrar, Straus & Giroux and has been a senior editor, managing editor, and editorial consultant in book publishing, specializing in literary fiction and nonfiction. She was a regular contributor to Newsday's "Urban 'I'" column, and her essays and articles have also appeared in The New York Times, Village Voice, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Psychology Today, and Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine. She teaches nonfiction writing at Columbia University.

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