Sharp . Experienced . Reliable

Lynel Johnson Washington
Lynel Johnson Washington |
Lynel Johnson Washington |
Lynel Johnson Washington, a native of New Orleans, is a contributing author to the anthology Chicken Soup for the Soul: Twins and More, and her story, “The Revelation of My Destiny,” appeared in the Color Me Butterfly newsletter. She began her career path as a human services counselor, but has always enjoyed a love for the written word. It is this love of reading that directed her to the field of editing. Now, her career is passionately based on doing what she loves most. Devoted to literary enrichment, she enjoys reading many genres. An enthusiastic editor, Lynel pays close attention to detail and thrives on creativity. Sharp proofreading and honest feedback are her specialties. 

Services Offered


Copy editing services designed to polish your text while respecting your personal writing style.


A dedicated professional providing a variety of services to help your business operate.

Copy Editing Services

As a copy editor, Lynel targets spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure, repetition, flow, word reduction and points out inconsistencies for fiction genres including:

  • Inspirational
  • Christian
  • Romance
  • Drama
  • Thrillers
  • Mysteries
  • Mainstream
  • Short stories

Sampling of Editing Work:
Wanting You by A.C Arthur (Parker Publishing, LLC)
Business Unusual by Linda F. Beed (On Assignment)
Fire and Desire by Monique Lamont (Parker Publishing, LLC)
The Pastor’s Wife Does Cry by Lady Bea Morgan (Prioritybooks Publications)
Lovers Anonymous by Xavier Pierre (Prioritybooks Publications)
Brotherly Love & Betrayal by Daphine Glenn Robinson (Truthful Press Publishing)
My Love for Venom by Shannon Davis (DeLoach-Davis Publishing)
Back and Forth by Fon James (Tucker House Publishing)
Priceless by Ann Clay (Prioritybooks Publications)
Caring What People Think by Daphine Glenn Robinson (Truthful Press Publishing)
Blended Families: An Anthology by Valerie Coleman (Pen of the Writer)
Murder on the Down Low by Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)

Virtual Assistance Services

 As a virtual assistant, Lynel offers help with a variety of business tasks, including:

Administrative Support

  • General correspondence (phone calls, emails, faxes)
  • List maintenance
  • Reminders
  • Schedule maintenance (setting appointments)
  • Email services (responding to client/vendor inquiries)
  • Data entry
  • Project management
  • Timeline implementation



  • Ad placement (contact media vendors, schedule ads)

Bookkeeping / Accounting

  • Maintain expense reports
  • Conduct billing

Public / Social Media Relations

  • Maintain blogs
  • Set up and update profile and events online (sites include Amazon, Goodreads, Shelfari, Shout Life, Gig Salad, Chocolate Pages Network, Black Authors Connect, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Set up blog tours
  • Post to social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Create and circulate blasts and newsletters via MailChimp and Constant Contact
  • Upload print and ebooks to Amazon and Barnes & Noble and iBooks store

What Clients Are Saying

“My experience with Lynel Washington made the road to publication educational as well as enjoyable. Her fund of knowledge in the profession is admirable. Ms Washington took the time to listen to the vision I had for Business Unusual and respected it to the end. I continue to utilize her skill and wisdom for the majority of projects I have engaged in over the years.”

– Dr. Linda F. Beed, award-winning author/columnist/book reviewer

“Lynel and I have worked together on several projects including my debut novel, Brotherly Love & Betrayal, and Caring What People Think. She was very thorough, honest, and objective. She has a flair for detail and an excellent eye for grammatical correctness as well as consistency. Anytime a new author asks me for an editor, I refer them to her.”

– Daphine Glenn Robinson

“Lynel Washington is a consummate professional when it comes to editing and proofreading. She strives to make every manuscript be its very best. If you’re seeking an editor who pays attention to detail and really cares about the quality of your story, hire Lynel.”

– Susan M. Heim, co-author, Boosting Your Baby’s Brain Power

“I’ve dubbed Lynel Johnson Washington “the editor’s editor.” Her professional and timely critique of Blended Families: An Anthology won her a place in my heart and on my staff.”

– Valerie L. Coleman, award-winning author and publisher

“I made the right decision in putting Murder on the Down Low in Lynel’s able hands. She was an excellent copy editor who worked tirelessly to ensure that my final draft was grammatically correct and free of typos. I look forward to working with her on my next legal thriller.”

– Pamela Samuels Young, Essence best-selling author of Murder on the Down Low, an “Editor’s Pick” by Black Expressions Book Club


Listen to Lynel’s interview on “Book Talk, Creativity and Family,” an internet talk show hosted by Anjuelle Floyd. Topics: Give and take between writer and editor; the anxieties authors experience when working with an editor.

Contact Lynel