Editing and Proofreading
We offer editing services for all genres of books, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, humor, and more. Whether you need a proofread or a developmental edit, we can take care of all of your editing needs.
Free Sample Edit
We want to show you exactly how we can improve your manuscript, which is why we offer a free sample edit of up to 1,000 words. Upload your content below for a free sample edit and we’ll respond within 24 hours. Note: we do not provide sample edits for scientific or academic papers.
We consider your file to be copyrighted matter and we respect your ownership of the expressed content.
Copy Edit/Proofread – $7.50/1,000 words
We will check for all typographical errors, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax. We will also address language-usage issues and provide minor recommendations for improving the overall flow of the text. We do not review your revisions in response to the initial edit.
Developmental Edit $12.50/1,000 words
In addition to the tasks performed during a copy edit, we will restructure sentences where needed and we will provide a focus on consistency and style (e.g. which abbreviations are used, how numbers are referred to, which words are hyphenated, what fonts are used for headers/sub headers, etc.). We will review the content and the quality of your manuscript, addressing organization, transitions, tone, voice, and complexity. For fiction titles, we will check for plot holes and character inconsistencies and we will make suggestions as to the book’s dialogue, pace, and clarity. A review of your revisions in response to our initial edit is included.
How it Works
Once you sign up, you will be assigned a U.S.-based Author Manager who will be available to you via email and phone to ensure your complete satisfaction.
Submit Your Content
After you sign up, you will receive an email from your Author Manager with instructions to send us your file(s).
We Professionally Edit Your Book
Our professional editors go through your manuscript with a fine-toothed comb to prepare it for publication. Our editors may ask you specific questions while going through your manuscript and you will be able to ask them questions if you like. You will be able to review and accept or reject each edit made to your manuscript.
Receive Your Professionally-Edited Book!
Once you approve all of the edits our editors have made to your manuscript, your book will be ready for publication.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does your Editing and Proofreading process take?
This depends on the word count and complexity of your file(s). We are typically able to return even the longest and most complex files to you within four weeks.
Do you edit by hand or through Microsoft Word?
We edit using Microsoft Word’s “track changes” feature to allow you to accept or reject each individual edit we make to your file(s). If you are unfamiliar with this feature, your Author Manager will guide you through it.
Can I have my book edited even if I don’t have you publish it?
Absolutely. You can have us edit your book a la carte or as part of one of our publishing packages.