Professional Nonfiction Editing Services

Whether you write professionally or for pleasure, high-quality nonfiction editing is essential to your success as a serious author. But it doesn't have to come with a serious price tag.

The DLA Difference

From the style and tone of your writing to both following and bending the rules of your given genre, we know what it takes to get the details right—and to get your manuscript ready for publication.

Professional Nonfiction Editors

Our editors are the best in the business. They are professional nonfiction editors who:

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Possess 50+ years' combined experience critiquing, editing and proofreading nonfiction

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Bear editing expertise across all nonfiction genres

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Edit 5+ million words annually

Style Guide Experts

We guarantee our editing of your manuscript will adhere to the stated requirements of any of the following style guides:

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AP

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Chicago

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MLA

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Turabian

Help Finding an Agent or Publisher

Need help finding an agent or publisher? No problem! We can give you advice on the best way to find one for your manuscript.

We can also help with our editing and feedback services on your:

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Query Letter

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Synopsis

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Outline

Our Services

Nonfiction Editing & Feedback

Also called "developmental editing," this exceptionally valuable service sets us apart. It includes all Nonfiction Editing and Nonfiction Proofreading services and adds detailed, objective feedback on issues that impact the success of your nonfiction post.

We provide inline comments and an overall document analysis that address:

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Underdevelopment

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Points of Confusion

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Missing Information

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Narrative Inconsistencies

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Manuscript Strengths

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Manuscript Weaknesses

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Any Other Insight to Enhance Your Manuscript

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Advice on Finding an Agent or Publisher for Your Manuscript

Nonfiction Editing

Also called "copy editing," this service includes all Nonfiction Proofreading. With it, we will also make or indicate the specific corrections to be made relating to:

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Consistency and Clarity of Style, Tone, Ideas and Concepts

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Adherence to AP, Chicago, MLA or Turabian Styles

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Advanced Word Choice (Connotation and Rhythm)

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Unnecessary Repetition/Redundancy

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Sentence Structure (Including Fragments and Run-ons)

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Genre-Specific Editing

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Flow and Transitions

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Conciseness

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Effective Use of Modifiers

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Paragraph Structure

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Manuscript Structure

Nonfiction Proofreading

With this service, we identify and correct mistakes in basic English usage. It covers:

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Punctuation

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Singular vs Plural

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Grammar

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Subject-Verb Agreement

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Typographical Errors

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Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

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Verb Tense

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Basic Word Choice (Denotation)

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Spelling Errors (Non-Industry Specific)

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Get to Know Us!

We are a team of dedicated, in-house editors with 50+ years' combined experience.

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Awards Our Clients Have Received

Little Slices of the Big Easy by Robert Woolfolk
Point Deception by Jim Gilliam

Point Deception
by Jim Gilliam

Honorable Mention
New York Book Festival

Feedback We've Received

"DLA Editors & Proofers provided a tremendous service to me as an author and as a client. Between the personal phone calls and the editor comments I received, I really felt they cared ..."

Michael M., Rockwall, TX

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If you have more than 3,000 words, we'll edit the first 300 words for FREE!

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