Professional Query Letter Editing Services

Crafting a compelling story is one thing—convincing an agent or publisher to read it is another. High-quality query letter editing is essential to ensuring your manuscript gets the attention it deserves.

The DLA Difference

From the style and tone of your query letter to both following and bending the rules of compelling letter writing, we know what it takes to get the details right—and your query letter ready to get you noticed.

Professional Query Letter Editors

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

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

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Bear editing expertise across all genres

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Edit 5+ million words annually

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 query letter.

We can also help with our editing and feedback services on your synopsis and outline.

Our Services

Query Letter Editing & Feedback

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

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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Any Other Insight to Enhance Your Query Letter

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Advice on Finding an Agent or Publisher for Your Manuscript

Query Letter Editing

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

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Clarity

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Conciseness

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Flow and Transitions

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Genre-Specific Editing

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Paragraph Structure

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Effective Use of Modifiers

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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)

Query Letter 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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Get to Know Us!

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

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Our Top 3 Tips for Your
Query Letter

  1. Write directly; get to the point
  2. Keep your paragraphs short
  3. Limit it to 150 words or fewer

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

Want a FREE Sample?

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

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