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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A DLA EDITOR?

Our editor in chief, David Lombardino, looks for more than just an English degree in the editors he selects to work on your book. Seeking the highest standard, he handpicks them for their:

Expertise & Skill: They are masters of their craft. They possess an expert understanding of developing, editing and proofreading a manuscript, in addition to specific expertise in their genres.

Communication & Collaboration: They take a supportive, edifying approach in sharing their insights, providing clear, supportive explanations of their changes and welcoming your feedback.

Timeliness & Reliability: They meet their deadlines, on time, every time. They reach out with any questions in a timely manner, as well as respond to your questions in an equally timely manner.

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WE HELP GET YOU PUBLISHED

Or at least your book judged on merit. Publishers accepting
books we’ve edited include:

WE DO SO IN MANY GENRES

With the growing list including:

FICTION

  • Adventure
  • Children’s Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Historical
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Young Adul

NONFICTION

  • Art & Photography
  • Autobiography/Biography/Memoi
  • Business & Money
  • Cooking
  • Health & Fitness
  • History
  • Motivational/Inspirational
  • Politics & Social Sciences
  • Religion/Spiritualit
  • Self-Help/Personal Development

DON’T SEE YOUR GENRE?

Talk to one of our editors over the phone, by live chat or via email
to see if it is one we can assist you with.

ORDERING IS EASY AND AVAILABLE 24/7. QUALITY AND TURNAROUND ARE FULLY GUARANTEED.
CHOOSE ONE OF THE SERVICES BELOW TO GET AN INSTANT QUOTE.

Manuscript Evaluation

Not sure if you have a viable project or what level of editing you need for your book?

Our Manuscript Evaluation service includes a positive, respectful read-through of your book.

It provides a supportive, big-picture overview of your book's strengths, weaknesses and marketability, covering:

  • Pacing & Flow
  • Structure & Organization
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Setting & Historical Context
  • Point of View
  • Prior Plot Events
  • Characterization
  • Character Backstories
  • Mechanics
  • Narrative Voice & Style

Developmental Editing

Ready to collaborate to make your book attractive to an agent, publisher or producer?

Our Developmental Editing starts with a conversation to get to know you and your goals for your book.

We follow this with a positive, in-depth review of your book in which we provide edits and feedback covering:

  • Pacing & Flow
  • Structure & Organization
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Setting & Historical Context
  • Point of View
  • Prior Plot Events
  • Characterization
  • Character Backstories
  • Mechanics
  • Narrative Voice & Style

Copyediting/Line Editing

Ready to fine-tune your book?



Our Copyediting/Line Editing service provides a thoughtful, line-by-line edit of your book.

  We edit your book for:

 

  • Writing Style & Tone
  • Settings, Characters & Plot
  • Clarity of Ideas
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Syntax
  • Conciseness & Flow
  • Internal Consistency
  • Word Choice
  • Punctuation & Grammar
  • Typographical Errors

Proofreading

Ready to finalize your book for submission?


Proofreading provides a final review of your book to correct any last items.

We proofread your book for:

  • Punctuation & Grammar
  • Typographical Errors
  • Spelling
  • Stylistic Inconsistencies
  • Formatting & Layout

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NOT SURE WHICH SERVICE TO CHOOSE? WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Speak with one of our editors over the phone, by live chat or via email.

WANT HELP SECURING AN AGENT?

See our services for query letters and synopses.

We are committed to your success.

When you become a client of DLA Editors & Proofers, your goal becomes our goal. Our editors and consultant are handpicked not just for their speed, expertise and reliability, but also for a genuine passion to see you succeed.

Still have questions? We would love to hear about your goal and collaborate with you in achieving it. Speak with one of our editors today over the phone, by live chat or via email.

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