Conceiving a story is one thing—crafting it to convince an agent or publisher to accept it is another. Whether you are a first-time writer or a seasoned veteran, we'll partner with you to hone your concept, improve your writing, and make your book a success.
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:
Ready to collaborate to make your Book attractive to an agent or publisher?
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:
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:
Ready to finalize your Book for submission?
Proofreading provides a final review of your Book to correct any last items.
We check your Book for:
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Start with Get Started, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Select your category (Books), service (e.g., Developmental Editing) and style guide (e.g., Chicago), if any, and upload your file to be edited, or enter your page or word count.
Provide any comments, and select the delivery option (e.g., Normal Delivery) corresponding with when you would like us to finish our work. All turnaround time options you see displayed are fully guaranteed.
Provide a project nickname.
Once you have confirmed your quote, click Checkout. The process is easy:
Log in to your account or create an account if you do not already have one.
Enter your goals for the service and verify your turnaround time.
Pay your deposit or total order amount and click submit.
Or go outside to enjoy the fresh air or spend time with your family and friends. We start working on your order when we receive it and will have it ready by the due date and time you've selected. Any time you like, you check on the status of your order in My Account.
As soon as we have completed our work, we'll send you an email notification and update the status of your order in My Account. If there is a remainder due, your next step will be to pay it to receive your evaluation or your edited or proofread Book.
In both the email notification and in My Account, you will have the name and contact information of the editor who completed the service for you.
In the email notification, you will also have instructions on how to review our suggestions, including how to accept and reject track changes.
If after reviewing our recommendations you have questions about them, please contact your editor directly by email. You may expect to receive a response to your email within 1 business day.
If there are any questions your editor is not able to answer, feel free to email our editor in chief, David Lombardino.
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, and hope through our editing and answering any follow-up questions we will have helped you get one more step closer to doing so. We are proud of the work we do and would love it if you shared your honest experiences, positive or negative, for future clients to see.
We partner with TrustPilot, a third-party review service that sends email invitations to leave a review to all verified customers a few days following completion of the service. We hope that if you have any concern remaining when you receive this invitation, you reach out to us first so we can address your concern prior to leaving a review.
Our goal is a five-star experience for every customer, and we look forward to achieving this for you.
Yes! We guarantee that we will provide you with high-quality, affordable Book editing and proofreading services, and that we will finish our editing or proofreading of your Book by the due date and time we've promised.
When a style guide (e.g., Chicago) is selected, we guarantee every proofreading and editing correction we make will adhere to the chosen style guide.
See our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for additional details.
Absolutely. All files you upload will be stored on our secure server and deleted automatically 30 days after your edited document is returned to you.
Yes! To receive a free sample edit of your Book, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (we'll get back to you the same or next business day) or chat with us during our regular business hours.
Yes. Through our Book editing services, as well as our editing services for outlines, synopses and query letters, we will do everything we can to help ensure your success in finding an agent or publisher for your Book.
We accept Microsoft Word (.doc and .docx) files for editing. If you are using the Pages app on a Mac, simply use the option to save your Book as an MS Word file. You will then be able to open the edited MS Word file we return to you in Pages to see all our recommendations.
If you are using a Windows computer, you can also use Google Docs to save your Book as an MS Word file as well as review the recommendations we return to you.
From plot and concept development to dialog that is poignant and fresh and a narrative voice that will engage your audience, we know what it takes to get the details right—and your book ready to hook an agent or publisher.