Nobody really notices when a book has been well edited – all they see is the clever, engaging prose of the author, and that’s how it should be. However, people definitely notice when a book has been poorly edited or not really edited at all. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons why a book receives a bad review on Amazon. Sometimes the reviewer makes that explicit – ‘The book is riddled with typos and grammatical mistakes,’ they grumble. Sometimes it’s subtler: ‘This book doesn’t make any sense.’ Or even: ‘It started well, but the middle was too dull to make me want to read to the end.’ These criticisms reflect poorly on the author and their sales figures – but in most cases, this can be avoided with good editing.
The notion of an author contemplating and finishing a story all by himself is just a myth. Many attributes, including lots of revision and constructive critique, produce a great book. A valuable editor provides the right direction and a solid perspective that most writers cannot obtain by themselves.
You’ve done the hard work of writing, and now you need a proficient editor to finish what you have started. Finding the right professional book editor is not easy. To help you decide, we think nothing is more important than hearing feedback from people who have chosen to take this journey with us. Feel free to read about their experience by clicking on the image below or looking at a list of books edited by us.
Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure.
Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical line-by-line editing.
Checking proofs of formatted, edited material for adherence to design and minor mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from the style sheet).
Editing for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels and approximate placement of art; editing tables, figures, and lists; notifying the designer of any unusual production requirements.
The First State by Tshekedi Wallace
The Brood Over Harmsley by Michael Thirlaway
Smart-aleck by Vaughn Stelzenmuller
Visions and Illusions by Tshekedi Wallace
Dreams by Tshekedi Wallace
Endless Boundaries by Tshekedi Wallace
The Presence of Culture by Tshekedi Wallace
Nobody Special by Siobhan O’Regan
Ed – For Love and Hope by Gruen, Marguerite Nardone
The Band 4: The Air We Breathe by Gruen, Marguerite Nardone
Three King Mackerel and a Mahi Mahi by Clemens, Caroline
Into the Vines by Clemens, Caroline
Chocolate for Lilly by Clemens, Caroline
Into the Flames by Kerner, Angelina
Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella by Kerner, Angelina
The Scented Bones (The Svabodina Case Files Book 1)
The god choice by Stan Grummett
The cost of professionally editing your work will be per page. After submission and evaluation of your work, we will provide you with a quotation.