Hire a copy editor or proofreader

What sets our copy editors apart: Our minds remain on the big picture while our eyes focus on the details.

“Make sure your target audience actually reads your copy.”

What our proofreaders and copy editors do for you

PROOFREADING: Let’s begin with the basics. We can proofread your copy for you:

  • correct spelling
  • correct grammar
  • correct punctuation
  • correct word usage (Do you know when to use “that” and when to use “which”?)

Sometimes “correct” might include slang or colloquialisms, depending on the nature of your audience and the subject of your text. We understand that and we work with you to ensure your copy says what it should the way you mean it to.

We do more than just simple proofreading. We work across your pages or documents to ensure a consistent voice and uniform word usage. For example, if some chapters of your website or book are written in academic language, you probably don’t want slang to appear out of context in other sections.

Similarly, if you use American spellings, such as “center” and “favor” in your text, you don’t want to suddenly insert Canadian or British spellings, such as “centre” or “favour”. And if you refer to running shoes in some places, sneakers in others and gym shoes in still others, you might want us to establish some consistency.

EDITING: Our manuscript editors can do all this for you, PLUS we can help bring your text to life. Adjectives and adverbs add a little extra touch, but a few well-placed action verbs, vivid nouns or powerful analogies can breathe even more life into your manuscript.

Our copy editors are in high demand

The chart below shows what services people are asking for, and as you can see, there are a lot of people just like you seeking editors to improve their copy:

High demand for copy editing

Our manuscript proofreader rates are $20/1000 words and our manuscript copy editor rates are $30/1000 words, with a minimum $100 charge. This price depends also on the condition of your text, and there are certain types of texts that require more work and therefore a higher price applies: academic texts, medical, scientific, technical, etc.

See a few of the books we have written or edited

Just a few samples of those books we are proud to have been involved in as editors or as writers…

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  • book cover ASIM: Servant of Two Masters, by D.W. Smith
    HISTORICAL FICTION: In 1453 Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror has just defeated the Byzantine Empire and a new era called the Ottoman Empire is ushered in.
  • book cover Breast Cancer; The Sun Will Rise, by Pamela S. Barron
    SELF HELP: Breast cancer survivor Pamela Barron describes life with metastatic breast cancer and continuous chemo treatment for seven years .
  • book cover War of the Staffs, by Kathryn Tedrick and H.P. Stephenson
    FANTASY: A fresh new series for all those who love dragons, wizards, elves, dwarves, and mayhem.
  • book cover Amazing Adventures of a Nobody, by Leon Logothetis
    MEMOIR: A personal tale of travel and adventure in the real world.
  • book cover Sit Crooked and Speak Straight, by Stephane J. McGrane
    BUSINESS: A primer for anyone wanting to conduct buisiness susccessfully in the Arabian Penninsula.
  • book cover The High-tech Gooseneck Putter, by Samuel DiMatteo & Kristin Johnson
    CHILDREN: Meet Sami DeMani, a Canada gander with a legendary golf game. He’s on track to win the prestigious Waterfowl Tour — and put his nemesis, the ruthless Pete Swan Lake, in his place once and for all.
  • book cover The Missing Cub, by Darcy Fast with Jonathan Kravetz
    AUTOBIOGRAPHY: A baseball autobiography.
  • book cover The Biracial Bondage, by Joe Bama
    SOCIETY: Exploring the struggle of biracial people and couples, as seen through the eyes of both white and black people.
  • book cover Eradonis: Legend of the Black Rose, by Narisha Rajnandan
    FANTASY: First in a series of books featuring sorcery and magic spells.
  • book cover My Life With an Unsung Hero, by Vesta Sithole
    BIOGRAPHY: The post-humus biography of the Reverend Ndabaningi Sithole, a hero of the Zimbabwean struggle for independence.
  • book cover The Genesis One Code, by Daniel Friedmann
    SCIENCE, RELIGION: Calculations demonstrate a clear alignment between the times of key events described in the creation narrative in the Book of Genesis with those derived from scientific theory and observation.
  • book cover Time Craft, by Mark A. Ely
    SCIENCE FICTION: A time-travel story of adventure and scientific imagination.
  • book cover He will guide you, by Dr. John Diomede
    RELIGION: A guide for Christians to your relationship with the Holy Spirit.
  • book cover Flying Cowboys and Confetti Rain: Dreams of a PBR Bull, by Debbie Felkins Tamez
    CHILDREN: An endearing story of a bull and a racoon and their adventures on the road to fame.
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Our editing clients speak out.

We know we have the best book editors when we hear the words of satisfied clients. Here are some of their unsolicited testimonials. (Read more testimonials here.)

Oh wow, I am crying. It is beautiful. And I am not just saying that because it is my book and all. It flows smoothly. I am pleased. I am confident I will land a contract with that. Now I feel confident. I didn’t feel that confidence before with my manuscript. Being a writer, I know that my manuscript didn’t have the smoothness I was aiming for. Thanks so much.

I opened your edited file today. Although I have not had the strength to make the changes, they are PERFECT. You have done exactly what I had hoped you would do – you made my story better. I am eager to incorporate your suggestions and send it to my publisher. Thanks so much!

I feel right now as if my book is already published and you have written the first–and best–review it could have… All I can say is, thank you! for your professional editing and your wonderful words… Again, I couldn’t be more pleased with your work, and your reaction to the novel itself has given me a great deal of inspiration to continue on to publication.

I can’t thank you enough for the excellent job you did. The article flows like a symphony… Of all the editors that did help me out – in my other publications – you are the best. I am very happy that I found you. and grateful for David that he recommended you. I will now submit the article for publication and if accepted I will hand you the book for your editing.

Debra is exactly the person/editor/lady I was looking for. She is not re-writing my book, she’s making it better. I took 98%+ of her suggestions on my first fifty pages. I am very pleased and inspired. I LOVE WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH ALABAMA BLUE.

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