Welcome to Editing-Writing.com
We provide professional proofreading and editing services for writers, thesis and dissertation help for graduate students, and data analysis and statistics help for researchers.
Our professional services network includes over 60 editors, indexers, book packagers, dissertation writing and editing consultants, and statisticians.
Use our submission form to receive a free price quote. You can select one or more consultants, or, if you leave that field blank, the network coordinator will send your submission to several consultants who might be a good match for your material, budget, and deadline. Final choice of consultant is yours.
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- by Ana Howard, editor You’ve received professional editing help and have revised your manuscript until it shines. You’ve carefully crafted your query letter and sent it to agents you’ve researched. Now what? Many authors I’ve worked with ask what to do while waiting to hear back from agents. The obvious first answer …Read More »
- by Hannah Earthman, Editor Think back to Creative Writing 101, the class where an actual Important Writer came to read—a guy with elbow patches and a college-press story collection with cover art that looked pretty pro in the days predating Fiverr artists and rampant Photoshop skills. The class where you …Read More »
- by Editor John David Kudrick In the first part of this post, we took a look at an author who lived and died by the plotter/planner method of crafting a novel—a method that had served him well more than once. But when we last saw this author, he’d just read …Read More »
- By Editor John David Kudrick Are you a pantser or a plotter/planner? If you’re a novelist and you’ve done even a little bit of reading about the craft of fiction, then you’ve likely come across the terms “pantser” and “plotter,” which is also called “planner.” Simply put, if someone asks …Read More »
- Considering the Practical Effect of Unusual Stylistic Techniques by Hannah Earthman, editor “If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” The quote, attributable to Spanish writer Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón, has directly made its mark on modern publishing more than once; it inspired the title of Daniel Quinn’s …Read More »
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Fiction and Nonfiction Editing Services
Vetted, tested, and published fiction and nonfiction editors and proofreaders with verifiable feedback.
100,000+ published books, articles, stories, poems, scripts, and screenplays edited.
Our professional editing and proofreading services focus on strengthening your fiction or nonfiction draft and producing well written, error-free, and properly formatted manuscripts ready for printing or publisher submission.
The book editors and professional proofreaders posted on this site specialize in numerous fiction genres and nonfiction topics. Their credentials include Amazon and New York Times bestselling authors. Have your book manuscript, short story, or article professionally edited before submitting to a literary agent, publisher, or book printer. Although our quality and ethical standards are among the highest in the business, our prices are not. Our goal is the best possible service at a reasonable price.
From idea to publication, our book editors and book publishing specialists offer proofreading, developmental content editing, copyediting, rewriting, indexing, and book packaging services. Our clients include New York Times and Amazon bestselling authors, publishing houses, first-time writers, and multi-published pros.
Specialties span across a wide range of genres and topics, editing styles, and mediums (novels, short stories, screenplays, academic). We are likely to have an editor, proofreader, copy writer, or book packager who can meet your needs.
No gatekeeper. Once you select an editor you receive a personalized, one-on-one experience focused on the success of your work.
Free quote. Figuring out where to start can be difficult. If you’re unsure, feel free to submit a sample of your work for a quote. Our published, experienced editors, proofreaders, and copy writers will contact you with recommendations on the type and depth of editing or publishing assistance needed to advance your work.
Click here to search through the profiles of our fiction and nonfiction editing, indexing, and publishing consultants.
Developmental Editing – Content Development
Content Editing – Structure and Style
There’s a story here somewhere …
Our published authors and professional book editors can help you develop or revise your copy to fit publisher and editorial requirements. If your manuscript is complete, but it doesn’t fit the guidelines of a particular publishing house, or if you have the interest of an agent who suggests fine-tuning of your manuscript, or if you’re just not happy with the manuscript you’ve produced, our writers and editors are available to offer you substantive editing, content development, and rewriting or revision assistance.
Fiction: Your developmental fiction editor will focus on the overall theme, the characters, and the story line itself. It may involve rewrites to parts of the story that don’t strengthen the whole.
Nonfiction: A developmental editor will help you with presentation, clarity, headings, and documentation.
If you want your fiction or nonfiction book to go before literary agents and acquisition editors with the best chance of being read and considered seriously—and you are open to educated opinions about your work—we’ll be glad to help you accomplish that goal.
If you plan to self-publish, a developmental editor will help you avoid the “gotcha” reviews that highlight a book’s deficiencies. With the ease of self-publishing, readers are flooded with choices, and the unedited free expression of every wannabe writer gives self-publishing a tarnished reputation. Polishing isn’t just for publishers and agents—it’s also for the readers. The solid stories that have been polished with an editor’s expertise will rise to the top through word of mouth and reviews over those that suffer from common writing mistakes. Before self-publishing, hire an experienced hands-on book editor who will engage in direct back-and-forth communication with you and not rush through your project. This is the only way to ensure a quality product that you are proud to release to the world.
Meet Our Developmental Editors
Copyediting | Proofreading
Copyediting and proofreading are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.
Copy editors, also called line editors, focus on grammar, word usage, capitalization, tone, and format. A copy editor may develop a style sheet to assure that certain words and styles are used consistently throughout a document. Copy editors also may apply a publisher’s house style to a manuscript.
Meet our Copy Editors
Proofreaders are your last line of defense before a manuscript is sent to a publisher or printer. They focus on the identification and correction of typographical errors, punctuation errors, misspellings, and formatting inconsistencies. Traditionally, proofreaders also compare two documents for uniformity. Only 2% of applicants pass our proofreading test and can offer proofreading services through this network.
Meet our Proofreaders
Our vetting process ensures that the editor, writer, or proofreader you work with is credited with at least five published books for that genre. Feedback is monitored and posted on all bio pages.
Guidance for the maze of options and around the many pitfalls you may encounter on the road to publishing your work. Get answers to questions about copyright, ISBN numbers, choosing printers, getting distribution, and marketing your work.
Indexes do sell books. But beware: all indexes are not the same. A good index contains all the important topics, subtopics and cross references in a meaningful order. A good index is also an indication that a book is meant to be taken seriously by reviewers.
Meet our Book Indexers
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Ethical Limitations: Our editors will not perform research or write original content for students, and our statisticians will not answer homework or test questions.