• Professional Book Editing
  • Book Proposals
  • Manuscript Assessment
  • Query Letters

It’s impossible to proof your own work; you tend to overlook mistakes of all types. Your mind subconsciously fills in what it thinks should be there, and your conscious appraisal is none the wiser.

A manuscript should be noticed for its content and quality. The writer is too close to the material to be objective. A professional book editor can recognize the repetitions, inconsistencies, faulty logic, and other problems that are often overlooked by the writer.

No editor can guarantee publication, but if you want your work to have the best chance of being read and considered seriously—and if you are open to other opinions about your work—we’ll be glad to help you work toward that goal.

The book editors and proofreaders posted on this site specialize in numerous fiction genres and nonfiction topics. Have your book manuscript, short story, or article professionally edited before submitting to a literary agent, publisher, or book printer.

David Alan

David Alan

Services: copy editing, line editing, content/developmental editing, proofreading, query letters

Expertise: Fiction—novels, young adult, children’s. Nonfiction—memoirs, history, sports, biographies, military, politics

Amy Bennet

Services: developmental editing, manuscript critiques, work-in-progress beta reading, writing mentor, query letters, book proposals

Expertise: science fiction, fantasy, and horror

Linda Bennett

Linda Bennett

Services: copy editing, line editing, content/developmental editing, proofreading, query letters

Expertise: Fiction—novels, young adult, children’s. Nonfiction—memoirs, history, sports, biographies, military, politics

Beth Bruno

Beth Bruno

Services: developmental content editing, writing assistance, query letters, book proposals, submissions to literary agents and publishers

Expertise: adventure, children's books, education, humor, memoir, biography, mystery, romance, women's fiction, historical, creative nonfiction, literary fiction

Theodora Bryant

Services: developmental editing, writing assistance, mentoring

Expertise: science fiction, fantasy, horror, romance

Carly Cantor

Services: manuscript evaluations, critiques, organizational and developmental editing, line editing, writing assistance, ghostwriting

Expertise: African American topics, biography, memoir, children, Judaica, Jewish topics, holocaust, family, marriage, culture, history

Peggy Campbell

Peggy Campbell

Services: nonfiction content development, copyediting, proofreading, Chicago Manual of Style

Expertise: African American topics, anthropology, equine/horse, LGBT, history, law/legal, memoir, government, politics

Michael Carr

Michael Carr

Services: substantive editing, copyediting, rewriting

Expertise: crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, true crime, current affairs, nature and science, military history, forensic science, travel

David A. Cathcart

David A. Cathcart

Services: writing, ghostwriting, manuscript evaluation, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, book proposal development

Expertise: Christian fiction and nonfiction, screenplays, literary fiction, historical fiction, autobiography

Michael Deagan

Michael Dennis

Services: Developmental Editing, Copy Editing

Specialities:Christian (fiction), Historical Fiction, Inspirational, Christian (Non-Fiction), History, Music, Religion & Spirituality

Stacey Donovan

Stacey Donovan

Services: writing coach, mentor, collaborator, ghostwriter

Expertise: contemporary fiction, caper, detective, erotica, gay/lesbian, LGBT, literary fiction, mystery, psychological thriller; women's fiction, memoir

Marlo Garner

Marlo Garner

Services: copyediting, proofreading, developmental editing, formatting, illustrations, cover letters, query letters

Expertise:writing for children, picture books, poetry, magazine submissions, children's and young adult chapter books

Joan Giardino

Services: copyediting, developmental editing, proofreading

Expertise: historical fiction, memoir, autobiograpy, biography, science for children, middle grade, and young adult

Karin Graham

Karin Graham

Services: copyediting, proofreading, developmental editing, formatting, illustrations, cover letters, query letters

Expertise:writing for children, picture books, poetry, magazine submissions, children's and young adult chapter books

David Henderson

David Henderson

Services: developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, cinematic storytelling

Expertise: screenplays, fiction novels, self-help books, memoir, Christian, spiritual writing, business books, theses, dissertations

Caroline Hiley

Caroline Hiley

Services: copyediting, substantive editing, proofreading

Expertise: novel editing, novellas, short stories, memoirs

Anna Howard

Anna Howard

Services: mentoring, developmental content editing, formatting, submission assistance, query letters, self-publishing advice

Expertise: children’s picture and chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels

Jeff Karon

Jeff Karon

Services: developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, ghostwriting

Expertise: blog and website copy writing, creative nonfiction, memoirs, short stories, poetry, self-help books, dissertations, theses

John David Kudrick

Services: copyediting, proofreading, writing critiques

Expertise: Christian fiction and nonfiction, action, military, children's, young adult, literary fiction, crime, historical fiction, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, thriller

Floyd Largent

Floyd Largent

Services: developmental editor, book reviewer, writing mentor, manuscript submissions, query letters

Expertise: science fiction, fantasy, anthropology, mainstream fiction, memoir, mystery, short stories

E. M. Levy

E. M. Levy

Services: substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, proofreading, rewriting, ghostwriting, manuscript evaluations

Expertise: general nonfiction, k-12 education, religion, spirituality

Kelly Lynne

Kelly Lynne

Services: developmental editor, writing critiques, submission packets, story critiques

Expertise: paranormal romance, psychic, supernatural phenomena, science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, western romance, young adult novels

Holly Monty

Holly Monty

Services: copyediting, proofreading, APA formatting

Expertise: theses, dissertations, economics, education, linguistics, nursing, medicine, philosophy, physics, psychology, sociology, urban studies, tables, figures, equations, LaTex, Chicago Manual of Style, Certified Editor in the Life Sciences (ELS)

Andrea Robb

Andrea Robb

Services: developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, manuscript evaluation, publishing consultation

Expertise: literary fiction, historical, mystery/suspense, young adult, fantasy, science fiction, horror, paranormal, erotica, humor, new age/spirituality

Ginny Rogers

Ginny Rogers

Services: publication analysis, writing, editing, proofreading

Expertise: action, adventure, thriller, fantasy, historical romance, self-help, grief, relationships, memoir, military, business, theses, dissertations, APA format

Joya Stevenson

Services: writing, rewriting, developmental editing, writing mentor, scholarly writing, academic writing

Expertise: religion, spirituality, theology, Christian, New Age. memoirs, humanities, personal development

Stephen Stevern

Stephen Severn

Services: developmental editing, writing coach, writing consultant, ghostwriting, screenwriting, film adaptation

Expertise: children’s books, Christian, religion, theology, science fiction, music, rock & roll, heavy metal, websites, film and TV

Caroline T.

Caroline T.

Services: developmental editing

Expertise: historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, African-American women's fiction, literary fiction, suspense, thrillers

Marie Valentine

Marie Valentine

Services: copyediting, proofreading, manuscript development, publishing consultant

Expertise: new authors, poetry, experimental writing, short fiction, YA, sci fi, mystery, romance, memoir, how-to, spirituality, business, technical

Thomas Wray

Thomas Wray

Services: Christian book publishing, Christian book editing, writing mentor, developmental editing, copyediting, book promotion

Expertise: Christian books, children's books, historical fiction, memoirs, leadership

Don White

Don White

Services: developmental editing, ghost writing, copyediting, proofreading

Expertise: literary novels, commercial fiction, mysteries, LGBT, memoir, biography, African American history