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One absolute must when publishing a book, whether through self-publishing or when looking for a literary agent, is to have the manuscript thoroughly edited.

Skipping the editing step is showing a lack of professionalism and a lack of respect for the intended readership.

Guess what! If we do not respect our readership, they will not respect us either, so let’s have our manuscripts edited before launching them in the world.

Look in the comment section to find book editors, visit their site or contact them to choose the best one for you.

To editors: Please post a link to your website and contact details and  add a word about your specialty as a comment below.

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46 Responses to "Editors"

  1. Mishael Austin Witty says:

    I’ve been a professional editor for over 11 years.

    I edit:
    Fiction and nonfiction (APA, MLA, and Chicago styles).
    Academic and nonacademic material.
    Christian books and non-Christian books.

    Basically, I do it all!

    Oh, and I’ve self-published two of my own books, so I can offer advice and tips to anyone who might need help with the process. Contact me today!

  2. Hi – I’m a writer and contributing editor for six magazines (it’s how I earn my living) and also offer editing services to writers, authors and businesses who do not have an editorial team. I’m an English teacher and tutor children and adults in the Language Arts. I’ve ghost written and love creative projects. You can reach me at [email protected]. My website is Isn’t it wonderful to work in the world of words?

  3. Birgit says:

    On the first sentence it looks like it was valid but if you look closely there is no point of this…

  4. Night Owls Press ( is a small indie digital press and editorial services company that works with small businesses, start-ups, and nonprofits to produce e-books, reports, feature articles, and web content. We research, edit and ghostwrite.

    We’ve been lucky to collaborate with clients around the world on a wide range of projects related to social entrepreneurship, innovation, social media, economic development, business research, and more.

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  5. I have personally penned an ebook for freelance writers and understand the commitment and dedication that is involved to complete the project. In turn, I have helped other authors by reading, editing and proofreading their manuscripts to prepare their work for submission to an epublisher. In addition, I am experienced in penning and submitting related press releases and updates to social media platforms.
    Please feel free to visit my website at

  6. Thomas Hill says:

    Launchpad Press has non-fiction and fiction editing services (from basic copyediting, to rewriting and ghostwriting) for all genres. We also have comprehensive book production services for self-publishers–everything you need to get your book in good shape for a print-on-demand service. This includes book design, cover design, ebook design, and all prepress functions. We are familiar with Lightning Source and Createspace standards (print) and Kindle, iPad, and Sony eBook (digital). Contact us for a free consultation!

  7. Aimee Sims says:

    NuWine Press: The All-Inclusive and LGBT=Affirming Voice of Independent Christian Publishing is a small publishing house that als handles freelance editing projects.

  8. Hello. I’m a veteran newspaper/magazine writer and published author, and have edited more than 20 books and more than 30 screenplays for other writers. I work collaboratively with the writer, know multiple style guides (Associated Press, Chicago Manual, Fairfax Media for Aus/NZ), and have references available. For more information, please visit

  9. Gotham Ghostwriters is New York’s premier full-service writing firm, specializing in custom matching clients with the perfect writers for their projects. We work with a diverse network of over 400 freelance ghostwriters, editors, and book doctors, and this diversity allows us to take on almost any type of project and meet a wide range of budgets. For more information please visit

  10. My professional credits to date include 26 books, 137 plays, 5 optioned feature films, and hundreds of non-fiction articles, how-to’s and interviews. In addition to being a ghostwriter, instructor and screenplay consultant, I’m an excellent editor and specialize in romance novels, YA literature, memoirs and mysteries. I believe that being an effective editor requires one to be a chameleon who knows how to enhance and improve the text without losing the client’s own, distinct voice and passion.

  11. Professional copy editor and columnist. Skilled at allowing the writer’s own voice to prevail. Please visit for more information.

  12. Lynnette Labelle is a certified copyeditor and proofreader with over ten years of experience, and is the editor of RWA Online’s newsletter LoveBytes. She spent many years teaching kindergarten to grade eight, but especially enjoyed instructing the junior high students how to write short stories and poems.

    Known for her attention to detail and eagle eye, Lynnette offers different proofreading packages, developmental copyediting, writing coaching, online classes, and in-person workshops. She works with writers to find the best package to suit their needs, and edits in a way to help them learn how to improve their craft without changing their voice.

    Contact Lynnette Labelle for a free developmental copyediting sample and see what she can do for you.

    Visit her website:
    Email her at: [email protected]

  13. Debra Stang says:

    Hi. I’ve been a feelance writer/editor for the last ten years. I do both proofreading (checking for mistakes) and substantive editing (pointing out concerns with characters, plot, word flow, etc.).

    Please feel free to visit my website, read my client testimonials, and get in touch with me. I’d love to help you make your book the best reality it can be.

  14. I specialize in copy editing science fiction and fantasy novels, short stories, and anthologies, with additional experience in non-fiction manuscripts. Please visit for more information and to contact me.

  15. John Maclean says:

    I am principally a newspaper journalist with 33 years’ experience of editing, with a hard-worn reptuation for meticulous attention to detail. I have worked for a diverse range of publications, from community newspapers to Scotland’s top-selling broadsheets and tabloids. In recent years I have branched out into book editing and website copywriting. From forensic proofreading to complete rewrites, I am a talented, dependable, respectful and affordable choice. Drop me a line at [email protected]

  16. Tom Bentley says:

    Hello. I’ve edited 50+ nonfiction books, ranging from software manuals to coffee-table photography books to a range of business books. Project-dependent, I can do content editing, line editing or base proofing. I’m currently editing a series of ebooks on communication issues in dentistry.

    You can see the range of my services (and my writing-related blog) at

  17. Get the results and respect your writing deserves: Send your final draft for affordable copyediting and formatting to ALL MY BEST Business and Nonfiction Copyediting. Over 25 years’ copyediting experience; no-obligation copyediting quotations offered on manuscripts of at least 35,000 words. Please visit for details and free writing tips, and then contact me, Lynette Smith, at [email protected] so I can provide you with “All My Best.”

  18. I prefer to edit fiction ,all genre,from the proofing stage up through the finished manuscript stage. I will also write a review of your book and send you marketing tips.Please visit my website for references and contact information.

  19. I specialize in copy editing medical, technical, and scientific journals and books as well as fictional works. I’ve got more than 25 years of professional experience, both in the traditional publishing industry and as a freelancer. Please visit my website at

  20. Duke Pennell says:

    I’m a professional editor. Rather than bore you by singing my own praises, I’ll let some of my clients tell you about me.

    “I’m learning more from this [editing] than any creative writing class, so keep up with the criticisms . . . your work makes my work better.”
    Dan Chamberlain
    “The Long Shooters”

    ” . . . [Duke has] the ability to not just improve the writing, but to make the person a better writer.”
    Pamela Foster
    “Bigfoot Blues”

    Check out for more info.

  21. JoAnne Makela says:

    I have 20 years of professional experience as a writer and editor. I have worked in journalism and academia and am well versed in Chicago, AP, MLA, and Tubingen styles. But I am most happy editing fiction.
    I also write and copyedit Web content, marketing materials, newsletters, and press releases.
    My contract rates are reasonable and will be based hourly or on page count, depending on the size and type of project.
    Contact me at [email protected] or 651-353-9925. I am happy to provide titles and references upon request.

  22. Hi, I specialize in Spanish language editing. I’m an award winning novelist and a journalist. My sites are, and

    You can find me on Facebook under Ani Palacios Mc Bride.

  23. Michael Wilt says:

    Our firm, Tucker Seven Editorial Associates, provides editorial services to businesses and individuals. Our decades of experience as both in-house publishing professionals and independent contractors have prepared us to help you produce your best work, whether the product is print or electronic. Our services include:

    writing / editing / coaching
    book proposal preparation
    proofreading / promotional copy

    Genres we work in include:

    literary writing (fiction, memoir, etc)
    general nonfiction
    spirituality and religion

    More information and contact at

  24. Natalie M. Rotunda says:

    My primary niche as content editor and copyeditor is in creative non-fiction projects, though I have taken on a number of fiction projects. One of my current projects is content editing a book on natural and alternative health remedies. Other servicees I offer are managing clients’ social media; writing press releases, business/personal profiles, and case studies.. As a former advertising account exec, I help my author-clients with their book promotions.

    Please contact me at either [email protected], or at [email protected]. A blog on editing is in the works.

  25. I am a consulting content editor, copyeditor, and proofreader with seven years of editing experience and a master’s degree in creative writing. I edit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays, among other media.

    I co-own the publishing-services firm Belle Étoile Studios. Together my partner and I offer editing, design, and composition to publishers and individual authors. We are accepting new clients.

    Please visit me online at my business website,, and at my LinkedIn profile,

  26. Jane Pocock says:

    Just started out on my own editing/proofreading texts and websites written in English by non-native speakers. British by birth, I now live in the Netherlands and have been editing and proofreading for a number of years.

  27. Books are the centerpiece of my life, which is why I make my living working with them. Primary service is editing (all levels), with the support services of proofreading and manuscript preparation. I also write — commercially as well as for the love of it — so I know what it’s like to be on the receiving end of editorial input.

    Visit Documania at for a full profile.

  28. Professional freelance writer, proof-reader and editor for clients in Australia, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovenia, Germany, Romania, Arabia, Britain, Canada and America.

    see my blog at

  29. Not only is my editing/proofreading to a very high standard, if you need someone to transcribe your spoken words, I can promise you an accurate and professional completion of this work as well. I love the thought of supporting a writer in as many ways as I can to realise the dream of ‘birthing their baby’.

  30. Author, columnist and editor Joe Armstrong welcomes enquiries about your writing, re-writing and editorial needs. Visit or email: editor AT

  31. We are Pen Pundit, a content and editorial firm based in India where we offer copyediting services. Our team comprises fiction, non fiction and STM editors adept at their task. Please visit for further details.

  32. We would like to introduce ourselves as SpiralUp eBook Solutions, a copyediting firm, with a focus on scientific and scholarly publications. SpiralUp’s core team comprises handpicked copyeditors from premier institutions in the country with years of experience in copyediting. We are experts in all aspects of style (AMA, APA, Chicago, and T&F) and language testified by many of our satisfied authors/customers in the United States and United Kingdom. Please visit to learn more about SpiralUp and let us hear from you if you would like to find out more about our copyediting expertise and the cost advantage we can offer you.

  33. Casey Lynn says:

    My specialty is the romance genre, which was a $1 bil. business last year. Romance readers have their own culture and author expectations–my experience is not only in editing romance novels, but in reaching these avid readers.

    I also provide content for promotional campaigns, as well as services to establish an author platform.

    Visit for more information or e-mail me at [email protected]

  34. Freelance book editor, author, and literary consultant Patricia Anderson, PhD, offers professional editing services and literary consulting to emerging and mid-career book authors seeking agents, publishers, and distinguished self-publication. Services include book and manuscript editing, proofreading, and assessment; book trailers; book market research, book proposals, and query letters. Free, value-added resources for writers include how-to videos, query and assessment templates, articles and tips on writing for publication, and individualized strategies for getting your book published. Find out more at:

  35. My intention with every book I get is to help the author make it as good as it can be; I strive for perfection. My prices are excellent.

    Lauren I. Ruiz, Editor at Pure Text

  36. Erick Mertz says:

    Specializing in all styles of editing, line, content, etc…

    For the self-publishing fiction writer in particular, I enjoy working on turning good first drafts into excellent second drafts. I can help bring out the essence of your story and make it sing.

    I specialize in all types of editing, content, etc.. What I specialize in is taking rough, first drafts and transforming them into strong, marketable works of fiction.

  37. Sarah Grey says:

    Professional freelance editor, proofreader, and copywriter with ten years of experience. Business books, academic work, humanities, web copy, science fiction, human resources, and writing coaching. I specialize in translated texts and texts written by non-native English speakers.

  38. Exquisite editor and precise proof-reader for all book projects, Penny Lapenna has been published in the US, UK, Spain, Australia and Canada, and offers individually tailored work to suit your timescale, budget and literary needs. “My specialism is re-writes that preserve the author’s voice, but sharpen the conclusions and avoid confusion. Give your work the best possible polish.” Freelance experience includes global ebooks, contemporary fiction, YA fiction, sci-fi/horror/comedy/chicklit genres, press releases, query letters, social media marketing, researching and ghostwriting content for non-fiction authors.
    I also work via Elance for clients who prefer the security of an escrow service.

  39. Ghostwriter and editor of non-fiction books and articles for consultants, coaches,business executives,and other professionals. Visit to to see testimonials and writing samples.

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