Book Editing

Book Editing Services for Authors

Book editing is our most popular service for authors.

Our book editing service is designed for authors who have completed their manuscript and require a professional editor to improve their writing and boost their chances of publishing success.

We specialize in helping authors with:

  • Novels and novellas
  • Screenplays
  • Short stories
  • Non-fiction books (such as self-help, memoirs, biographies, etc.).

Our book editing service focuses on improving the overall quality of the writing. We optimize the language in the context of the genre and target audience, ensuring that the style and tone is appropriate, while also paying attention to the many universal norms of good fiction and non-fiction writing.

Some authors choose to skip professional editing and opt for book proofreading alone. However, the editing process has great potential to improve even an already good manuscript.

At the completion of our service, authors will have a polished manuscript that is in top shape for publication. A selection of our published clients is shown on the Testimonials page.

Outline of our book editing service

Our book editing service will:
  • Eliminate spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes
  • Improve word choice, tone, awkward phrasing, flow and readability
  • Make the writing more engaging
  • Ensure consistent language, spelling (American or British English), and style
  • Where appropriate, make comments and suggestions in the margin about content, such as plot problems, weak dialogue, etc.

Authors retain complete creative control over their manuscript. We edit Microsoft Word documents using Track Changes, and therefore all our changes are clearly visible, allowing you to accept, reject, or modify them. We can also edit PDF documents with Adobe Editor.

Clients receive two documents at the completion of our work:

  • Track changes copy, with all changes clearly marked up
  • Clean copy, with the changes already incorporated.

Professional book editors

Editing a manuscript is a specialized service and an author requires a professional book editor rather than a generalist editor or an amateur.

We employ experienced book editors who have considerable experience in the publishing industry – many have previously worked for major publishing houses.

An author also requires fearless feedback to truly succeed in a competitive market and our editors know exactly what is required for a book to be successful. Your editor will have the confidence, experience and skill to greatly improve your book.

We also believe it to be important that our book editors not be anonymous. They have a range of professional work experiences and we are happy to outline the experience of your editor. We want our clients to have the utmost confidence that they are working with the right editor for them.

Affordable editing for authors

As well as employing experienced book editors, Global English Editing is an affordable editing option for authors.

We are an exclusively online business, and therefore keep our costs down and pass these savings on to our customers through lower prices.

It’s this combination of quality editing and affordability that makes us such a popular option for authors in the United States and overseas. Our book editing services uniquely cater to the increasing demand for affordable editing which has been spurred by the accessibility of publishing through the eBook market.

Please use our Price Calculator to confirm for yourself our genuinely affordable book editing rates.

Flexible turnaround time

We understand that some authors value flexibility in the turnaround time. Perhaps they have a looming deadline for publication, or simply do not want to wait a month or longer for the professional editing process to be completed. Therefore, authors can select the turnaround time that suits them and the price will always remain the same.

Find out more about our affordability and turnaround times on the Prices page.

The importance of professional book editing

The professional editing process can be a daunting one for any author, especially a first time writer.

Although a friend or family member may be willing to edit or proofread your novel, an experienced novel editor is much better equipped than a hobby editor to provide the editorial assistance needed to make it a publishing success.

Global English Editing’s book editing services are designed to provide quality editorial assistance to authors at affordable prices.

We are a great value option for authors regardless of their publishing aspirations. We have helped authors who covet publishing success, and others whose ambitions are more niche. Every author we work with can have great sense of confidence that their work will be polished and ready for publication.

We strive to remain extremely competitive with our prices. We combine cheap book editing with quality results because we only employ skilled professional editors, but have an exclusively online, efficient and flexible operation.

Don’t just take our word for the quality service we provide. Our Testimonial page shows what our published clients have to say about our author services.

Contact us now

Please contact us now if you have any questions about our service, or would like to discuss your book in detail. Whether you require novel editing services, or assistance with a non-fiction book, we can answer any question you have.

We can also outline the professional resumes of our book editors so that you can have the utmost confidence that you are working with the right editor for you.