Book Editing Services for Authors

Book editing is our most popular service for authors.

This service is designed for authors who have completed their manuscript and require a professional editor to improve the overall quality of their writing. At the completion of our service, authors will have a much improved manuscript that is ready for publication.

We specialize in:

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

Our book editing service optimizes the language in the context of the genre and target audience, ensuring that the style and tone are appropriate. We also pay attention to the many universal norms of good fiction and non-fiction writing.

Unlike many other book editing companies, we also provide critical commentary throughout the manuscript. We may indicate where the story line or flow could be improved, or whether any arguments need more support.

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

We have helped hundreds of authors from the United States and overseas achieve their publishing goals. 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
  • 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. This allows the author to accept, reject, or modify them.

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 authors require a professional book editor rather than a generalist editor or an amateur (such as friend or family member).

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

Fearless feedback is essential 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 that it is important that our book editors are not anonymous to you. They have a range of work experiences, and we are happy to outline the professional background of your editor. We want our clients to have complete confidence that they are working with the right editor for them.

Many of our clients have developed successful working relationships with our editors. If you are happy with your editor, you are welcome to request to work with them for any future orders.

Affordable editing for authors

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

Global English Editing is an exclusively online business. Therefore, we keep our costs down and pass these savings on to our clients through lower prices. This combination of quality editing and affordability makes us a popular option for authors in the United States and overseas.

Our business model caters to the increasing demand for affordable professional editing services. Due to the popularity of self-publishing, writers are realizing that publishing a book, and even monetizing it, is more accessible than ever before.

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

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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, our clients 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.

If you are submitting your manuscript to a publisher or agent, the book needs to be as perfect as possible. They are judging every aspect of your book. Grammar errors come across as sloppy and unprofessional and will be enough justification for them to reject your manuscript entirely.

Similarly, if your self-published book contains garbled grammar and unrefined language, you simply won’t succeed in a crowded marketplace. Online reviewers will have a field day, your readers will be unimpressed, and your reputation as a writer will suffer.

Global English Editing’s book editing service is designed to provide quality editorial assistance to authors so that their manuscript is ready for publication.

We are a great value option for authors regardless of their publishing aspirations. We have helped authors who covet mainstream publishing success and others whose ambitions are more niche.

Don’t just take our word for it. Our Testimonial page shows what our published clients have to say about our author services.

Why you should trust Global English Editing with your manuscript

Experienced book editors. We exclusively employ editors who have considerable experience as professional editors in the publishing industry. Therefore, they have the skill set across nearly every genre and format. Our editors will positively improve your book and ensure it’s in outstanding shape for publication.

Confidentiality guaranteed. We understand you have toiled hard on your manuscript, and therefore we guarantee the confidentiality and security of your work. We will never make a claim on your copyright and we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement for extra peace of mind. For more information on our confidentiality procedures, please read this page.

Quality assurance. Although the best way we ensure our clients always receive a high-quality service is by employing the best book editors, we have also developed a rigorous quality assurance process. A second set of eyes who reviews the editing and regular feedback from our clients are two features of it. We outline this process in more detail here.

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 editing for a non-fiction book, we will assist you in any way that we can.

We can outline the professional resumes of our book editors so that you have complete confidence that you are working with a highly compatible editor