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Please note: The following article contains affiliate links to Ebook Launch. That means Writing Tips Oasis receive a small % of the sale if you purchase a book editing service from Ebook Launch, but at no extra cost to you.

Before you send out your novel to a literary agent or a book publisher , make sure it has been edited not only by you, but a professional editor.

In your search to find a suitable book editor, take a look at the following 19 top fiction manuscript editing services.

1. Ebook Launch

Ebook Launch has been honing their craft in the publishing industry since 2011 and strives to be one of the best editing services in the industry. They proudly offer high-quality editing using professional standards at affordable prices. For their  book editing services , they currently offer line editing, copy editing, proofreading as well as blurb writing services. They offer a free sample edit to see if they are a good fit for you and your book so you can check them out risk-free.

2. Mary Kole Editorial

Mary Kole has over ten years of experience in the publishing industry, so it’s safe to say that she understands what potential publishers and literary agents are on the lookout for when it comes to new manuscript submissions. She founded Mary Kole Editorial in 2013 and is based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mary offers a variety of editing services like partial novel manuscript editing, query and synopsis consultations, full novel manuscript edits, submission packages, manuscript reports, and even picture book editing. Mary is an incredibly transparent editor, with all her rates clearly listed on her website . Her services begin at $149 and increase the more comprehensive the service.

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3. The Book Butchers

The editors at the Book Butchers are brutally honest, but it’s all for the sake of the author! Many of the Book Butchers’ editors are successful authors themselves, many of them having at least an MA in Literature and two years of full-time editing experience. Based out of Portland, Oregon, they offer three different tiers of editing services. For more information and testimonials, you can check out their website here .

Beginning at just $0.02 per word (the “Quick Kill”), they offer proofreading, copyediting, can fix spelling and grammar errors, and help write a summary revision to better help authors make needed changes. Their second tier starts at $0.04 per word (“Extra Bloody), which provides all of the services of the previous tier plus a review of organization and content, plot and placing, and a manuscript review. The last tier that they offer goes at a rate of $0.06 per word (the “Perfect Murder”), which includes all of the services in the first two tiers plus formatting services for both print and ebook publications and pre-publication proofreads.

4. DLA Editors & Proofers

Operating since 2008, DLA Editors & Proofers is an editing service for all types of writers based out of Houston, Texas. For the fiction author, they provide services that address plot underdevelopment, narrative inconsistencies, manuscript strengths and weakness, and will even provide advice on how to acquire an agent or publisher! They also offer genre-specific editing and general proofreading. They’ve worked with authors like Dimitrije Medenica, author of “The Good Healer,” and Jim Gilliam, author of “Point Deception.”

The editors at DLA are more than happy to provide you with a free sample. They’ll happily edit your first three thousand words for free to make sure you’re satisfied with their style and work going forward. You’ll have to submit a bit of information in order to receive a free quote using their online submission form, found here .

5. Marcy Dermansky

As a successful author herself, Marcy Dermansky provides editing services to help all aspiring fiction writers create a flawless manuscript for submission. Author of “The Red Car,” named Best Book of the Year by the San Francisco Chronicle and the Huffington Post, Marcy works out of Montclair, New Jersey.

She offers editing services and works one-on-one with authors on novels, short stories, and even creative non-fiction. She will thoroughly examine your manuscript, copyediting your work. She will also include a detailed letter that address such topics as voice, pacing, plotting, character development, and dialogue quality. Lastly, Marcy will provide time for a one-on-one consultation to provide feedback on how to better revise your manuscript before submission. For more information, feel free to check out her website and contact her to get a quote.

6. Dragon Fly Freelance

The editors at Dragon Fly Freelance are readily available to assist in all sorts of writing edits, including fiction manuscripts, academic thesis and dissertations, and even scientific editing services. For fiction writers looking for a professional editing service with tons of experience and reliable turnaround times, Dragon Fly Freelance may be the option for you. They operate entirely online, and are able to service authors all across the United States (and the world beyond).

Their book editing service convers grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraph formatting, and overall narrative flow. Dragon Fly Freelance offers incredibly competitive rates. For more information on how much they would charge for your manuscript, consider sending them a brief message on their online contact form . Their editors will be in contact with you as soon as possible to get started on your editing journey.

7. Scribendi

The editors at Scribendi understand that a polished manuscript will help their authors have a better chance at standing out in today’s literary market. Whether you’re a first-time author or an experienced author, an editor will be your greatest resource to sprucing up your manuscript. Scribendi is an editing service that offers manuscript critiques, editing, and proofreading. They even offer a manuscript proofreading and query letter package for authors seeking out representation and publication. While their home office is based out of Ontario, Canada, their online platform allows extensive reach to writers all over the world.

You’ll need to contact them in order to receive a quote for your manuscript, as there are several factors that will determine their asking price. The need to know how long your manuscript is, the type of manuscript editing service you’re looking for, as well as how quickly you would like the project to be completed. To use their quote calculator, click here .

8. BookBaby Editing Services

While BookBaby is known as a self-publishing company, they provide fantastic resources for budding authors everywhere. They have an entire department dedicated to book editing, and it would be silly to pass up the opportunity to work with qualified editors to help make your manuscript shine .

Beginning at $7 per page, you can get a copyediting package that checks for typos, spelling errors, grammatical errors, and attention to punctuation within six to eight business days. In addition, they provide line editing services for $10 per page which goes over narrative development, word choice, story structure, character development and style within eight to ten business days.

9. Marcia Trahan

Marcia Trahan is an editor who specializes in memoir and fiction editing. She has been a professional book editor since 2004 and has an MFA in Writing and Literature. Based out of South Burlington, Vermont, Marcia is a dedicated editor who loves to work with a variety of genres. Some of her services include manuscript critiques, copyediting, and even publishing consultation.

Her critiques will provide you with an overall summary of your manuscript’s strengths and weaknesses, along with an honest evaluation on how to improve. Marcia’s rates begin at $50 per hour, with a two hour minimum. She notes on her website that she does offer a 10% discount for full prepayments of projects worth $300 or more. For more information, click here .

10. Victoria Griffin

Based out of Corryton, Tennessee, Victoria Griffin is an author and editor who has worked with authors like KL Watkins, author of “I Am a Traveller,” and Susan F. Pruitt, author of “Noelle’s Destiny.” As an author herself, she knows exactly what literary agents and publishers are expecting out of your manuscript.

She offers editing services like developmental editing and line editing (starting at $0.025 per word), proofreading (starting at $0.015 per word), manuscript critiques (beginning at $0.01 per word), and even offers submission packages ($100), query critiques ($30), and synopsis critiques ($40).

11. First Editing

First Editing is an editing company that is fully equipped to help both first-time authors to successfully published writers. They offer advice on plot structure, story development, character development, tone, pacing, setting and more. Their editors are highly qualified and more than capable of helping you work out the bugs in your manuscript until it’s absolutely flawless. You can contact them directly to get an exact quote on how much they would charge.

First Editing offers four different tiers of editing packages, ranging from basic to executive.  Their basic package includes copyediting services, recommended for those writers who have full confidence in their manuscripts, but need one more professional lookover before submission. Their standard package not only includes copyediting, but line editing, as well. For more information on their editing packages, check out their comparative chart here .

12. The Artful Editor

Based out of Los Angeles, California, The Artful Editor was founded by Naomi Kim Eagleson in 2010. With an MFA in Creative Writing and a BA in English Literature, she and her team of editors are excited to work with new and established authors to meet their editing needs . The Artful Editor has worked with authors who have won several awards, been interviewed on TV, radio, and podcasts, and been featured in papers like the Los Angeles Review of Books and Hollywood Reporter .

They offer manuscript critiques, developmental editing, line editing and copywriting, proofreading, and what they call the “everything edit” which is a comprehensive look at your manuscript. Their editing rates range between $0.015 to $0.045 per word. They can also provide assistance with query letter editing and book cover design.

13. Ronlyn Domingue

Ronlyn Domingue has been an accomplished editor for nearly 15 years. She has an MFA degree in Creative Writing and has won several awards for her own original novels. Based out of southern USA, Ronlyn provides developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading services.

Her rates for copyediting begin at $40 per hour, with a rough turnaround time of forty hours for a 50,000 word manuscript. For her proofreading services, her rates begin at $30 per hour. For her more specialized and thorough service of developmental editing, her rates begin at $100 per hour. For more information, she advices that you contact her via email to get a better idea of what your project will cost.

14. A Novel Edit

Based out of Canton, Georgia, A Novel Edit was founded by Beth Hill, a successful editor and contemporary romance author. With an undergraduate degree in psychology and an MBA in human resources, Beth is a capable and hardworking editor that will help polish your manuscript. She offers editing samples to ensure that you’re work and writing styles are compatible.

She is happy to provide editing services to the first thirty pages of your manuscript, or a full edit where by she thoroughly combs through your story for errors, plot holes and more. You can contact her directly through her website to get an exact quote, as her rates are based on your work’s word count.

15. Jennifer Caloyeras

Based out of Los Angeles, Jennifer Caloyeras is an editor and novelist who’s published two young adult novels, “Strays” and “Urban Falcon.” She has a BA in English and an MA in English Literature, as well as an MFA in Creative Writing. She is more than happy to provide manuscript critiques for short fiction and novel-length manuscripts.

Since she also happens to teach English, she schedule is jam packed and therefore requests that interested parties send her a query letter first to discuss her editing services. Her critiques would include line edits and comments in your margins providing feedback on how to improve your story.

16. Leigh Hogan

Leigh Hogan is copyeditor based out of Georgia, USA. She has worked with authors like Trina M. Lee, author of books like “Blonde & Blue,” “Once Bitten,” and “The Wicked Kiss.” She offers free edit samples of the first ten percent of your manuscript to make sure that your work styles are compatible. She offers manuscript editing for the rate of $7 per one thousand words, and also offers a free beta reading package for authors looking to gauge potential audience response.

17. C. S. Lakin

C. S. Lakin lives near San Francisco in California. She’s both an author and editor who has written self-help books on writing and the literary industry like “Say What? The Fiction Writer’s Handy Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage.” She’s also written a few contemporary fiction novels like “Someone to Blame,” “A Thin Film of Lies” and “Intended Harm.”

She offers one-on-one consultations, starting at $75 for thirty minutes or $150 for a sixty-minute session. She also offers manuscript critiques, basic proofreading, copyediting services, and coaching for authors seeking mentorship. For more information, you can check out her website, found here .

18. Fresh Ink Book Editing

Founded by Maya Rock in 2010, this New York-based editor has a long and successful portfolio. She’s worked with award-winning authors like Clara Kensie, author of “Deception so Deadly,” and Dhonielle Clayton, author of “The Belles.” Maya herself is an author of the young adult fiction novel, “Scripted.”

Some of her editing services include editorial letters, substantive edits, one-on-one phone consultations, query letter development, synopsis development, an agent query prep package, and substantive chapter by chapter edits. Maya’s rates depend entirely on word count, so she recommends that you contact her either via email or phone to get a quote before proceeding.

19. KM Editorial

Based out of Los Angeles, California, Katie McCoach is the founder and primary editor of KM Editorial. She has extensive experience as a developmental writer and specializes in young adult fiction in a variety of genres.

In addition to developmental editing , she also offers substantive line editing, hourly coaching, and manuscript reports, copyediting and proofreading, and final manuscript reviews. According to her website, she offers slightly different rates for works that are under 30,000 words. While her rates can vary depending on word count, her average rate is roughly $0.24 per word for copy editing and proofreading.

Do you know of any other fiction manuscript editing services? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!

K. Z. Kwan is a freelance writer based out of Halifax, Canada.

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Candace Osmond studied Advanced Writing & Editing Essentials at MHC. She’s been an International and USA TODAY Bestselling Author for over a decade. And she’s worked as an Editor for several mid-sized publications. Candace has a keen eye for content editing and a high degree of expertise in Fiction.

From one author to another, never skimp on editing. The decision to edit your manuscript can help improve both the clarity of your copy and the flow of your work. The editing process enables you to catch and correct any grammatical, punctuation, or spelling mistakes you may have missed in the first draft.

To get your work polished up and ready for publication, you might seek the assistance of a professional editing agency or a freelance editor. I’d highly recommend it, so here are some of the best manuscript editing services to choose from.

Finding the Ideal Manuscript Editing Services

The internet is your oyster for discovering good manuscript editing services, from larger businesses to a single editor more than qualified for the job. Whether you need developmental editing, picture book editing, or manuscript critiques, these websites have all levels of editing services to choose from.

What Is Manuscript Editing?

The process of modifying the material of a manuscript to enhance its clarity, readability, and flow as a whole is referred to as editing the manuscript. The correction of grammatical errors, spelling errors, and punctuation errors is another primary concern. An experienced editor will frequently make suggestions to the author as they work on the story.

At the very least, your manuscript should have correct spelling and grammar before sending it off to an agent or book publisher. If you’re confident in your story development, consider finding some beta readers online who can give you a second opinion for free or exchange a copy of the book.

Does Every Writer Need an Editor?

That’s a loaded question, but the short answer is yes. Almost always, yes, especially for longer works of fiction. I’ve been an author for over a decade now, but I spent the first couple of years navigating things by myself.

There were no helpful blogs, Youtube videos, or author communities to reach out to. I had to figure it all out on my own. And one of the things I learned was the importance of a good manuscript editor.

Once I found an editor that loved my genre and understood my writing style, I locked her in. I’ve tried out other editors over the years when my go-to wasn’t available, and it’s like starting from scratch. They didn’t understand my genre; they weren’t familiar with my writing style, etc.

So, my biggest tip to aspiring authors searching for an editor is to build a relationship with them when you find one that works for you. Use them for all your work.

How Much Does a Manuscript Editor Cost?

According to research that Reedsy conducted on the market in 2022, the cost of employing an editor for a book that is 60,000 words long is anywhere from $2,400 to $3,400.

Several aspects determine the price, such as the amount of experience of the editor, the kind of service requested, and the length and style of the project. For instance, the rates charged by a copy editor could be $0.021 per word, whereas the rates charged by a proofreader could be lower, at $0.015 per word.

And it depends on the state of the manuscript. Personally, I do as much editing and proofreading as I can before submitting it to my editor to help cut down on the time they spend on it.

Use grammar checking tools like Grammarly to do substantive line editing, fix inconsistencies, and check for flow. An accomplished editor can do that for you, but it’ll increase the overall cost.

Importance of Editing Your Manuscript

After completing a manuscript, the first stage is editing it, regardless of whether you plan to self-publish or deal with significant publishing organizations. After the initial draft, no literary work is ever published. Every bestseller you know went through multiple drafts and edits before it was published.

You’re hoping your readers will devote some of their time to exploring the world you’ve made. It would help if you handed in a well-written story that keeps the reader interested and is free of any structural flaws that can make the story seem implausible.

Every word must convey its intended meaning clearly and be helpful, or the reader will lose interest and put down the book. The difference between a good story and a fantastic novel is, in a nutshell, the editing.

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These are some of the best expert editors, but check them out to see which is right for your project.

Ebook Launch

Ebook Launch

Since 2011, Ebook Launch has been working hard to become one of the best book editing teams in the publishing industry. They take pride in providing cheap, professional editing services.

Their all-in-one service is designed to make publishing as straightforward as possible. Line editing is priced at 1.8 cents per word, while proofreading will leave you short of 0.8 of a cent per word. Those are some great rates for qualified editors.

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Mary Kole Editorial

Mary Kole

Looking for specialist editors? Mary Kole is an editor who specializes in children’s books and who used to be a literary agent. She offers various book editing services but will also read your book and give you narrative feedback.

Her website contains a form requesting some information about the project you’re working on. You can also have a call for manuscript coaching in case you’re stuck with your novel.

The Book Butchers

Book Butchers

The Book Butchers offer some of the best manuscript editing services around. You can choose between multiple packages depending on your budget and needs if you want a suitable book editor. With $0.02 per word, you can expect good proofreading, revision of grammar and spelling errors, and copyediting.

For $0.06 per word, they will review the plot, pacing, and structural integrity and offer manuscript critique.

DLA Editors & Proofers


DLA Editors & Proofers is an editing firm that has been in business since 2008 and is situated in Houston, Texas. They provide their services to writers of all genres. The editors at DLA will be more than pleased to provide you with a free sample at your request.

They will gladly revise your first three thousand words for free to ensure that you are delighted with how they work and the output they provide moving ahead. Their testimonials from award-winning authors and newbies alike tell you everything you need to know.

Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky, a successful novelist, offers her editing services to any budding fiction writers to assist them in producing a manuscript that is free of errors and ready for submission.

She will carefully read through your book and provide you with copyediting services. In addition, she will enclose a comprehensive letter that discusses issues such as voice, pacing, plotline, character development, and the caliber of the conversation.

Dragon Fly Freelance

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Dragon Fly Freelance could be an alternative for fiction writers searching for a professional editing service with significant knowledge and dependable response times.

Their editing service for books corrects issues with syntax, spelling, punctuation, phrase structure, formatting, and the general flow of the story. The prices provided by Dragon Fly Freelance are among the most affordable in the industry.

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The editors at Scribendi are aware that having a manuscript that has been polished will provide its authors with a more fantastic opportunity to differentiate themselves in the competitive literary market of today. An editor will be your best resource for sprucing up your manuscript, regardless of whether this is your first time writing a book or whether you have written several books in the past.

BookBaby Editing Services


Even while BookBaby is best recognized as a self-publishing company, the company offers a wealth of helpful materials to aspiring writers worldwide. I know a few authors who have used their high-quality editing services and were very happy.

They have an entire department devoted to editing books, and it would be foolish to pass up the opportunity to collaborate with competent editors who can assist you in polishing your manuscript to make it shine.

Marcia Trahan

Marcia Trahan

Editing memoirs and works of fiction are Marcia Trahan’s areas of expertise as a professional editor. Since 2004, she has worked as a professional book editor and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing and Literature.

Her reviews will give you a comprehensive description of the strengths and flaws of your book, as well as an honest breakdown of how to make improvements.

Victoria Griffin


This USA-based fiction author is based in East Tennessee, Victoria. She founded a company called Blue Pen which offers book editing and design by a team of editors. She also provides book editing services personally, working with a select roster of clients that write adult fiction.

First Editing

First Editing

The editing company known as First Editing is well-equipped to assist first-time authors and writers who have already found success in the publishing industry. Their editors have a high level of expertise. They can assist you in ironing out any remaining kinks in your manuscript until it is entirely error-free. You may acquire an accurate price estimate from them by contacting them directly and asking about it.

The Artful Editor

Artful Editor

Naomi Kim Eagleson established The Artful Editor in 2010, with its headquarters in Los Angeles, California. She impressively has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.

Their word-by-word editing rates range from $0.0015 to $0.0045 per edited item. In addition to that, they can offer editing support for query letters and design assistance for book covers.

Ronlyn Domingue

Ronlyn Domingue

Since she began her career about 15 years ago, Ronlyn Domingue has established herself as an excellent editor. She is the author of many award-winning original novels and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing.

Her copyediting prices start at $40 per hour, and the turnaround time for a manuscript of 50,000 words is approximately 40 hours. Her hourly prices for proofreading begin at $30, and she charges in full-hour increments.

A Novel Edit

A Novel Edit

Beth Hill, a successful editor, and author of contemporary romance, is the person who conceived of and launched A Novel Edit. She is an experienced editor who will assist you in refining your manuscript.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources. She provides editing samples to guarantee that the work you produce and the writing style you employ are consistent with one another.

Jennifer Caloyeras

Jennifer Caloyeras

Novelist and editor Jennifer Caloyeras hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. Depending on her schedule, she can evaluate short and long fiction pieces.

Her edits would include line changes and notes written in the margins that would give you input on how to improve your story.

Leigh Hogan

Leigh Hogan

Copyeditor Leigh Hogan provides complimentary edit samples covering the first ten percent of your book. In addition to editing manuscripts at a charge of $7 per one thousand words, she provides free beta reading packages to authors interested in determining their readers’ potential responses.

S. Lakin

S. Lakin is a writer and editor, and she has authored several books that offer advice on writing and the publishing industry.

She is available for one-on-one sessions, the shortest of which lasts thirty minutes and costs $75, while the longest lasts an hour and $150. She also provides authors looking for guidance with their writing with manuscript reviews, coaching, and proofreading.

Fresh Ink Book Editing

Fresh Ink Book Editing

This New York-based editor was established in 2010 by Maya Rock, and they have an extensive and successful portfolio.

Maya’s prices are determined by the number of words in an assignment. As a result, she strongly suggests you receive an estimate from her before moving forward by getting in touch either through email or by phone.

KM Editorial

KM Editorial

Katie McCoach is the proprietor of KM Editorial and serves as its chief editor. KM Editorial has its headquarters in Los Angeles, California.

She’s got a ton of experience working as a developmental writer, and her area of expertise is young adult fiction, which she writes in several styles. According to her website, she has varying charges for works less than 30,000 words long.

Zero Alchemy

Zero Alchemy

Another great company that provides professional manuscript editing services is Zero Alchemy. I recommend this because I’ve used their services many times and have never been disappointed. This is a great choice if you want a transparent editor that chops right to the points in narrative development, sentence structure, line edits, and more.

They offer fiction editing packages but even do synopsis consultations, query letter development, blurb writing services, and coaching. For genre-specific editing, Zero Alchemy is one of the best.

Because they adhere to the standards set by the industry, the typical turnaround time is no more than six weeks.

Suppose they cannot return your edited manuscript to you within the allotted time frame of six weeks. If that’s the case, you’ll be entitled to a 20% refund in addition to receiving your edited work whenever it is finished being edited.

If you want your book to have a polished, professional look before you publish it, it is a good idea to have another set of eyes check over it. This will allow you to identify any weak spots in the narrative. A carefully proofread and edited manuscript has a much better chance of being published than one that is not well-polished or riddled with errors.

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Creative, experienced editor of novels, children's books, and poetry. Let's prepare your manuscript for publication together.

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Experienced cookbook editor and proofreader with a background in nonfiction publishing.

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Results driven editor, formerWriters House Bridgerton agent, edited major award winners, working from slush pile to success in publishing.

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I offer a decade of editorial experience in textbooks, nonfiction trade titles, and literary fiction. I also write essays and like donuts.

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Experienced editor specializing in fantasy and science fiction and their many subgenres. As dedicated to words as a hobbit to breakfast.

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Experienced developmental book editor specializing in parenting books as well as children's PB, MG and YA fiction.

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Finally finished the first draft of your book, and ready to enlist manuscript editing services? If you’re about to embark on your very first round of editing, look for a developmental editor — someone who will look beyond surface errors like typos and perform a “big picture” edit, offering suggestions for a coherent plot structure and intuitive flow. Put simply, they’ll assess your manuscript on a whole-book and chapter level.

Once you’ve worked with a developmental editor, it’s time to move on to a copy edit, or the section/paragraph level, where your editor will closely review tone and language style, offering feedback and advice on how you can best revise your own work. They’ll closely examine the text and point you toward helpful resources like a style guide that can help the quality of your writing remain consistent.

Finally, we advise all authors to work with a proofreader. The last round of manuscript editing before publication, proofreading serves as quality control that confirms the readability and presentation of your project, getting rid of any remaining spelling or grammar mistakes.

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Please note: text added to your paper after our editors’ work on your manuscript shall not be included in this guarantee. For this reason, we recommend that you send us your final draft when you order for this service. If you need to add content or make substantial changes after receiving comments from the journal editor or reviewers, you may resubmit your paper for a discounted re-edit.

If a journal mentions English as a problem in a manuscript that we edited, we want to know. Please contact us with the file that you sent to the journal and all the comments from the journal. We will begin the re-edit and return it as quick as possible.

If you are unsatisfied with our editing, we will work with you until you are satisfied. Please provide one or two specific examples or a few details about what is unsatisfactory.

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It’s really straightforward. Just paste the text into the tool. All your errors will now be underlined in red. You can hover over these mistakes to see how they can be addressed. If you agree, just click on the button “Fix all errors,” and your mistakes will be fixed instantly! 

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Upload your entire document first. Choose the pages you want proofread, the extra services you want to use, and the deadline. Then fill in some key details like your field of study so that we can find you the best proofreader. When you’re done, you pay for your order, and we make sure that your writing is checked by a proofreader. You’ll be contacted when the job is done!

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Our support team is here to help you daily via chat, WhatsApp, email, or phone between 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. CET.

Yes! Our personal statement editors can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your personal statement.

Our APA experts default to APA 7 for editing and formatting. For the Citation Editing Service you are able to choose between APA 6 and 7.

It is not necessary to reserve a time slot for your edit. As soon as your document is ready to be proofread, you can upload it at any time via our website . Based on your chosen deadline, our editor(s) will then proofread your document within 24 hours, 3 days, or 7 days.

If you are unsure about the availability of our services or are planning to upload a very large document (>13,000 words) with a 24 hour deadline, we recommend that you contact us beforehand via chat or email .

Scribbr is following the guidelines announced by the WHO (World Health Organization). As an online platform, all our services remain available, and we will continue to help students as usual.

Can I still place an order? Will my order be completed within the deadline? Yes, you can still place orders and orders will be delivered within the agreed upon deadline. Scribbr is an online platform – our proofreading & editing services are provided by editors working remotely from all over the world. This means Scribbr can guarantee that we will process your order with the same diligence and professionalism as always. The same holds true for our Plagiarism Checker .

Can I still contact customer support? Yes. Our support team is available from 09.00 to 23.00 CET and happy to answer any questions you might have!

Yes, if your document is longer than 20,000 words, you will get a sample of approximately 2,000 words. This sample edit gives you a first impression of the editor’s editing style and a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

How does the sample edit work?

You will receive the sample edit within 12 hours after placing your order. You then have 24 hours to let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

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When you upload a large document (20,000+ words), we will ask your editor to send a sample edit of approximately 2,000 words as soon as possible. This sample edit gives you a first impression of your editor’s editing style and what you can expect from the service. You will receive it within 12 hours after uploading your order.

Why do we provide you with a sample edit?

We always aim to make you 100% happy, and Proofreading & Editing is a complex service. We want to make sure that our editing style meets your expectations before the editor improves your entire document.

Our editors are trained to follow Scribbr’s academic style . However, your preferences might deviate from our conventions. The sample edit gives you the chance to provide feedback – you can let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

Once your editor has completed your sample edit, you will receive a notification via email. You have 24 hours to reply to this email and provide us with feedback. If we receive your feedback in time, your editor will go the extra mile and adjust the edit according to your input.

What sort of feedback can you give?

Give us feedback that will help your editor meet your requirements. For example:

  • “I am completely happy. The editor can continue editing like this.”
  • “I forgot to mention that my school has the following rules for gendered pronouns.”
  • “The editor changed the spelling of a technical term, but my professor spells it differently. Please keep the original spelling of this term.”

The  Structure  and Clarity Check can only be purchased in conjunction with Proofreading & Editing . Providing feedback on structure and clarity requires extensive knowledge of the text, which the editor acquires while proofreading and editing your text.

However, our Paper Formatting Service,   Citation Editing Service and Plagiarism Checker can be purchased separately.

Yes, Scribbr will proofread the summary in another language as well.

Who will proofread my summary?

If your document contains a summary in a different language, we will send this part to another editor who is a native speaker of that language. The editor will check your summary, applying our standard Proofreading & Editing service.

If you ordered any additional services, such as the Structure Check or Clarity Check, the editor will not apply them to your summary. This is because the summary is a translation of your abstract – you already receive Structure and Clarity feedback on the text in the original language. Therefore, when proofreading your summary, the editor will focus on making sure your language and style is correct.

How does it work?

We will create a new assignment within your order and send you a confirmation email. This also means that you will receive a separate email/SMS notification from us when the editor has finished proofreading your summary. Once your summary is proofread, you can download it via your Scribbr account and read the editor’s feedback.

Yes, we can provide a certificate of proofreading.

As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at [email protected] to request a certificate.

Please indicate the following in your email:

  • Your order number
  • Your full name
  • The title of your work

We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible.

Scribbr specializes in editing study-related documents . We proofread:

  • PhD dissertations
  • Research proposals
  • Personal statements
  • Admission essays
  • Motivation letters
  • Reflection papers
  • Journal articles
  • Capstone projects

Yes, when you accept all changes and delete all comments your document is ready to be handed in.

How to accept all changes:

  • Word for Mac 2011

How to remove all comments:

When you’ve finished this, others will no longer be able to see the changes made by the editor.

  • Read your last version one last time to make sure everything is the way you want it.
  • Save your document as a .pdf file to come across more professional and to ensure the format of your document doesn’t change.

Yes, in the order process you can indicate your preference for American, British, or Australian English .

If you don’t choose one, your editor will follow the style of English you currently use. If your editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.

Yes, you can upload your thesis in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your thesis. When you upload a new file, our system recognizes you as a returning customer, and we immediately contact the editor who helped you before.

However, we cannot guarantee that the same editor will be available. Your chances are higher if

  • You send us your text as soon as possible and
  • You can be flexible about the deadline.

Please note that the shorter your deadline is, the bigger the risk that your previous editor is not available.

If your previous editor isn’t available, then we will inform you immediately and look for another qualified editor. Fear not! Every Scribbr editor follows the  Scribbr Improvement Model  and will deliver high-quality work.

However, every editor has a slightly different editing style, so you may notice small inconsistencies in editing choices. As with every proofreading order, be sure to carefully review your editor’s changes and suggestions as you finalize your text to ensure that everything is as you want it.

The fastest turnaround time is 12 hours.

You can upload your document at any time and choose between three deadlines:

At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.

Every Scribbr order comes with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service , which combines two important stages of the revision process.

For a more comprehensive edit, you can add a Structure Check or Clarity Check to your order. With these building blocks, you can customize the kind of feedback you receive.

You might be familiar with a different set of editing terms. To help you understand what you can expect at Scribbr, we created this table:

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Scribbr not only specializes in proofreading and editing texts in English , but also in several other languages . This way, we help out students from all over the world.

As a global academic writing proofreading service, we work with professional editors  – all native speakers – who edit in the following languages :

This way, you can also have your academic writing proofread and edited in your second language!

Please note that we do not offer Finnish proofreading, but students can still upload English papers on scribbr.fi .

Yes, regardless of the deadline you choose, our editors can proofread your document during weekends and holidays.

Example: If you select the 12-hour service on Saturday, you will receive your edited document back within 12 hours on Sunday.

The footnotes are not automatically included in the word count.

If you want the language errors in your footnotes to be corrected by the editor, you can indicate this in step 3 of the upload process . The words in the footnotes are then automatically added to the total word count.

Need help with your references?

  • If you use the APA reference style, you can use our free APA Citation Generator or the articles about APA in our Knowledge Base.
  • If you’d like us to check your references for consistency, you can use our Citation Editing Service .

To keep our prices competitive, we do not offer a free trial edit. However, if your document is longer than 30,000 words, we are happy to provide you with a sample edit of 2,000 words to ensure you are satisfied with the editor’s editing style.

Rest assured, our customers are very satisfied with our proofreading services. We’re proud that they have rated us with an excellent 4.6 on Trustpilot. In the unlikely event that you have a less positive experience, we’ll solve that with our 100% happiness guarantee !

After your thesis has been edited , you will receive an email with a link to download the edited document.

The editor has made changes to your document using ‘ Track Changes ’ in Word.  This means that you only have to accept or ignore the changes that are made in the text one by one.

It is also possible to accept all changes at once. However, we strongly advise you not to do so for the following reasons:

  • You can learn much by looking at what mistakes you have made.
  • The editors do not only change the text, they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. We therefore advise you to read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
  • Because of the many changes, sometimes there may be double spaces, double periods, or other minor mistakes in a sentence. Checking the changes one by one, you can easily detect these minor errors.

We have written a manual in which we explain step by step how ‘Track Changes’ works.

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Our editors are very experienced and will do their utmost to correct all errors in your thesis .

However, with our current rates, an editor can only check your thesis once. This may cause an editor to overlook an error. We can therefore not guarantee that your thesis is 100% error free after you have had your thesis edited.

The editor uses ‘Track Changes’ in Word when editing your thesis.

Don’t know how this works? Then read the following guide  in which we explain step by step how ‘Track Changes’ works.

No, we do not provide you with a clean copy. You will always receive a file edited with tracked changes .

We do this for two main reasons:

  • In most papers, there are sentences that the editor cannot edit without additional information from the author. In these cases, your editor will provide guidance but leave you to implement the feedback. If we were to simply accept the changes for you, then these issues would be left unaddressed.
  • We believe students should be accountable for their work. Our editors can correct language errors and coach you to be a better writer. However, the end product belongs to you and should reflect your ideas and decisions.

All Scribbr editors are language experts with interests in different subject areas.

You can indicate your field of study when you upload your document . We’ll make sure that the editor who proofreads your work is familiar with your discipline and its specialist vocabulary.

These are the fields of study you can choose from, and examples of the main subjects in each field:

  • Business and Management: Business Administration, Hotel Management, Accountancy, Marketing
  • Economics: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance
  • IT and Engineering: ICT, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering
  • Natural and Life Sciences: Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry
  • Geography, Agriculture and Environment: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning
  • Health and Medical Sciences: Medicine, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Dentistry
  • Arts and Humanities: Philosophy, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Theology
  • Law and Policy: Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Sciences

Editors don’t have to be experts in the content of your paper, but they do know how to present it in the best way possible! Our goal is to improve your writing and give you feedback on the readability, structure, logic, and clarity of your text. We know from experience that the most effective editors are specialists in language and academic writing.

We’ve carefully selected and trained all of our editors to proofread theses and other academic documents. Once they’re qualified, we continue to carefully monitor their work to make sure we always deliver the highest quality .


Top 10 Best Manuscript Editing Services of 2024

Although many individuals want to know which is the best manuscript editing service, there is no such thing as a universal “best” manuscript editing service. Nonetheless, there is the best manuscript editing service for each individual, depending on their editing needs, preferences, and budget.

Manuscript editing services differ in terms of abilities, experience, dependability, reputation, price, and quality balance, and each individual must pick the ideal manuscript editing service for them. When looking for a manuscript editing service, the first thing to consider is the sort of work you’re writing.

Some editors are able to work faster and provide a faster turnaround time than others, and you should be aware of this before selecting a manuscript editing service or manuscript editor.

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We have listed down below the top 10 manuscript editing services for you., 1. trueeditors.

The secret to your academic and professional success is right here in your hands. Yes, it’s your manuscript, which you’ve researched and worked on with zeal and dedication. Following the reviews and changes, a skilled proofreader should fully investigate any seemingly minor flaws that may have escaped your notice.

You’ve put in a lot of effort, and we realize that you want to send in your work without any vagueness or grammatical errors. This is why we have some of the best manuscript editors who will turn your manuscript in a gem.

  • Both proofreading and editing are included in one price!
  • Correct spelling, grammar, punctuation, and typography with a proofread.
  • Editing for style, tone, word choice, and sentence structure in detail.
  • Native English speakers with masters and doctoral degrees.
  • Fast, low-cost, discreet, and readily available 24/7

2. WriteSmartly

It is critical that an academic article meets the most severe peer and supervisor review criteria. The contribution must adhere to strict appearance as well as English language criteria.

For a variety of academic authors , non-compliance with these two standards might be difficult. Their specialist English academic editors, who are all PHD or Master’s level subject area specialists in their respective professions, guarantee that each topic is treated with care.

This is what you will receive from their service:

  • An edited text that has been proofread for misspellings, grammatical mistakes, and typos.
  • Changes and ideas to assist enhance readability, clarity, flow, and structure.
  • If chosen, your citations and references will be formatted according to the style guide of your choosing.
  • Tracked revisions allow you to keep track of all the changes you’ve made.
  • A brief description of the work completed thus far, as well as any main problems.

3. Scribendi

Scribendi was founded in 1997 in Canada and is one of the most well-known editing and proofreading companies in the world. They provide in-depth editing services for book manuscripts, as well as specialist editors that specialize in a number of document types.

Whether you want a fiction or non-fiction work appraised, their packages focus on giving you personalized assistance and critical criticism that is tailored to your genre and writing style.

4. First Editing

First Editing Services is a group of professional editors dedicated to fine-tuning research and fiction manuscripts so they are suitable for publication, with the purpose of “transforming writers into authors .” They have multiple levels of editing that you may pick from, depending on your needs and your budget.

They work closely with the writers on everything from line editing to developmental editing to bring your book up to professional standards.

5. Standout Books Publishing Services

Bronwyn Hemus and Alex Hemus created Standout Books Publishing Services in California in 2013. Standout Books Publishing Services, as an independent editing and publishing company, also offers high-quality editing services to writers.

Editorial consultations, manuscript critiques, developmental editing, full editing packages, and copyediting services are all available. Their editing services start at $0.02 per word and go up from there.

6. Mary Kole Editorial

With over 10 years of experience in the publishing world, Mary Kole is well-versed on what potential publishers and literary agencies are looking for when it comes to fresh manuscript submissions.

Partial novel manuscript editing, query and synopsis consultations, complete novel manuscript edits, submission packages, manuscript reports, and even picture book editing are among Mary’s editing services.

 Mary is a very transparent editor, with all of her prices fully stated on her website. Her services start at $149 and go up as the service becomes more extensive.

7. The Book Butchers

The Book Butchers’ editors are brutally honest, but it’s all for the author’s benefit! Many of the Book Butchers’ editors are themselves published authors , with at least a master’s degree in literature and two years of full-time editing experience. They are based in Portland, Oregon, and provide three levels of editing services.

First tier starts at: $0.02 per word

Second tier starts at: $0.04 per word

Third tier starts at: $0.06 per word

8. DLA Editors and Proofers

DLA Editors & Proofers, situated in Houston, Texas, has been providing editing services to various sorts of writers since 2008. They provide services to fiction authors that handle plot underdevelopment, narrative inconsistencies, manuscript strengths and weaknesses, and even how to get an agent or publisher.

The editors at DLA would be delighted to send you a complimentary sample. They’ll happily edit your first 3,000 words for free to ensure that you’re happy with their style and work in the future.

9. Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky, a prominent novelist, offers editing services to any prospective fiction authors who want to submit a polished book.

She provides editing services and works with authors one-on-one on novels, short stories, and creative nonfiction. Then she will go over your manuscript in detail and copyedit it. And she will also attach a lengthy letter addressing issues like voice, pacing, storyline, character development, and conversation quality.

Finally, Marcy will schedule a one-on-one meeting to give you input on how to improve your book before submitting it. 

10. BookBaby Editing Services

While BookBaby is renowned as a self-publishing firm, they give wonderful resources for young authors everywhere. They have an entire department dedicated to book editing, and it would be stupid to pass up the opportunity to work with expert editors to help make your manuscript flourish.

You may acquire a copyediting service that checks for typos, spelling problems, grammatical mistakes, and punctuation within six to eight business days for $7 per page.

Additionally, for $10 per page, they provide line editing services that cover narrative development, word choice, plot structure, character development, and style within eight to ten business days.

There are no universal best manuscript editing services, as said before but, there is the best manuscript editing service for you. Before submitting your work for editing, it is critical that you thoroughly grasp the policies of any manuscript editing service you employ as a paying customer.

Before comparing different editing services firms or editors and making a final pick, it’s also vital to clarify your editing needs, preferences, and budget.

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