Jericho Writers
4 Acer Walk , Oxford, OX2 6EX, United Kingdom
UK: +44 (0)345 459 9560
US: +1 (646) 974 9060

Our Copy-Editing and Proofreading Services

Get your manuscript copy-edited or proofread by a professional editor.

Our Copy-Editing and Proofreading Services

When you send your manuscript to Jericho Writers for editing, it’s in good hands.

Our team comprises professional authors and experienced copy-editors; writers who really know what they’re doing. They know the rules of grammar inside out, and will cast their eyes stringently and constructively through your entire text. They’ll read your manuscript for errors, but they’ll also make sure it retains its style and voice. 

Copy-editing is the process of going through your manuscript to eliminate sentence errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and typos. And our copy editors will also ensure your material is well-organised, properly presented and that all inconsistencies are eliminated.  

Our services typically take about three to four weeks, depending on the editing you want, and the kind of assignment.  

How does it work?

Choose your service

Line editing, Copy-editing, or Proofreading.

Upload your manuscript

After payment, you’ll receive a link to upload your manuscript. Simply upload the Word document you want to be edited via our form.

Our Writers Support Team will review your document

To ensure that the most appropriate service has been selected. For example, if your text is very clean already, there’d be no point in you paying for a costly line-edit.

Your service goes ahead

Once agreed and paid for, your manuscript is copy-edited by one of our well-established, professional editors.

Your manuscript is returned

You’ll get a digital copy of your manuscript returned to you with all errors highlighted and corrected. Your copy-editor will also suggest ways to remove inconsistencies and flag up anything that doesn’t make sense or needs to be fact-checked.

Accept or reverse the changes

So you always remain in complete control.

Which Service is Right for You?

Text-correction comes in three main flavours: Copy-Editing, Line-Editing, and Proofreading. Find out which one is right for you.

Our Line-Editing Service


Line-editing gives you the most detailed form of text-correction, including careful attention to sentence structures, clarity of your writing, and rhythms.

Suitable for: writers where English is a second language, and writers with additional needs such as dyslexia. Find out more.

Our Copy-Editing Service


Copy-editing is the process of going through your manuscript to eliminate sentence errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and typos.

Suitable for: self-publishers, those writing in a second language, and writers wanting to polish their manuscript prior to submitting to an agent. 

Our Proofreading Service


Proofreading is the lightest form of text-correction, and deals mainly with typos, spellings and punctuation errors.

Suitable for: writers who are self-publishing, if your text is already clean. This service is not normally recommended if you’re seeking traditional publication.

Compare Our Copy-Editing Services

Line-
Editing
Copy-EditingProofreading
Price From£12 / 1000 words£9 / 1000 words£7 / 1000 words
Typos
Spellings
US or UK
Punctuation
GrammarSome
Fact-checking
Consistency
Repetitions
ClaritySome
Style & flow
Cutting
RewritingSome
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Why Choose Us?


We’re experts at getting people published, and that means we’re experts on all parts of the process. Our Writer Support Team hand picks the perfect editor to work on your manuscript from over fifty professionals we’ve worked with for years. That means you’ll get the most valuable copy-edit possible from an editor who knows your genre inside out.

What Our Customers Say About Our Copy-Editing Services

I was very impressed with the standard and attention-to-detail provided and found going through the edits very helpful. I’ve been delighted with the effect the suggested word changes made to the impact of my sentences.

N Stout

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Our Guarantee

We’re confident that we’re the best at what we do. That’s why we offer a guarantee for all the editorial work we undertake.

We promise:

  • To use an expert editor with authority in the industry.
  • To consider the market for your manuscript.
  • To be honest and constructive.
  • To respect your copyright.
  • To respond honestly and in good faith in case of problems,
  • To advise you honestly, always.

We’ve had thousands of satisfied customers – and helped countless writers like you get agented and published. Join them!

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Frequently asked
questions

1

How long will it take to match my manuscript with an editor?

We aim to match you with the right editor within 2-4 days. We’ll get back to you as soon as the choice has been confirmed.

2

Can I choose my editor?

If you have a particular editor in mind, we will of course do our best to match you with them. We cannot guarantee this, however, as all of our editors are freelance and there are times when they are unavailable due to demand and/or other commitments.

Once you have placed your order, you’re welcome to send a shortlist of 4-5 editors from our website (and we’lll do our best to place you with your preferred editors.

3

Will my manuscript be flawless? 

Probably not. A realistic outcome is that your text will be very clean, but not perfect. In our experience, this standard will be easily sufficient for self-publishing or submission to traditional outlets.

4

What if my work needs more attention than the service-level I’ve paid? 

In that situation, we’ll tell you. We’re here to make your work better, and we’ll be candid and truthful about what we think you need.  

5

Will my copy-editor respect my own personal style and voice? 

Yes.  That’s very important to us. As writers ourselves, we know that we can’t just impose a house style on your prose and expect that to be okay. 

6

Which editorial service is right for me?

We offer quite a few editorial services so you’re right to take the time to consider all of your options. You can take a look at all of our editorial services here. You might also like to read our article explaining all the different types of editorial services. If you’re still not sure, feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to offer more advice.