Our Proofreading, Line Editing, and Copy-Editing Services
Our editorial team comprises professional authors and experienced copy-editors. As grammar experts, our editors will cast their eyes stringently through your entire text, while making sure it retains its style and voice. Each service will give you an edited manuscript with tracked changes recommended by your professional proof-reader, line editor, or book copy editor. Depending on the service you choose, your editor will advise on everything from punctuation and spelling to sentence structure and rhythm.
Copy-editing is the process of going through your manuscript to eliminate sentence errors, such as spelling mistakes, punctuation errors and typos. Our professional copy-editing service is suitable for: self-publishers; those writing in a second language; and writers wanting to polish their manuscript prior to submitting to an agent.
Our line-editing service will give 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.
Proofreading is the lightest form of text-correction, and deals mainly with typos, spellings and punctuation errors. Our proofreading service is suitable for: writers who are self-publishing. This service is not normally recommended if you’re seeking traditional publication.
Which copy-editing service is right for you?
Compare our text-correction services to find out which one is right for you.
Our Copy Editors and Proofreaders
Our professional editors specialise in trade fiction and non-fiction texts. They include traditionally published authors as well as publishing professionals such as literary agents and Big 5 publishers. Find out more about our editors, here.
Could you be our next success story?
We’ve helped hundreds of writers like you get published. Many of our clients have gone on to win prizes, become bestsellers, get film deals, achieve huge global sales, and more. Now it’s your turn.
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.
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’ll do our best to place you with your preferred editors).
Will my manuscript be flawless?
Probably not. Whilst our text-correction editors always aim for a total elimination of errors, 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. Traditionally published books will often go through several rounds of text correction and therefore we recommend that authors planning to self-publish consider doing the same. Our line-editing, copy-editing, and proofreading services are conducted at a high level, but perfection in this area is not realistically attainable. Many published books feature minor typos.
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.
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.
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. The writing process is a long one, so whether it’s line editing or copy-editing, or something on a larger scale, like a manuscript assessment or developmental edit, we have the service for you. 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.
Need some extra help?
Get in touch with our Writers Support team who will be happy to help!