Copy-editing is the process of going through your manuscript to reduce 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 inconsistencies are minimised.
Our editors comprise of professional authors and experienced copy-editors. 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.
Our services typically take about three to four weeks, depending on the type of editing you want, and the complexity of the manuscript.
Please note: during busy periods, there may be extended turnaround times.
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
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.
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.
Fancy 10% off all Editorial Services, and more besides?
Become a member of Jericho Writers and receive 10% discount on all editorial services and some online tutored courses, as well as a host of writing and publishing resources, plus free entry to all our online events.
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.
- 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!
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’lll do our best to place you with your preferred editors.
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.
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. 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!