We proofread and edit novels of all types and match them to the appropriate manuscript editor.
Other fiction editing pages: romance page, short story page.
Use our contact form or email us your first chapter (ten pages of text or more) and ask for a sample. We will illustrate our precision proofreading, editing and print formatting of your work right now. We will choose a section and provide you with a revision of your writing within 48 hours or so. Let our professionals ensure that the meaning of your words comes through, not your mistakes. We evaluate your work quickly and skillfully. What could be better?
Proofreading and Editing Service
Using a systematic review, we closely examine your project for spelling, punctuation, and typographical errors ensuring readability by assessing verb tense, grammar, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, subject-verb disagreement, comma splices, and other usage. For editing, we concentrate on logical flow, organization, structure, transition, phrasing ambiguities, levels of diction, lexical register, rhythm, and colloquialisms, we focus on your needs for consistency, theme, style, clarity, concision, tone, and audience appropriateness. See a full list.
Interior Layout Service
Editing your text is just one aspect of perfecting your manuscript. Most publishers will only accept manuscripts that are properly formatted, and many demand painstaking adherence to a specific house style manual. Whether you are preparing your manuscript for ePublishing (e.g., ePub, Kindle Fire/DX) or print, we can ensure that your document is perfectly formatted for traditional publishers or independent presses.
We proofread and edit novels of all types and match them to the appropriate manuscript editor.
Yes! We correct grammar as part of our novel proofreading service.
Novel proofreading and editing
Grammar, typographical errors, misspellings, punctuation, clarity, comma splices, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, subject-verb disagreement, and verb tense, flow, transition, phrasing ambiguities, audience appropriateness, organization, structure, theme, rhetorical consistency, levels of diction, lexical register, rhythm, and colloquialisms.
Specific to your needs for an ebook or print book.
If you send your novel in Microsoft Word format, we can return two copies to you when finished. One is the original with changes highlighted. The other is the final version.
All of our novel editors have years of training as teachers, published authors, and professionals in various disciplines. We provide the right editor for your needs. We default to American English, APA publication style, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. We’re happy to use other styles and conventions. However, any deviations from these rules must be noted by the author beforehand to avoid re-editing.
No. The editing function has been a long-time feature and the files we send you are for a PC or Mac.
We much prefer Microsoft Word because of its Track Changes feature. However, if you check with us first, we support digital texts in a range of formats (e.g., Microsoft Word, Works, AppleWorks, Pages, Rich Text, and Open Office).
Our editors ensure that your novel complies with your style requirements.
A member of our novel editing staff can usually respond within two to three hours. We complete most manuscripts within a few business days. An editor and proofreader will accept it only if we can have the finished novel back to you before your deadline.
Proofreading and editing are ~1 cent per word; the exact price can be determined using our cost calculator. Formatting is ½ cent per word.
We currently take PayPal, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Maestro, Switch/Solo, bankcards, and SquareUp. The method of payment is a secure system with industry standard 128-bit encryption. This is the premier form of encryption available for Internet transactions and is the same level of security used in cash machines (ATMs) and most retail stores. Please note: An account is not required to process your credit card and our staff never see your personal data.
The proofreading and editing rate is based on word count and your choice between proofreading and editing or formatting too. Unlike other novel editing companies, we do not have confusing editing rates per page or vague quotes. We provide exact figures for editing services. Send us your file and specify editing and proofreading and whether you want formatting too.
MS Word has a feature that you can use to obtain a word count. Alternatively, send it to us. We will calculate the amount and send you an email with a link to your invoice and payment options. If you want to calculate it yourself, multiply the number of words in your novel times 0.012 for proofreading and editing or times 0.017 for proofreading, editing, and formatting. For instance: 30,000 x 0.012 = $360 [USD].
Our smallest charge is $50 [USD]. If you have a project with a word count that is shorter than the minimum, we may be able to work on it for you, but the charge would be $50 USD.
We reword individual sentences. We may rearrange sentences. We may offer suggestions to improve the organization of paragraphs and sections within your novel. Complete rewriting is not an option.
We make use of the most powerful and updated security measures including the industry standard in encryption (128-bit secure socket layer). This is the highest level of security commercially available and is the same standard of security used in cash machines (ATMs) and by many retail stores. To protect your credit card information, we have partnered with PayPal and SquareUp to offer you the most trusted financial transaction systems on the Internet. The entire payment process is conducted through one of their secure websites. No banking information or credit card data is ever collected or stored by us.
You always maintain ownership and copyright. We make no claim on your copyright, and we do not require credit or acknowledgment beyond the fees for the services rendered. It is a commonly accepted practice for some writers to credit us as their editor and this is always appreciated.
All of our editors and proofreaders must, at a minimum: (a) be native speakers of English; (b) have at least five years of professional experience as a writing editor; and (c) provide samples of their writing, proofreading and editing. A typical editor has more than fifteen years of professional experience and is published in his or her chosen field.
We are confident that our novel proofreading services are among the best in the industry. We are a professional company focused on you providing the best service possible. Each novel is proofread twice before returning it to you. If you are not completely satisfied, you can resubmit your novel for further editing and proofreading. We are committed to your satisfaction.
Yes, although we can nearly always tell when we read something, please specify which form of English you need when you place your order.
Novel editors are available nearly twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our administrative staff is available between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST (GMT −6); we typically answer messages within a few hours.
Our global headquarters is based in the United States in Chicago, Illinois. Your communications are channeled through this office.
After looking at our FAQ, if you still have a question, its best to contact Client Services by email.
Even the best writers benefit from an impartial, professional and thorough look at their novel. Our editors recognize things in your novel that become unnoticeable to you. After you have done several drafts, reviewing and revising, that familiarity with the novel results in your filling in missing text and skipping over errors when you read.
Your novel will be print-ready subject to the state of the project when submitted to us.
No. We edit all sorts of styles, dialects, special kinds of formatting and other types of creativity. If there is something you do not want us to edit, mention this when you email the novel.
Certainly you may explain things to your novel editor. Once it arrives, your novel is quickly routed directly to a chief editor who is familiar with, and appreciates, your type of novel. A client services representative will be happy to relay your comments and queries to your novel editor and then send the answers back.
Any feedback you receive from your novel editor is for the purpose of improving your work.
Our editing and proofreading service most closely resembles what is often called copyediting with some additional checks and benefits. As mentioned earlier on this page, at no charge, and only when asked, we can make evaluative comments in a brief document and explain corrections and suggestions covering the following questions:
What we do would not be considered developmental editing, content editing, or line editing.
Contact us directly with your novel editing questions. One of our chief editors will be more than happy to discuss your novel with you and provide any additional information you may require.
We Love Telling Stories and the Power of the Written Word
Nothing enthuses us more than helping you realize your creative vision. As an author, don't worry about the presentation of your love scenes. Our romance editors have seen it all. So your reader falls in love with your novel, our experienced romance novel editors know how to analyze your expression of a courtship and help you see where it follows natural, believable patterns or where it goes off the rails. We offer exhaustive input, demonstrating ways to strengthen every aspect of your project. Even so, we preserve the distinctiveness of your imagination and voice. Let us know how we can assist you in achieving your goals.
For novels, we make all of the types of corrections shown on our proofreading and editing list. We also consider the following as we pour over your manuscript:
We have a very special romance and women's fiction editor
Click the link for information about our romance novel editor who also specializes in women's fiction.
My publisher and I have been using the WordSharp Editing outfit for eight years. Their talent has been one of the key underpinnings of five #1 bestselling novels, and one #1 bestselling non-fiction work. Those books collectively have enjoyed thirty-four national literary awards. Their posse rides for the brand. They are quick, prompt, accurate, and thorough and have never missed a promised delivery. That's a big deal! Their guidance and input is far more than simple and extensive punctuation. Suggestions on phrase structure and juxtaposition, elimination of the bugaboo of doubled up or repeated words, general structure and flow have been invaluable. On those rare occasions when this author takes umbrage with a correction, they take the time to both explain and present the back up for the editing recommendations. A valued learning experience, as well as an invaluable editing and final polish result, the whole process mixed with some humor to soften the edges. So—bottom line—do I recommend WordSharp Editing? Unequivocally and enthusiastically!
-Reid Lance Rosenthal
(We're working with Reid on his twenty-nine-book western romance series.)
You do such a good job on my short stories.
You are a blessing. I appreciate all you've done for my first romance novel and I'll continue to use your service and refer it to others. Thank you!
Many Tks. I appreciate your exceptional service and follow-up on my children's novel. I hope that you are recognized for attention to detail and customer care.
I got the novel back. Felt not only edited but "heard." I am pursuing the publishing. As I move forward, I'd be delighted if you could help with book two when I've done an edit myself.
Thank you so much! There's something about your editing that goes well with my writing style. I am nearing the finishing line on my novel. Next step…e-publishing format.
Wow! That was fast. I'll review your work on my novel later this afternoon. Thank you for your service and attention.
Just a short update, since your professional and proper formatting, two more literary agents have requested the full novel.