Book Editing Services for Authors

The Expert Editor’s most popular service for authors is book editing.

Book editing is designed for authors with a finished (or largely finished) manuscript who require a professional editor to improve the quality of their writing.

Whilst our editors pay attention to the many universal norms of good writing, we also optimise the language in the context of the genre and target audience.

How can we help you?

We are equally capable of assisting both first time and experienced authors, whether they are submitting their manuscript to a publisher or going down the eBook and self-publishing path.

Many of our clients have successfully published their novels and manuscripts after receiving our assistance. See a selection of our published clients here.

We have edited books in nearly every style and genre. In particular, we are experts at assisting clients with:

  • Novels, novellas, and short stories
  • General nonfiction (such as biography, memoirs, self-help, etc.)

Our mission is to assist you in publishing a book that your readers will love, and that includes quality writing that is error-free and consistent.

The Expert Editor’s book editing service

As part of our book editing service, we will:

  • Eliminate spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes
  • Improving word choice, tone, awkward phrasing, flow and readability
  • Make the writing more engaging
  • Ensure consistent language, spelling (British/Australian or American English) and style
  • Where appropriate, make comments and suggestions in the margin about content, such as plot problems, weak dialogue, etc.

The author retains complete creative control over their work. We edit Microsoft Word documents using the Track Changes tool. Therefore, all our changes are clearly visible, allowing you to accept, reject or modify them. Suggestions and comments are made in the margin.

At the completion of each job, authors receive the following:

  • Track Changes copy of the manuscript, with all changes clearly marked up
  • Clean copy, with the changes already incorporated.

If you would prefer a book proofreading or manuscript assessment service, please visit those pages for more information.

Quality book editing by professional editors

The Expert Editor is a popular professional editing option for authors in Australia and overseas because we provide a high-quality service at affordable prices.

Our book editors have considerable experience in the publishing industry, with many having worked for major publishing houses in Australia. They are all Australia-based and native-English speakers.  Be assured that your editor will be confident, experienced and fearless when it comes to making the changes that are necessary to perfect your manuscript.

We are always happy to outline the professional background of your editor and if requested put you in contact with them via email or phone.

Along with the caliber of our book editors, we offer outstanding value to authors because of our exclusively online, efficient and flexible operation.

Check out how much your book will cost to edit using our Price Calculator.

Flexibility on the return date

We realise that some authors may have a tight deadline for publication, whilst others just want the editing process to be completed in a reasonable time. Therefore, we have a flexible approach to turnaround times. Clients can choose their preferred return date and we never charge extra for a short turnaround.

Read more about turnaround times on the Prices page.

The importance of book editing

Some authors choose to skip professional book editing, and instead have their manuscript proofread by a friend or family member before publication. However, this ignores the great potential of professional editing to improve even already good writing.

The quality of writing is a significant factor in the popularity of any book. No matter how inspiring or original the content, if the language is not fluent, consistent, and mistake-free, the book will fail to have the impact it should.

The publishing market is also so competitive that an author can be certain that those in competition with them would have received professional editing, and therefore not having it becomes a distinct disadvantage.

Contact us today

Please contact our friendly customer support team for more information about our book editing services.

Whether you have completed your manuscript and require a professional editor immediately, or are researching your options for the future, we are happy to answer your questions and discuss your needs.