Book Editing and Proofreading Services

Find Your Perfect Book Editor

Discover the perfect match for your manuscript by exploring our extensive network of professional editors, each with specialized expertise to align with your book's genre and style.

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Novel Editing and Proofreading ServicesNovel Editing and Proofreading Services
Polish your narrative to perfection with our novel editing services, tailored to refine your prose, plot intricacies, and character development, ensuring your story captivates from start to finish.
Short Story Editing and Proofreading ServicesShort Story Editing and Proofreading Services
Let our professional editors refine your short story, bolstering its clarity, pacing, and emotional depth while also ensuring your narrative leaves a lasting impact on your readers.
eBook Editing and Proofreading ServiceseBook Editing and Proofreading Services
ServiceScape editing will enhance every element of your eBook, improving the clarity and flow of your narrative while ensuring it meets all digital publishing standards for a flawless, publication-ready result.
Children's Book Editing and Proofreading ServicesChildren's Book Editing and Proofreading Services
Let our professional children's book editors improve the readability, clarity, and flow of your story, tailoring word choice, vocabulary, and content for age-appropriate appeal.
Horror Editing and Proofreading ServicesHorror Editing and Proofreading Services
Refine your horror manuscript with our editing services, ensuring a chilling atmosphere, relatable characters with palpable fears, and a plot that builds suspense to a climactic finish.
Developmental Editing ServicesDevelopmental Editing Services
Transform your manuscript with our developmental editing services, meticulously addressing plot, character arcs, and thematic depth to ensure your story resonates with its fullest potential.
Copy Editing ServicesCopy Editing Services
Refine your manuscript with our book copy editing services, focusing on grammar, style, punctuation, and consistency to boost readability and ensure accuracy in every line of text.
Substantive Editing ServicesSubstantive Editing Services
Improve your book's clarity through our substantive editing services, focusing on enhancing the organization, content, and style of your writing for a more cohesive and engaging manuscript.
Line Editing ServicesLine Editing Services
Elevate your book's prose with our line editing services, carefully polishing each sentence for clarity, rhythm, and impact, crafting a seamlessly engaging reader experience.

How It Works

Have your book edited in three steps

Find Your Book Editor

Browse profiles of accomplished editing professionals.

Upload Your Manuscript

Send your files and provide any details regarding the project.

Download the Edited Version

Receive the edited manuscript before your requested due date.

What our book editors will do for you

Precision in Manuscript Editing

What our book editors will do for you

Our editors will refine your manuscript, enhancing clarity, coherence, and readability. We correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, ensure style consistency, and improve sentence structure. From developmental to copy editing, we address plot holes, character development, and narrative flow, tailoring our approach to your book’s unique needs. Trust us to polish your work, making it ready for the eyes of publishers and readers alike.

Elevating your book to meet publishing standards

Your Pathway to Publication

Elevating your book to meet publishing standards

Our editors excel in fine-tuning manuscripts to captivate the interest of major publishing houses and indie publishers alike. By enhancing narrative flow, deepening character development, and ensuring structural coherence, we elevate and broaden your book's appeal. Focusing on market trends and editorial standards, we strategically align your manuscript to stand out amongst the crowd, significantly boosting its publication potential.

An editor for every book genre

Subject Matter Experts

An editor for every book genre

At ServiceScape, our marketplace is brimming with editors who bring a wealth of qualifications, experience, and specialized expertise to your project. Whether you're crafting an autobiography, weaving a fantasy novel, offering self-help guidance, or sharing Christian literature, we have the perfect editor for you. Each editor’s profile showcases their years of experience, educational background, and successful projects, ensuring you find someone who truly understands your genre and can elevate your book to its highest potential.

Our guarantee of book editing excellence

Uncompromised Quality

Our guarantee of book editing excellence

We stand behind the quality of our editing services with a steadfast commitment to excellence and client satisfaction. Our rigorous quality assurance process includes detailed revision policies and satisfaction guarantees, ensuring that every manuscript we edit meets the highest standards. Editors in our marketplace are vetted for their expertise and dedication to quality, offering you peace of mind that your project is in expert hands, guaranteed to fulfill your expectations.

Clear-cut book editing rates for every budget

Affordable Editing Within Reach

Clear-cut book editing rates for every budget

Our editors' prices are clearly displayed within their profile, ensuring you can easily align our book editing services with your budget. With a pricing model that depends solely on your project's due date and not on your subject, your writing proficiency, or level of editing requested, we eliminate the confusion of multi-tiered pricing systems. No matter what your book editing project entails, our consistent rate structure guarantees affordability without surprises.

Ensuring that your book is ready when you need it

Meeting Your Deadlines

Ensuring that your book is ready when you need it

At ServiceScape, we know that timing is everything in the journey to publication. Our professional editors will meet your deadlines, efficiently handling both rapid turnarounds and longer-term editing projects, with unwavering attention to detail. We pledge to deliver your edited manuscript within your timeframe, ensuring that your edited version is ready on time, every time without sacrificing quality.

Contact your editor anytime about anything

Communicate With Your Book Editor

Contact your editor anytime about anything

When it comes to effective manuscript editing, open and continuous communication is key. We enable direct, meaningful dialogue with your editor via messages and teleconferencing to discuss your narrative, receive feedback, and brainstorm ideas. This ensures your voice and intentions are fully understood, making the editing process a collaborative effort that not only clarifies your vision but also enriches your manuscript.

Our Editor Marketplace

Choose your own book editor

With ServiceScape, you can handpick your own book editor from a curated selection of skilled professionals.

Many of our book editors:

  • Hold Ph.D. or Master's degrees
  • Offer decades of book editing experience
  • Have hundreds of client ratings and reviews
  • Are experts across a wide range of genres
Find Your Book Editor

2,277 Client Reviews
87,364 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska


478 Client Reviews
23,849 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois


2,369 Client Reviews
51,842 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan


443 Client Reviews
23,324 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley


121 Client Reviews
4,084 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of California


1,330 Client Reviews
81,686 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island


7,471 Client Reviews
277,028 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina


662 Client Reviews
20,599 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University


640 Pages Edited

Editor at Schiffer Publishing


190 Client Reviews
14,009 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge


34 Client Reviews
1,880 Pages Edited

M.A. in Childhood Education from Hunter College


31 Client Reviews
852 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii


22 Client Reviews
626 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Nella Media Group


326 Client Reviews
10,019 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina


185 Client Reviews
5,883 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from McMaster University


538 Pages Edited

B.S. in Communications from California State Polytechnic University


990 Client Reviews
65,364 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing


2,270 Client Reviews
54,277 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law


2,421 Client Reviews
104,627 Pages Edited

Writer at PBS


825 Client Reviews
29,637 Pages Edited

Director at Aetna

Our Testimonials and Experience

What we bring to the table

ServiceScape is built on 24 years worth of experience, working on over 341,000 projects with over 98,000 clients. Our book editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 2,992 reviews. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

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126,336 Rated Projects
Alessia Moretti
Alessia MorettiGraduate Student

"My freelancer's attention to detail and commitment to quality exceeded my expectations. Every aspect of the project was handled with utmost professionalism."

Jasper van der Meer
Jasper van der MeerFaculty Member

"I was amazed by the promptness and efficiency of the person I hired. The project was completed well ahead of the deadline, without compromising on quality."

Emily Johnson
Emily JohnsonPublished Author

"The level of creativity and innovation in his approach was outstanding. He truly transformed my ideas into something extraordinary!"

Olivia Brown
Olivia BrownTeacher

"Exceptional service! The professional was incredibly responsive and attentive to all my requirements, making the entire process seamless and enjoyable."

Sarah Miller
Sarah MillerSenior Executive Publisher

"I highly recommend her services. The professionalism and expertise displayed by the freelancer were top-notch, and the results were simply superb."

Jean Kabila
Jean KabilaAttorney

"The quality of work delivered was impeccable. Every detail was carefully considered and executed to perfection. Absolutely thrilled with the service!"

Anke Verbeek
Anke VerbeekEntrepreneur

"Her ability to understand and adapt to my specific needs was remarkable. The final product was exactly what I was hoping for, and more."

Eduardo Ramirez
Eduardo RamirezData Analyst

"Prompt, professional, and passionate about her work. She went above and beyond to ensure the project's success."

Lukas Schmidt
Lukas SchmidtCulinary Director

"The service was outstanding from start to finish. Communication was clear and frequent, keeping me in the loop at every stage."

Jingwei Zhang
Jingwei ZhangProfessor

"Truly impressed by the quick turnaround time. This professional managed to deliver a high-quality result in a remarkably short period."

Aditi Verma
Aditi VermaMechanical Engineer

"His commitment is evident in his work. He made sure I was completely happy with the final outcome."

Felix Weber
Felix WeberProject Director

"A blend of professionalism, skill, and creativity. This individual brought a fresh perspective to the project that was both inspiring and effective."

Ryan Fletcher
Ryan FletcherTherapist

"The freelancer's expertise in his field is unmatched. He provided invaluable insights and suggestions that greatly enhanced the project."

Elif Deniz Yılmaz
Elif Deniz YılmazAssociate Professor

"I appreciated his attention to detail and dedication to delivering a product that not only met, but exceeded my expectations."

Irfan Hisham Kamarul
Irfan Hisham KamarulAssociate Professor

"Her approach to the project was both thorough and innovative. She managed to capture the essence of my vision perfectly. Thank you so much!"

Bram Visser
Bram VisserResearcher

"Remarkable service! The quality of work was consistently high, and her ability to meet tight deadlines was impressive."

Learn More About Our Editing Services

The ServiceScape Advantage

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When you choose ServiceScape for your editing project, we guarantee that the result will be high-quality writing that's 100% error-free, delivered on time every time.

Your Questions, Answered


What will be corrected?

At ServiceScape, our book editing services are crafted to refine every aspect of your manuscript, ensuring it stands out in the publishing world:

  • Comprehensive Language Refinement: Correcting grammar, syntax, and sentence structure for polished and professional prose.
  • Punctuation and Spelling Precision: Addressing spelling mistakes and punctuation errors, vital for readability and a professional presentation.
  • Detailed Editing: Focusing on the finer details of language to remove typographical errors and inconsistencies for a flawless finish.
  • Style and Voice Refinement: Customizing the manuscript's style and voice to resonate with its genre and audience, enriching the reading experience.
  • Copyediting for Consistency: Ensuring consistency in style, terminology, and formatting throughout the manuscript to maintain coherence.
  • Feedback and Recommendations: Offering constructive feedback and specific recommendations for improvements to elevate the quality of your work.
  • Adherence to Publishing Standards: Guiding your manuscript to comply with the specific standards and expectations of your chosen publishing path, be it through traditional publishers, indie platforms, or self-publishing avenues.
  • Manuscript Formatting for Submission or Publication: Tailoring the manuscript's presentation, including layout and formatting, to match the precise submission or publication specifications required, across print and digital formats.
  • Narrative Structure Enhancement: Revising the manuscript's framework to improve pacing, plot progression, and thematic expression, making your story engaging and coherent.
  • Blurb Writing and Optimization: Crafting or refining a compelling book blurb or back cover description to attract readers.
  • Genre Conformity and Innovation: Ensuring the manuscript aligns with genre expectations while encouraging innovative elements that set your book apart.
  • Market Alignment Evaluation: Assessing the manuscript's alignment with current market trends and reader preferences to boost its commercial appeal.
  • Reader Engagement Strategies: Implementing techniques to increase reader engagement and emotional investment throughout your book.
  • Dialogue Optimization: Revitalizing dialogue to feel authentic and impactful, crucial for character and plot development.
  • Character Arc Development: Intensifying the complexity and growth of characters to enhance reader connection and drive the narrative.
  • Sensitivity Reading: Evaluating the manuscript for cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and representation, offering insights for improvement.
  • Worldbuilding Analysis: For fiction, enhancing the depth and believability of your story's setting and world.
  • Non-Fiction Clarity: For non-fiction, ensuring arguments, explanations, and data are presented clearly and persuasively.

Our editors, equipped with vast experience and an eye for detail, dedicate themselves to elevating your manuscript above industry standards. Choosing ServiceScape means partnering with professionals committed to your book's success in the competitive world of publishing.

Which publishers have published books written by ServiceScape clients?

ServiceScape editors have proudly contributed to the publication success of authors across a wide range of genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Our clients' works have been accepted by various publishing houses, including:

  • Penguin Random House
  • HarperCollins
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Oxford University Press
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Tor Books
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Wiley
  • SAGE Publishing
  • Elsevier
  • Routledge
  • Hachette Book Group
  • McGraw-Hill Education
  • Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Baen Books
  • Berkley Books
  • Hay House
  • Zondervan
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Algonquin Books
  • Chronicle Books
  • Candlewick Press
  • Peachtree Publishers
  • InterVarsity Press
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • The MIT Press
  • Beacon Press
  • DK Publishing
  • Jossey-Bass
How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to hire, and clicking on the "Hire Me" button. After your payment method has been processed, your editor will get to work and will deliver the edited version before your due date.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each editor's profile. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button.

How fast can you edit my writing?

Our fastest delivery option is one hour using our Express Delivery service.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to request a free sample from, and clicking on the "Free Sample" button. If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I send a message to an editor?

You can send a message to an editor by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to contact, and clicking on the "Send Message" button. We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I schedule a teleconference with an editor?

You can schedule a teleconference call by just browsing our marketplace of editors, clicking on the "View Profile" button of an editor you want to contact, and clicking on the "Teleconference" button. We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for editors?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most editor profiles. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read thousands of ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi.

In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the editors have done in the past?

Many editors have portfolios which feature their editing. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to view these edited versions.

Do you provide editing certifications?

Yes, we provide editing certifications. Simply request the document when you hire an editor. When your project is delivered, you can download the editing certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally edited by a ServiceScape editor.

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