Novel Editing and Proofreading Services

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Explore our network of curated novel editors. Specializing in various genres and styles, we ensure a perfect fit for your novel's unique voice and narrative.

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Let our editors fine-tune your novel

Professional Novel Editing

Let our editors fine-tune your novel

Our experienced novel editors carefully adjust your story, focusing on improving clarity and flow. They will not only correct grammar, spellings, and punctuation, but also enhance character development, plot structure, and dialogue. By offering constructive feedback throughout the process, they help clarify your ideas and ensure your narrative is thoughtful and well formed, making your manuscript the very best it can be.

Building your narrative through partnership

Enhancing Your Story Together

Building your narrative through partnership

Our novel editing process thrives on working together, ensuring you have a direct line to your editor for feedback, discussions, and brainstorming. Through a mix of messaging and video calls, we dive deep into your narrative, providing a platform for you to share your vision and intentions. This collaborative approach not only sharpens your ideas but also enriches your manuscript, keeping your unique voice at the forefront of every edit.

Our editors understand your novel's world

Tailored Expertise for Your Story

Our editors understand your novel's world

Our novel editors possess extensive practical experience across most literary genres, including fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery, and horror. Each editor is deeply familiar with the conventions, expectations, and evolving trends within their specialty, ensuring your story not only meets but exceeds genre standards. Let us fine-tune your manuscript so it truly resonates with its intended audience.

Elevate your novel's appeal to publishers

Enhancing Publishability

Elevate your novel's appeal to publishers

Our editors specialize in transforming your draft into a polished manuscript that captures the attention of publishers. By tightening thematic coherence, elevating narrative voice, and ensuring consistency in worldbuilding, we significantly increase your novel's chances of being accepted. Additionally, we align your manuscript with current market trends, making strategic adjustments to appeal to specific publishing niches.

Tailored novel editing for your unique voice

Crafting Your Novel, Your Way

Tailored novel editing for your unique voice

Our novel editors champion a personalized approach that goes beyond the usual one-size-fits-all methodology. Our services are tailored to align with your individual needs and aspirations, ensuring that each edit amplifies your manuscript's unique voice and vision. By understanding the nuances of your story, we facilitate edits that highlight the distinctiveness of your narrative, fostering a manuscript that deeply engages.

How It Works

Have your novel edited in three steps

Find Your Novel Editor

Browse profiles of accomplished editing professionals.

Upload Your Novel

Send your files and provide any details regarding the project.

Download the Edited Version

Receive the edited novel before your requested due date.

Our Editor Marketplace

Choose your own novel editor

With ServiceScape, you can select your novel editor from our curated list of experienced professionals.

Many of our novel editors:

  • Hold Ph.D. or Master's degrees
  • Offer decades of novel editing experience
  • Have hundreds of client ratings and reviews
  • Are experts across a wide range of genres
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4,535 Client Reviews
243,660 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia


538 Pages Edited

B.S. in Communications from California State Polytechnic University


223 Client Reviews
14,874 Pages Edited

Director of Communications at the Yale Center


990 Client Reviews
65,365 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing


1,330 Client Reviews
81,692 Pages Edited

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


106 Client Reviews
3,046 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University


479 Client Reviews
23,943 Pages Edited

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


185 Client Reviews
5,883 Pages Edited

M.A. in English from McMaster University


294 Client Reviews
14,780 Pages Edited

Editor at Elsevier Inc.


190 Client Reviews
14,023 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge


2,369 Client Reviews
51,842 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan


77 Client Reviews
2,625 Pages Edited

M.F.A. in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College


640 Pages Edited

Editor at Schiffer Publishing


46 Client Reviews
747 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from Brigham Young University


2,422 Client Reviews
104,645 Pages Edited

Writer at PBS


724 Client Reviews
39,288 Pages Edited

Professor at Marylhurst University


121 Client Reviews
4,084 Pages Edited

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


186 Client Reviews
4,753 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Music History from the University of Chicago


825 Client Reviews
29,637 Pages Edited

Director at Aetna


34 Client Reviews
1,880 Pages Edited

M.A. in Childhood Education from Hunter College

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 novel editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 90 reviews collected over the last 5 years. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

Overall Average Rating
126,362 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."

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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 novel editing services are designed to enhance every aspect of your story, making it ready for publishing:

  • Character Development: Enhancing character arcs, motivations, and relationships to create compelling and memorable characters.
  • Plot Structuring and Pacing: Refining plot structure for optimal flow and pacing, ensuring your story maintains tension and interest throughout.
  • Dialogue Refinement: Polishing dialogue to ensure it's natural, character-specific, and drives the story forward.
  • Worldbuilding Enhancement: Expanding and deepening the setting and world of your novel, making it immersive and believable.
  • Genre-Specific Editing: Tailoring edits to adhere to and innovate within genre conventions, whether it's fantasy, romance, horror, mystery, or science fiction.
  • Thematic Clarity: Clarifying and strengthening the themes of your novel, ensuring they resonate with readers.
  • Narrative Voice Consistency: Ensuring a consistent and engaging narrative voice that aligns with the perspective and tone of your novel.
  • Comprehensive Language Refinement: Correcting grammar, syntax, and sentence structure for polished prose that reads professionally.
  • Feedback and Recommendations: Providing constructive feedback and actionable recommendations to elevate your novel's quality and readiness for publication.
  • Manuscript Formatting for Submission: Preparing your manuscript's presentation, including layout and formatting, for submission to agents and publishers.
  • Market Alignment and Appeal: Analyzing your novel's alignment with current market trends and reader preferences to increase its commercial potential.
  • Reader Engagement Strategies: Implementing techniques to captivate readers, ensuring emotional investment and sustained interest.
  • Sensitivity Reading: Offering insights on cultural sensitivity, inclusivity, and representation to enhance the universal appeal of your story.

Our dedicated team of editors, with their extensive experience and keen understanding of the novel landscape, commit to bringing your narrative to its highest potential.

Which publishers have published stories written by ServiceScape clients?

ServiceScape editors have contributed to the publication success of many fiction authors. Our clients' stories have been accepted by many publishing houses, including:

  • Penguin Random House
  • HarperCollins
  • Tor Books
  • Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Macmillan Publishers
  • Hachette Book Group
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Akashic Books
  • Gollancz
  • Baen Books
  • DAW Books
  • Algonquin Books
  • Graywolf Press
  • Grove Atlantic
  • Canongate Books
  • Atlantic Books
  • Faber & Faber
  • Soho Press
  • Candlewick Press
  • Harlequin Enterprises
  • Seven Stories Press
  • City Lights Publishers
  • St. Martin's Press
  • Quirk Books
  • Oneworld Publications
  • Serpent's Tail
  • The New Press
  • Europa Editions
  • Tin House Books
  • Zephyr Books
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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