Our Top 12 Book Editors

Make Your Book Flawless With the Help of Our Professional Editors

If you need an exceptional book editor who truly understands your subject and perspective, you have come to the right place. Our book editors know the ins and outs of the publishing industry and will enhance your manuscript to make it the very best it can be.

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1. AcadConsult

1,318 Client Reviews
80,375 Pages Edited

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

Starting at $9.99 USD per page


2. EditingExcellence

185 Client Reviews
4,478 Pages Edited

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

Starting at $4.95 USD per page


3. Precision_Editing

193 Client Reviews
7,525 Pages Edited

Professor at Syracuse University

Starting at $7.00 USD per page


4. EMThompson

417 Client Reviews
21,728 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


5. ProseTechnician

2,212 Client Reviews
84,291 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


6. EditrixJD

2,376 Client Reviews
102,514 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from Brigham Young University

Starting at $9.45 USD per page


7. hneuf

256 Pages Edited

Editor at Schiffer Publishing

Starting at $3.95 USD per page


8. EditorEnRoute

17 Client Reviews
528 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Nella Media Group

Starting at $12.00 USD per page


9. KellyC

864 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from the University of Missouri

Starting at $3.95 USD per page


10. jmelton

469 Client Reviews
22,445 Pages Edited

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

Starting at $8.50 USD per page


11. DoctorWord

2,338 Client Reviews
50,809 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan

Starting at $10.00 USD per page


12. GlassPhoenix

591 Client Reviews
18,386 Pages Edited

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

Starting at $10.95 USD per page

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What We Bring to the Table

ServiceScape is built on 23 years worth of experience, working on over 336,000 projects with over 96,000 clients. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

4.909 out of 5 Stars

123,647 Rated Projects

What makes a good book editor?

What makes an editor the right fit for your book editing project? Qualifications are one key component, but in most cases a résumé is just the tip of the iceberg.

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At ServiceScape, our book editors are more than professionals with good qualifications who can correct errors in your book. They are project partners who are willing to work with you every step of the way. They will respond to your needs, answer every question, and brainstorm with you to approach problems from new angles. They are ahead of the curve in understanding what is expected from your manuscript, and they will apply their knowledge of industry standards to ensure your book is ready for publication.

With ServiceScape, you will have a comprehensive solution tailored to the unique needs of your book project.

Use ServiceScape to find the very best book editing talent

With ServiceScape, you can browse the profiles, ratings, and reviews of professional book editors from across the world. To get a better sense of what they can offer, you can see what types of writing they have edited in the past and read samples of edited materials within their portfolios. Many of our editors have been rated hundreds or even thousands of times. With their proven track record and performance history, you can be confident that your chosen book editor will be your perfect partner in perfecting your manuscript so it is ready for publication.

In addition, our directory of editors is divided into over 15 book subdisciplines. Whether your book is a nonfiction manuscript, adventure novel, or collection of short stories, it is easy to sort our pool of editing talent to find the right editor with the right skill set. We also have editors who specialize in several manuals of style, including the Chicago Manual of Style. Just choose your style guide requirement within our directory, and you will be presented with editors who specialized in that discipline.

What if I have a question?

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With ServiceScape, it is easy to communicate with your editor before, during, and after your book editing project. If you have any questions regarding experience or expertise, the editor will answer them before you submit your manuscript, and any questions or issues that come up during the editing process will be addressed right away. Once you have received the edited version, you are welcome to continue communicating with your editor, such as to share updates on your publishing status or ask questions regarding the next best step. You can even set up a teleconference call with your book editor to talk one-on-one regarding your project. With free and open communication, we guarantee that you and your editor will be on the same page throughout the editing process.

What a ServiceScape book editor will do for you

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When you hire your book editor, the individual will start with the fundamental corrections that you would expect from a professional editor. However, ServiceScape editors believe in going further to ensure that your book is the best it can be. Our editors will make certain that your writing effectively expresses your ideas and flows effortlessly.

Your editor will leave comments in the margins for any issues that require additional clarification, highlight ambiguous or factually incorrect statements, and ensure that everything is internally consistent and ready for publication. They may even rewrite sections of your book if there is a better way to get your point across. By the time we are finished, your writing will be enhanced so your voice as an author can shine through.

Specifically, our editors will:

  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure
  • Ensure that your book adheres to any required style guide, such as the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow
  • Ensure tonal consistency
  • Enhance your word choice and vocabulary
  • Check for consistency in regional English spelling conventions, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Remove redundant and unnecessary content to focus your writing
  • Evaluate your manuscript and make sure that your ideas are fully developed
  • Offer feedback on the overall impact of the book from a reader’s perspective

No one does book editing better than ServiceScape. Start browsing now to find the perfect editor for your book.

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the editor will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the editor will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I contact an editor?

To contact an editor about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with an editor?

If you would like to speak with an editor directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

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 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.

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.

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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