Our Top 12 Children's Book Editors

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1. EditorEnRoute

17 Client Reviews
528 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Nella Media Group

Starting at $12.00 USD per page


2. Scriba

198 Client Reviews
4,132 Pages Edited

M.A. in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina

Starting at $4.95 USD per page


3. EMThompson

417 Client Reviews
21,728 Pages Edited

M.A. in Asian Studies from UC Berkeley

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


4. WickedWordsmith

1,142 Client Reviews
58,545 Pages Edited

Editor at the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Starting at $7.50 USD per page


5. shaysieg

77 Client Reviews
2,596 Pages Edited

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

Starting at $18.00 USD per page


6. Editing-Queen

1,007 Client Reviews
47,277 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from Brigham Young University

Starting at $8.50 USD per page


7. HaikuGarden

12 Client Reviews
239 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Japanese Literature from the University of Wisconsin

Starting at $4.00 USD per page


8. 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


9. ErrorProof

798 Client Reviews
27,813 Pages Edited

B.S. in Psychology from Rutgers University

Starting at $7.00 USD per page


10. Acey

1,312 Client Reviews
46,323 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $7.95 USD per page


11. IowaWriter

471 Client Reviews
32,347 Pages Edited

B.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


12. YourProfessor

4,449 Client Reviews
239,676 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia

Starting at $8.95 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.

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What makes a good children's book editor?

When it comes to finding the right editor for your children's book, qualifications and experience are important. However, in most cases, a résumé is just the tip of the iceberg. You need not only a talented editor, but also a project partner — someone who will be willing to work with you every step of the way to make your children’s book shine. That’s where we come in.

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At ServiceScape, our editors are as invested in your book's outcome as you are. 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 children's book is ready for publication.

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

Find the very best children's book editing talent

Using our platform, you can browse the profiles, ratings, and reviews of professional children’s book editors from around the world. To understand 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 children’s book editor will be your perfect partner in preparing your manuscript for publication.

What if I have a question?

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With ServiceScape, we believe in the value of open communication throughout your project. Our professionals will be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding experience or expertise before you submit your manuscript, and if you need to reach out about anything during the editing process, your chosen editor will get back to you as quickly as possible. Once you have received the edited version, you are welcome to continue communicating with your editor to ask additional questions, follow up on revisions, get feedback on further changes, or even share updates on your publishing status. You can also set up a teleconference call with your editor to talk one-on-one regarding your children's book project.

With free and open communication, we guarantee that you and your children's book editor will always be on the same page.

What a ServiceScape children's book editor will do for you

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When you hire a ServiceScape children’s book editor, the process will begin with the fundamental corrections that you would expect from any professional editor. However, ServiceScape editors believe in going further to ensure that your children’s book is the best it can be.

Your ServiceScape editor will leave comments in the margins for any issues that require additional clarification. They may even suggest rewrites if they feel there could be a more effective 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
  • Assess age appropriateness and ensure that word choice, vocabulary, and content are on target
  • Assess rhyme and meter for rhyming books
  • Recommend art and text page layout for picture books
  • 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
  • Check for consistency in regional English spelling conventions, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Recommend removing 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

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