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"The second most-frequent writing request, after books, is for school papers.  We respond to all such queries by refusing to help a student cheat himself (or herself) out of an education."
David Leonhardt of The Happy Guy Marketing, as quoted in Maclean's

What sets our book editors apart: Our minds remain on the big picture while our eyes focus on the details.

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There is nothing that says "amateur" like misspellings, poor grammar or disconnects in a text. A publisher, literary agent or book reviewer will ignore your manuscript if the writing is under par, even if your content is phenomenal. Fortunately, it is so easy to head off instant failure before it happens by hiring a professional manuscript editor or proofreader for your book.

"Make sure your words get your manuscript read."

What our manuscript proofreaders and editors do for you

PROOFREADING: Let's begin with the basics. We can proofread your manuscript for you:

  • correct spelling
  • correct grammar and syntax
  • correct punctuation and capitalization
  • correct word usage (Do you know when to use "that" and when to use "which"?)

Of course "correct" might include slang or colloquialisms, depending on the nature of your audience and the subject of your book.

We go beyond simple proofreading. We also ensure consistency. For example, if some chapters of your book are written in very formal language, you probably don't want other chapters written more colloquially.

Similarly, if you use USA spellings, such as "center" and "honor" in your manuscript, you don't want to suddenly insert UK or Canadian spellings, such as "centre" or "honour". And if you refer to a car in some places, an automobile in others and an auto in still others, you might prefer to have some consistency.

EDITING: Our manuscript editors can do all this, PLUS we can add vigor to your text. Some adjectives and adverbs add a little bit extra life, but a few well-placed action verbs or powerful analogies can breathe much more life into your manuscript.

Editing services in high demand

As you can see by this graph, there are a lot of people just like you wanting to perfect their manuscripts:

 

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Our manuscript proofreading rates are $20/1000 words and our manuscript copy-editing rates are $30/1000 words, with a minimum $100 charge. This price does depend on the condition of your text, and certain types of texts require more work and therefore a higher charge applies: academic texts, scientific, medical, etc.

Samples of books we have written or edited

Just a few samples of those books we are proud to have been involved in...

Our clients speak out.

Maya - novelist

Oh wow, I am crying. It is beautiful. And I am not just saying that because it is my book and all. It flows smoothly. I am pleased. I am confident I will land a contract with that. Now I feel confident. I didn't feel that confidence before with my manuscript. Being a writer, I know that my manuscript didn't have the smoothness I was aiming for. Thanks so much.

Toni - author, Alabama Blue

Debra is exactly the person/editor/lady I was looking for. She is not re-writing my book, she's making it better. I took 98%+ of her suggestions on my first fifty pages. I am very pleased and inspired. I LOVE WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH ALABAMA BLUE.

Marcia Applegate - author, Now & Then: The Waiting

I feel right now as if my book is already published and you have written the first--and best--review it could have... All I can say is, thank you! for your professional editing and your wonderful words... Again, I couldn't be more pleased with your work, and your reaction to the novel itself has given me a great deal of inspiration to continue on to publication.

Gabriel Sinki - Christian author

I can't thank you enough for the excellent job you did. The article flows like a symphony... Of all the editors that did help me out - in my other publications - you are the best. I am very happy that I found you. and grateful for David that he recommended you. I will now submit the article for publication and if accepted I will hand you the book for your editing.

You want your manuscript editor to deliver text to your requirements. Let us edit your book manuscript to convey the message you want to deliver.

Looking to find a manuscript editor?

If you are looking for a freelance manuscript editor for your book, report, or other project, contact The Happy Guy Marketing for a free quote. The more details you provide, the better we can serve you:

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