Book Editing Services

Elevate your manuscript to literary greatness with our expert book editing services.

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Our Book Editors Are Professional And Experienced

To make sure your author experience is fulfilled, we bring professional and expert book editors on board so that you can receive expert services in a convenient way. Our book editors have worked with renowned industry names and have served decades in the publishing industry to polish their skills.
To provide you with a book draft that is edited perfectly, we carefully go through each page of your book, scan the lines, and remove all the unattractive-looking texts so that your story can shine through the pages of your book.

Choose the Book Editing Service You Need

Book editing is crucial to purify your book drafts from all the major and minor errors and make sure your story flows convincingly. Our book editing service features include.
  • Developmental editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Editorial assessment
  • Manuscript critique

Hire Professional Book Editors

Looking for a professional and committed book editor who makes your book look perfect? Join our expert team of book editors who are qualified in providing all-around book & ebook editing services.

Choose the right editing service for you


character-by-character review
3 $ per page
  • Proofreading sample available for viewing
  • Comprehensive final review for precision
  • Spell-check and punctuation review
  • Intensive grammar audit
  • Estimated Timeline: 6-8 days
  • Experienced proofreaders ensuring quality
  • Formatting and layout verification
  • Suggestions for clarity and coherence
  • Confidentiality and document security guaranteed

Copy/Line Editing

Word-by-word mechanical edit
5 $ per page
  • View samples of our Copy Editing and Line Editing work
  • Thorough word-by-word mechanical edit
  • Inspection of word choice, syntax, and overall writing style
  • Spelling, punctuation, and grammar check
  • Intensive review of plot, pacing, and overall structural elements
  • Assessment of transition elements and writing flow
  • Audit of tone, style, and character development
  • Voice consistency maintenance
  • Basic proofreading for error correction
  • Editor's notes and comments for improvement
  • Adherence to the Chicago Manual of Style guidelines
  • Estimated Timeline: 7-10 days (depending on the complexity of the project)

Developmental Editing

Line-by-line stylistic editing
7 $ per page
  • View developmental editing samples
  • Comprehensive analysis of structure, plot, and character development
  • Feedback on story arc, pacing, and narrative flow
  • Evaluation of thematic consistency and coherence
  • Suggestions for enhancing suspense and tension
  • Examination of character motivations and relationships
  • Guidance on improving dialogue and voice
  • Review of world-building and descriptions
  • Recommendations for engaging storytelling techniques
  • Assistance with restructuring and reorganization
  • Identification of plot holes and inconsistencies
  • Readability improvements and minor error correction
  • Adherence to a style guide or genre conventions
  • Estimated Timeline: 10-14 days

How the book editing process works at GWS

Submit your Request
Fill out the editing request form on our website. Provide details about your project, including manuscript length and desired editing services.
Receive Customized Quote and Make Payment
Our team reviews your request and provides a tailored quote. Once you accept the quote, proceed to make payment through our secure payment system.
Editing in Progress
Our experienced editors meticulously review your manuscript. They focus on improving structure, clarity, grammar, punctuation, and consistency.
Receive and Review
Once editing is complete, you will receive the edited manuscript within the agreed timeline. Thoroughly review the edits and provide feedback.

We Turn Good Books Into Great To Ensure Poignant Text

To err is human; to let go of your editing errors is divine. Children’s book editing takes a huge amount of time and may feel like a daunting task, especially when you’ve just got done with book writing a whole manuscript. Moreover, editing your own book is great, but the second set of eyes is crucial for an objective view of your book. Leave this tricky part to us and we’ll make sure your story is dealt with professionally.
Wherever you are in your editing journey, our expert book editors will deal with your manuscript editing carefully and fix each and every mistake to polish your book. Depending on the type of editing your book needs, we’ll work on the developmental and structural aspects of your story and correct the plot, theme, characters, and dialogues. Our book editing services also include copyediting and proofreading that refine your book for traditional or self-publishing journeys.

Our Editing Services


When your book is finally free from all the major gunk, book proofreading acts as a final round of editing to fine-tune your overall message. This process includes working on typos, grammar, language, and any overlooked errors to make sure your book looks perfectly smooth and polished. Once your book has gone through all three rounds of editing, it is finally ready to be published!

Copy Editing

Also called copyediting, line editing is done to ensure your book has correct language, grammar, and punctuation. During this step, our editors also work on the consistency, repetitions, and factual accuracy of your novel editing fiction and nonfiction books. Copyediting is not the same as proofreading so make sure you don’t skip this round.

Developmental Editing

When you submit your manuscript for developmental editing, it goes through a round of major editing where our book editors work on your story, plot, characterization, structure and style. For nonfiction books, a developmental edit involves checking facts, references, and focusing on the clarity of your message. The end product is a draft-free of major errors and ready to be copyedited.

Editorial Assessment

Editorial assessment is the first overview of your book draft by our professional editors who read through the entire manuscript and offer feedback and insight related to the plot, structure, characterization, dialogue, and consistency. It is different from a comprehensive edit in that it only provides an assessment to authors who then fix the errors themselves.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is book editing important?
Book editing is an essential part of preparing a final draft. It involves different types of editing according to the extent of changes required to ensure perfection. Developmental editing deals with broad changes related to the theme and story and targets issues like individual sentences, characterization, plot holes, and the overall structure of your book. There are other forms of editing as well, such as copyediting, structural editing, and editorial assessment, each of which deals with consistency and flow so that your story becomes well-structured and engaging to be shown to publishers and read by the audience.
What is the rate for editing a book?

GWS Book Editing Prices:
Developmental editing: $7 per page
Copy/Line editing: $5 per page
Proofreading: $3 per page

What is the difference between developmental editing and copy editing?

Developmental editing addresses issues that determine how well the story has been conveyed. It focuses on the elements of storytelling to refine your ideas and make sure they fit right into the narrative of your story. From story arcs to character development to the overall structure and style of writing, developmental editing focuses on the big picture and prepares a manuscript for further editing.


Copyediting, also called line editing, looks at a manuscript from the perspective of language, grammar, punctuation, and choice of words. It is done to make sure that your draft is free from typos and inconsistencies so that it appears professional, polished, and readable by publishers and agents. Copyediting is done only after the developmental work of a book draft or manuscript has been dealt with.

What types of books qualify for editing?

Our book editors provide professional editing services for the following types of books:

  • Novels and novellas
  • Short stories
  • Nonfiction books (memoirs, biographies, self-help)
  • Scripts and screenplays
  • Ebooks
  • Chapters and excerpts
How do you select the editors for your book?

Each professional book editor has a specific set of skills and experiences that makes them better suited to serve particular clients and projects and there is no editor who is better than the other. Keeping this in mind, here are a few things to consider when finding an editor for your book:

  1. Select editors based on the genres they cover: It’s important to team up with an editor who serves the particular genre you write in. Having an editor experienced in science-fiction working with your romance manuscript probably won’t be a wise idea.
  2. Have a look at their professional experience: Some authors prefer to work with editors who have edited manuscripts for famous authors while others work best with editors who have had a successful experience with first-time authors.
  3. Decide the kind of critique you’re willing to receive: When working with an editor, you may receive blunt and straightforward advice, and you can also have a frank response from an editor. It depends on what best suits you.
  4. Ensure communication: You can choose the style of communication according to your preference. You can go for either face-to-face meetings for in-depth discussion and feedback or choose to receive weekly updates for only key points of your manuscript editing.
What if I don't like the final draft?
Not a problem. You’re most welcome to contact us and send back your final draft in case you’re not satisfied. We offer unlimited revisions for our valued clients to ensure they’re heard and dealt with carefully. Make sure you communicate your concerns in a timely fashion and tell us what changes you want. Once we know we have edited and formatted the book according to your needs, we’ll send you the revised draft. We stay with you throughout the editing process to ensure your full satisfaction.
Is your book editing service confidential?

An unprofessional editor may share the details of your project to attract new clients and breach your rights in the process. We take pride in saying that all the information and manuscripts you provide us remain strictly confidential.


We follow professional writing and publishing standards to ensure that the excerpts from your book aren’t used elsewhere without your knowledge.

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