Do you need an editor or proofreader to help you polish your book?
Below is an editors and proofreaders list that may provide indie/self-published authors and indie publishers a place to start in their search for editing assistance. Editor Deb Hartwell has a terrific article on our site on what to consider when choosing and working with a freelance editor. It’s well worth reading as you consider the list of editors on this page.
Inkspokes does not endorse any of the editorial service providers on the list. The information has generally been provided by the editors or proofreaders themselves or sent to us by readers, and we are publishing the list for informational purposes only – as a place to start in your research for finding a compatible editor or proofreader. We do not receive compensation for listing an editor or proofreader here, but, on occasion, vendors (including editors and proofreaders on the list) may pay us separately for advertising space on the sidebar or elsewhere on our site.
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Editors and Proofreaders List (Updated: March 18, 2016)
|Business Logo||Name | Business Name||Contact Information||Services Offered||Experience & Background|
|Anne Victory | Victory Editing||Website||manuscript editing (including line editing and copy editing); "Oops Detection"||“I offer a wide range of services including line editing, copy editing, and ‘Oops Detection,’ which is a final pass after you have formatted your book. Full project list available; samples done upon request.”|
|Beth Lynne | BZHercules.com||Website
||editing--line, copy, developmental, conceptual; critique; proofreading; formatting for e-book and print||"Open since 2011, BZ Hercules accommodates the needs of independent and self publishing authors, and maintains low prices combined with quality services. Signature Triangulation Service and packages available. Trailers, book cover design, and logo design. One-stop service for self publishers and indie authors."|
|Bomars Ventures | Margaret Welwood||Website
||copy editing, line editing, and proofreading services for *squeaky clean* family friendly fiction and non-fiction||"I have edited picture book manuscripts, a business magazine, web copy, and a Writer's Digest award winning book. I provide a free sample edit prior to committing to a project. References available."|
|Brittany Rowland | Indie Proof Positive||Website
||proofreading; copy editing||"I have a BA in English and an MA in Professional Writing. For over two years, I have worked as a professional writer, editor, and proofreader at an educational publishing company. I am now branching out into freelance editing and proofreading for indie authors. Additionally, I am a voracious reader and am currently working on my first novel, so I am greatly familiar with the book-writing process."|
|Candace McGee | McGee Manuscript Group||Website||proofreading; content editing; copy editing; creative coaching; ghostwriting||"I work with indie authors, magazines and every day people to get their messages out to the world. I've been writing and editing for most of my life and am excited to continue helping people and businesses communicate better. Let me take a look at your manuscript and together, we'll make it shelf ready!"|
|Claudette Cruz | The Editing Sweatheart||Website
||copy editing; proofreading||"I do copy editing and proofreading and have very reasonable flat rates. Having been in business for over four years now, I've worked extensively with fantasy, as well as with science fiction, nonfiction, and blogs."|
|David Kudler | Stillpoint Digital Press||Website
||substantive and developmental editing; co-writing; copy editing and proofreading; indexing; image & quotes research and permissions||"Stillpoint Digital Press is a publisher and publishing services provider that creates fine ebook, audiobook, and print editions in genres from fiction to literary nonfiction, from memoir to poetry. It aims to provide digital publishing with a human face, offering a full range of editorial services, from editing, layout and ebook conversion to distribution and marketing."|
|Deb Hartwell | Hartwell Editing||Website
||developmental editing; copy editing / line editing; proofreading||"I have been employed in higher education publishing for over a decade now. I have experience editing in several different academic disciplines and genres (including children’s, middle-age children’s, young adult, new adult, romance and erotica, action and thriller, as well as non-fiction and true crime). Check out my website for testimonials and ask me for a quote today!"|
||proofreading||"I work as a freelance copy-editor and proofreader. Today, a proofreader must do more than spot errors, so I help writers prepare their manuscripts, ready for self-publishing as e-books and paperbacks. I also offer a critique service, perfect for any writer in fear of losing the plot!”|
|Invisible Ink Editing||Website||proofreading; copy editing; line editing; beta reading; critiquing||"Invisible Ink Editing is a network of professional editors who specialize in the independent author market. We welcome writers at all stages of the writing and editing process."|
|Jennifer Leisenheimer||Website||substantive edit; copyediting; proofreading||“I’ve spent the last 11+ years creating and editing medical reports, tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of reports, going through them with a fine-tooth comb, checking for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and accuracy, checking facts, researching names of drugs, instruments and the like, all to make absolutely sure that the patient’s medical record is accurate and correct. And believe me, I’m very good at what I do. I have an exceptional grasp of the English language, and have edited several novels for indie authors in the past few months.”|
|Julia Gibbs | JuliaProofreader||Website
||proofreading||"I have been fortunate enough to receive some very nice testimonials from my clients. Here are some recent ones." Testimonials|
|Kate Padilla | Blondie Marie||Website||provide proofreading; copy editing; content editing services||"I've been writing for newspapers and magazines for five years, and I've been keeping a book blog for six years. I also graduated with an English degree and have written and published a book of my own. I understand the experience of the indie- and self-published author, and my goal is to provide other authors with another perspective to their manuscript, to help them present the best story possible to their readers."|
|Kelly @ Chaotic Proofreading||Website
||proofreading||"I have been proofreading and editing for a group of Indie authors for the past several years. I like to be able give your work my complete focus! Attention to detail is very important to me and I always (with the exception of rush jobs) read your work through twice to double check for errors."|
||developmental editing; query letter critique||"I most recently worked as a senior editor for Penguin's New American Library (NAL), where I helped launch Obsidian, their dedicated mystery imprint. Besides running the day-to-day operations of Obsidian, I edited approximately 30 original titles per year. I was also in charge of NAL's movie/television tie-in program and edited numerous original novels based on TV programs such as Burn Notice, The Unit, Criminal Minds, and Psych. Crime fiction is my specialty, but I have worked with a variety of authors in my 10+ years in book publishing, including many national bestsellers and award winners." More information here.|
|M. Leigh | Leigh Edits||Website
||query critique; submission package; substantive edit; detailed line edit; full edit; copy editing||"I'm a freelance editor and published author with a BA in Creative Writing. I have experience editing in freelance work and with traditional publishers, combing the slush for potential clients and working closely with contracted authors. You can see just a sample of authors I've worked with on my Testimonials page."|
||editorial review; developmental editing; copy editing; line editing||"My nose is always in a manuscript, my red pen of doom not far behind. Literary Ninja, High Priestess of Punctuation to the Grammatical Goddess, and Defender of the Oxford Comma. Hemingway lover and gin enthusiast." Resume|
||substantive editing; proofreading||"I have experience with editing full-length books, as well as academic papers, and my eye for detail enables me to catch small mistakes and typos. Because I maintain a book review blog, in which I review the overall plot, structure, and clarity of the books I read, I also have plenty of experience in making sure that a written piece flows well as a whole.
Because I take on few projects at a time, I am able to offer personal attention and up-to-the-minute feedback. You can have as much or as little participation in the editing process as you’d like—it’s up to you!"
|Parisa Zolfaghari | Little Alien||Website
||content editing; proofreading; ebook design and formatting; print design||"My love for books began with a bedtime story in the form of a 12th century Arthurian tale. I took that love with me, got myself a degree in Publishing, and took New York by storm. Over the past ten years, I've edited numerous books (both fiction and nonfiction) as both a freelancer and a content editor at one of the big five. My main goal in editing is to help authors create their best possible book and to grow as a writer. You can see what some authors have said about me here."|
|Scribendi||Website||critique; editing; proofreading; query package||"Scribendi.com was founded in 1997 as one of the world’s first online editing and proofreading companies. Based in Ontario, Canada, the company’s primary goal is to provide clients with fast, reliable, and affordable revision services."|
||copy editing; proofreading||"Regardless of how well one writes, having a second pair of eyes to look over documents is a service everyone can benefit from. Tamika's copy editing and proofreading services include everything from organization and sentence structure to tense and grammatical mistakes."|
|Victoria Bright | Edits and Formatting By V||Website
||line and content editing; book formatting||"I have been editing for self-publishing authors as a freelancer for a year now. I didn’t decide to open my own steady business until September of 2013, a few months after I published my own book, Love Unbroken. It’s the best decision I have made thus far! I have an eagle eye that picks up on grammar and punctuation errors. Allow me to give your manuscript the red carpet treatment it deserves by booking me today!"|