Book Editing

Sometimes all a manuscript needs is a final edit to bring it up to publication standards.

Today’s busy literary agent or publisher won’t read past the first page of your manuscript if it’s littered with typos, punctuation errors, misspellings, or poor sentence structure. Instead, the agent or publisher will heave a sigh, toss your manuscript into the “Reject” box, and reach for the next one from the stack on his or her desk.

You don’t want your hard work dismissed so casually, do you?

I’ll fix the errors, polish the prose, and create a new manuscript in electronic form. You’ll have a manuscript you can be proud of, and the literary agent or publisher will be impressed.

My fee for book editing ranges from $40 to $50 per thousand words, depending on how much work is needed. Turnaround time is usually eight to ten weeks.

For a free edit quote, click here to contact me. I’ll take a look and let you know exactly what the editing will cost and when it will be completed.

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What clients are saying:

First let me say thanks so much. It’s a bit frustrating to me that others use me to “edit” their stories sometimes, and although far from a professional like you, I’m generally well received when I do it. Except, of course, when I’m trying to review my own work and fail miserably. It’s like I know it too well and look write through the writing to the story underlying. So again, thanks so much for picking up the grammar and tense and paragraph placement and all of the other fun stuff that comes with a DeFazio “masterpiece.”

Christopher DeFazio
author of crime novel Last Chance

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Questions about how my editing services can help you sell your book to a major publisher? Call me at (505) 796-6895 or Click here to send me a message.


What clients are saying:

The help and guidance you offered during the rewrite was invaluable. I can’t think of anything else you could have done to help in the final editing and proofing process. Maybe the best I can say is that you were a joy to work with. I look forward to you taking a look at my next manuscript.

Art Bollinger
author of science fiction novel Cutler’s Pride

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