What Is Online Book Editing?


A book must go through many stages of development before it is ready to be published, and unless you are an established author who has an in-house editor supplied to you by a publisher, online book editing services are a vital step in this difficult process. Professional editing services can help you get your book into the shape it needs to be to make it to the shelves in the first place.

There are many online services available to writers to help them during the creation stages. These include online dictionaries, thesauruses, writing software, and interactive writing workshops and critique groups. All of these can be useful to varying degrees – depending on your personal writing style, habits, strengths and weaknesses, or on the experience of the writing group.

However, hiring an online editing service is where the professional development of your manuscript begins. This is the most difficult stage: getting the book you have worked and reworked into marketable shape, ready to be sent to agents and publishers or direct to the self-published marketplace. Professional online editors provide a fresh set of eyes to catch any mistakes, typos, or plot inconsistencies before you send your manuscript out into the competitive professional world, where multitudes of manuscripts are vying for attention and where competition is fierce.

This stage can include further developmental work on the story – finding plot holes or character inconsistencies – or it may be restricted to line-by-line editing, which involves checking each sentence and paragraph to ensure everything is spelled correctly and makes sense grammatically.

Hiring a professional editor is essential to the success of your book. Your book should stand out for the content and for the effort you have put into it, not for embarrassing mistakes or plot inconsistencies that weren’t spotted in time.  A professional editing service ensures that everything – from format to story content, right down to every little detail – is perfect, meaning you can finally relax and simply enjoy feeling proud of your finished product.

Frequently Asked Questions

First Editing is equipped to edit ANY type of document you can write! Over the past 10 years, we’ve perfected tens of thousands of manuscripts, books, ebooks, theses, dissertations, essays, letters, websites, articles, scripts, business proposals, poetry, and more! Let us transform your draft into a perfectly edited masterpiece! Click HERE for a FREE sample edit and price quote…
Projects less than 50 pages are completed in just 2-3 business days. Longer documents (manuscripts, dissertations, etc.) require 7-10 business days depending on their length. If you order multiple documents totaling 50+ pages, they can all still be completed in the standard 3 day timeframe since each document may be assigned to a different editing team simultaneously. Additionally, 1-2 day rush services are also available. See our order form for more details.
Professional editors of successfully published books, journals, articles, and more are working around the clock to ensure your editing is letter-perfect and delivered according to your deadline. Each editor has a minimum of TEN years worth of professional writing & editing experience. Show us some of YOUR writing and we’ll send YOU a FREE editing sample!
First Editing is one of the very few online editing services that GUARANTEES client satisfaction! If there is ANYTHING about our work with which you are not 100% satisfied, we will correct it at no additional charge. First Editing is also the ONLY service of its kind to GUARANTEE on-time completion. We NEVER miss a deadline…EVER!! Read more about our Editing Satisfaction Guarantee.
Our basic rates vary from just 1 U.S. cent per word to just over 3 U.S. cents per word. Most basic copy editing that does not require rush delivery costs between $0.0097 and $0.013 USD per word (approximately one cent per word). Larger orders often cost even less. Factors influencing your total price are document type, length of manuscript, turnaround time required, & level of editing required. For a free, no-obligation price quote, CLICK HERE.

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