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The status of your manuscript and where you are in the writing process determines your editing needs.

If you are unsure, we can review your manuscript and offer a professional recommendation at no charge!

 

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Our fiction editors have professional experience & proven success

Our professional book editors have advanced degrees and extensive experience in book writing, proofreading and novel editing. The editors on our team also have a solid history of successfully published books, stories, and novels.

We are confident enough in their work to offer a FREE FICTION EDITING SAMPLE if you email us a portion of your writing.

Editing services do not include formatting to set margins, spacing, font, and font size. Please add the Formatting in Word additional service if you wish to receive formatting.

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Levels of Fiction Editing Services for Books & Novels

  • Fiction Books
  • Novels
  • Poetry
  • Children’s Books
  • Science Fiction
  • Romance
  • Black Genre / Urban Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Chapter Synopsis
  • Book Jacket Cover
  • Author’s Bio
  • And more…
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Copy Editing

Order a Copy Edit LAST before formatting and publishing.

Recommended ONLY for confident fiction writers who have completed multiple revisions and are prepared to begin formatting

Necessary as your FINAL Story Edit after all Line Edit revisions are complete

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Line Editing

Order a Line Edit as your final REVISION before sharing publicly or distributing your novel.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers

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StoryCoach Editing

Order a StoryCoach Edit to achieve confidence that your story is strong. Get the most COMPREHENSIVE EDIT available. Extensive feedback!

Recommended for Coaching & FEEDBACK. Get an in-depth Development Edit to better structure and develop your story.

Necessary for REVISING, organizing and presenting your narrative. Get assistance with content editing and an extensive assessment of your plot.

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LAST PROOFREAD

Only request professional Copy Editing services as your FINAL EDIT when planning NO revisions to your story.

Recommended ONLY for confident fiction writers who have completed multiple revisions and are prepared to begin formatting

Necessary as your FINAL Story Edit after all Line Edit revisions are complete

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BASIC REVISIONS

Seek professional Line Editing services as the MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL EDIT AFTER YOUR STRUCTURAL REVISIONS as necessary before seeking beta readers, reviews, or agent submissions.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM Story Edit revision before submitting to literary agents or beta readers

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STRUCTURAL REVIEW

Get professional Content Editing services as a COMPREHENSIVE EDIT and help for your writing skills. Receive structural revisions while referencing your characters, plot, or story arc needs.

Recommended for an IN-DEPTH Content Edit to better organize and polish your writing

Necessary level of HELP REQUIRED when your writing has extensive issues with English grammar, comprehension, clarity, or structure

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SUBSTANTIVE EDIT, CRITIQUE & INSTRUCTIONS

Start with Developmental StoryCoach Editing. Get an in-depth CONTENT EDIT, SUMMARY LETTER, and STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS. Receive virtual Book Coaching and follow-up inside our StoryCoach software for two-months. Complete the content revisions to make your story great!

Recommended for Coaching & FEEDBACK. Get an in-depth Development Edit to better structure and develop your story.

Necessary for REVISING, organizing and presenting your narrative. Get assistance with content editing and an extensive assessment of your plot.

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Professional Nonfiction Editing Services

The Nonfiction Editors contracted by First Editing have advanced degrees with extensive experience in writing, proofreading, and editing.

Plus, they have a successful history of published books, manuals, online content, and articles!

Truly, they represent some of the best nonfiction book editors online! We are confident enough in their work to offer FREE PROFESSIONAL EDITING SAMPLES to anyone who sends us their manuscript.

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Nonfiction Editing Services & Proofreading for business and more...

  • Biographies and Memoirs
  • eBooks for Promotion, Authority, and Profit
  • Manuals, Worksheets, and Cheat Sheets
  • Swipe Copy and Templates
  • Online Courses, Seminars, and Summits
  • Press Releases and Public Relations Materials
  • Blogs, Articles, eZines, and Newsletters
  • Case Studies and White Papers
  • Advertising and Marketing Copy
  • Business Proposals & RFPs
  • Teaching and Training Manuals
  • Media Kits
  • Executive Bios
  • Company Fact Sheets
  • Website Content
  • Catalogues, Brochures, and Flyers
  • Direct Mail Content
  • Query Letters
  • Reference Guides
  • And more…
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Copy Editing

Order a Copy Edit LAST before formatting and publishing.

Recommended ONLY for confident writers after completing all revisions and preparing to format

Necessary as your FINAL edit before publishing and as a formatting check before distribution

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Line Editing

Order a Line Edit as your final REVISION before sharing publicly or distributing your manuscript.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM edit before submitting to organizers, agents, and publishing houses

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Book Coaching

Order a Package Edit to achieve confidence that you are READY to share your manuscript publicly.

Recommended as a COMPLETE editorial service. Get a Content Edit, feedback and a final Copy Edit.

Necessary MULTIPLE EDITS organizing and presenting your ideas. Get assistance with the English language and an extensive assessment of structure.

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LAST PROOFREAD

Only request professional Copy Editing services when planning NO revisions as it is your FINAL EDIT.

Basic Copy Editing includes checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation for accuracy; ensuring consistency in your writing, word choices, style, and compositional spacing; and eliminating jargon and repetitious words.

Recommended ONLY for confident writers after you complete all revisions and prepare to format

Necessary as your FINAL edit before publishing and as a formatting check before distribution

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BASIC REVISIONS

Seek professional Line Editing services as the MINIMUM PROFESSIONAL EDIT AFTER YOUR STRUCTURAL REVISIONS as necessary before seeking beta readers, reviews, or agent submissions.

Recommended BEFORE sharing, distribution, review or publication

Necessary MINIMUM edit before submitting to organizers, agents, and publishing houses

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IN-DEPTH EDIT

Get professional Content Editing services as an IN-DEPTH STRUCTURAL EDIT to improve your revisions during writing and development.

Recommended for FEEDBACK as an in-depth edit to better organize and convey motivation or inspiration to your readers

Necessary HELP when your manuscript has extensive issues with English grammar, clarity, comprehension, structure, or purpose

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PROFESSIONAL CRITIQUE & SUBSTANTIVE EDIT

Secure a professional CONTENT EDIT AND CRITIQUE to ensure your success! Receive structural revisions while evaluating your presentation, proposition, point of view, and call-to action. Your best career investment.

Recommended as a COMPLETE editorial service. Get a Content Edit, feedback and a final Copy Edit.

Necessary MULTIPLE EDITS organizing and presenting your ideas. Get assistance with the English language and an extensive assessment of structure.

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Scientific Research Editing Services

Experienced editors with a proven track record and a global reach….

Our team of experienced PhD Academic English Editors has helped research authors from top-tier universities and institutes publish their work in high impact journals.

FirstEditing puts clients first, and we remain involved throughout the editing and journal submission process to give you the support you need to achieve success.

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Our skill, expertise, and integrity have helped us successfully perfect the writing of over 50,000 clients! We hire only seasoned, professional Academic English Editors, and we absolutely GUARANTEE your satisfaction.

  • Scientific Journal Articles
  • Abstracts
  • Research
  • Symposiums
  • Technical Papers
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Technical Copy Editing

Order a Technical Edit as your LAST REVISION before submitting publicly or distributing your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We recommend this only if you are fluent in the English language.

Your Technical Copy Editor corrects your grammar and improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

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Developmental Impact Editing

Order a Developmental Impact Edit if you are looking for research collaboration, consultation &  coordination for high impact results.

Developmental Impact Editing is the most comprehensive editing service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Multi-Round Edits and Final Proofread before submission included.

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Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We only recommend this if you are fluent in the English language.

Your selected technical copy editor correct your manuscript’s grammar and improve the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript. The Copy Editor provides you with valuable editorial insights, corrections, remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing includes:

  • Enhancing and correcting your English language
  • Formatting to journal style guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA)
  • Fixing spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Improving and remedying word use
  • Eliminating jargon, repetition, and redundancy
  • Reworking sentence and paragraph structure
  • Verifying style and terminology consistency
  • Correcting citations and reference format
  • Providing a final proofread and quality check
  • Using Tracked Changes to show all modifications
  • Reducing up to 10% of your word count as necessary
  • Issuing a free Editing Certificate upon request

ONE FREE “Final Proofread” of prior manuscript submission’s corrections.

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More Details: Premium Substantive Content Editing

Advanced Substantive Content Editing is your ideal choice when you need honest research feedback, an expert academic evaluation, and thorough professional guidance on overall concept and presentation.

This level is necessary when your manuscript requires additional writing support. ESL authors with limited English language proficiency and inexperienced authors require this service.

We recommend Substantive Content Editing for a manuscript that requires extensive formatting to comply with journal submission guidelines.

Advanced Substantive Content Editing includes all of Level 1 Technical Copy Editing services plus the following advanced services:

  • Assignment of your manuscript to a scientific editor with expert knowledge and understanding of your subject matter
  • Comprehensive English language corrections and modifications
  • Confirmation that your intended meaning and the substance of your manuscript communicate accurately
  • Critique of the presentation, flow, continuity, and consistency of thoughts
  • Evaluation of evidence provided to support claims, assertions, and conclusions
  • Validation of technical accuracy
  • Direct Communication with your editor during and after your edited manuscript is returned

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. ONE FREE Multi-Round Edit required before the final proofread
  3. ONE FREE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections
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More Details: Impact Developmental Impact Editing

Developmental Impact Editing is the Comprehensive Editing Service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a highly qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Increased competition makes it difficult to publish research in the world’s premier journals.

Our expert academic editors collaborate closely with you throughout your drafting stage to create a compelling manuscript that distinguishes your important work and impresses high impact journal editors.

Developmental Impact Editing includes ALL Level 1 Standard Technical Copy Editing AND Level 2 Premium Substantive Content Editing services PLUS the following Level 3 Developmental Impact Editing premium services:

  • Collaborating with an expert HIGH IMPACT EDITOR with extensive subject matter knowledge and production value expertise
  • Implementing a professional content review and  online CONSULTATION at an early stage to ensure high-quality documentation is compiled for later use in manuscript preparation
  • Optimizing your Abstract to improve exposure via searches conducted by other researchers CRITIQUING and recommending improvements to your supporting visual elements, such as tables, images, figures, diagrams, and schematics

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. “High impact English LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT” to highlight the core elements of the manuscript in a compelling, persuasive, and convincing manner
  3. “Expert Content Assessment Report” (ECAR) to clarify content-based strengths and weaknesses
  4. UP TO FIVE Multi-Round Edits required before the final proofread (within 6 months)
  5. ONE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections
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Get Expertise From Professional Dissertation Editors With Outstanding, Proven Results

Your editor is an expert! FirstEditing only hires highly qualified scientific and technical editors with a proven history of successful publication. All of our Thesis & Dissertation Editors have had their work published in premier journals.

Your editor has experience! Since 1994, our management team has led an exceptional team of experienced, Academic Editors, PhD editors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in a wide range of academic and scientific disciplines.

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Our Dissertation Editors Fields of Expertise

  • Social Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Medicine
  • Life Sciences
  • Literature
  • Economy
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

Your reputation is valuable. We guarantee that an expert in your field of study edits your important work professionally. You focus on the research while we make it shine!

Beware other editing companies which advertise their services on the internet without proven success. You need qualified experts and professional Academic Editors who know how to get you published in high impact academic and scientific journals.

Avoid other editing companies which hire inexperienced English language editors without post-graduate degrees. They are not familiar with complex academic subjects.

Steer clear of editors from India which claim “native English” speakers. This is not your ideal choice.

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Technical Copy Edit

Your Paper’s Final Revision Before Submission

Technical Copy Editing is ideal for scholarly authors who are in their last revision stage and fluent in the English language.

Copy Editing corrects your grammar, spelling and punctuation. It improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

Your Technical Copy Editor provides you with valuable academic and editorial remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout.

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Substantive Content Edit

Academic Evaluation, Feedback, Corrections, and Formatting.

Substantive Content Editing provides honest feedback and an academic evaluation of your overall concept, presentation, and cohesion of theses.

Substantive Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s initial drafts when you desire thorough professional guidance on your overall concept and presentation.

Includes one “Multi-Round Edit” and one “Final Proofread” prior manuscript submission’s corrections

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Technical Copy Edit

Your Paper’s Final Revision Before Submission

Technical Copy Editing is ideal for scholarly authors who are in their last revision stage and fluent in the English language.

Basic Technical Copy Editing includes checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation for accuracy. It ensures consistency in your writing, word choices, style, and compositional spacing while eliminating jargon and repetitious words.

It improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

Your Technical Copy Editor provides you with valuable academic and editorial remarks, basic suggestions, and technical explanations throughout.

Get experienced professional academic editors specializing in your subject matter.

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Advanced Academic Line Edit

Line Editing and Academic Feedback During Revision Process

Academic Line Editing is ideal for scholarly authors seeking professional editing services for their paper revisions. Your PhD Line Editor addresses your writing style, substance of content, and use of language at the sentence and paragraph level.

Advanced Academic Line Editing focuses on how you communicate your scholarly proposal. It corrects your sentence and paragraph structure, checks for subject-verb agreement, and ensures accurate use of the English language in technical presentations.

This level is the minimum necessary when your dissertation requires additional writing support. ESL authors with limited English language proficiency and inexperienced academic authors require this service at a minimum.

Academic Line Editing includes our Technical Copy Editing services (correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage; eliminating jargon and repetition; ensuring style consistency; and adjusting compositional spacing). Line Editing is a more technical editing style which adheres to your chosen style guide.

Your professional line editor improves the continuity and flow of your writing and support statements. You also receive brief editorial remarks, suggestions, and feedback throughout your manuscript.

Line Editing is the writing industry standard most recommended by department heads and university professors prior to submitting for peer review and course completion.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. Issues an “Editing Certificate” upon request for verification
  2. One “Final Proofread” of prior manuscript submission’s corrections

 

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Substantive Content Edit

Academic Evaluation, Feedback,  Corrections, and Formatting

Substantive Content Editing provides honest feedback and an academic evaluation of your overall concept, presentation, and cohesion of theses.

Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s initial drafts when you desire thorough professional guidance on your overall concept and presentation.

Choose Content Editing for your first round of editing and always prior to peer review or public distribution as it is comprehensive.

Content Editing is recommended and necessary for a paper that requires extensive formatting to comply with submission guidelines regarding presentation and formatting.

Substantive Content Editing critiques your manuscript’s presentation, flow/continuity, and consistency of proposal. It ensures support of all statements, and it provides formatting according to industry style guides, including your citations, references, and footnotes.

Your content’s structural edit includes Technical Copy Editing and Academic Line Editing which corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation; reviews your word choice; eliminates jargon and repetition; guarantees writing consistency; revises inappropriate verb tenses; and smoothes your English language.

Substantive Content Editing is a structural edit that includes correcting your formatting of citations, references, and footnotes according to your requested manual of style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc).

Your Content Editor provides professional, developmental assessments and academic feedback on your manuscript throughout your document’s comments section.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. Issues an Editing Certificate upon request for verification
  2. One “Multi-Round Edit” where we re-edit your manuscript after you address the issues FirstEditing identified in the primary edit
  3. One “Final Proofread” prior manuscript submission’s corrections

 

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Since 1994, we have assisted over 50,000 writers, professionals, students, and researchers. 

You get professional editing services 24/7 by experienced, successful and vetted English editors who specialize in your genre / subject matter.

You receive a free editing sample of your writing plus a professional recommendation that outlines specifically what you need and why. We encourage you to try before you buy!

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