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Are you 100% ready to share your fiction novel with the world? Really? Are you sending your manuscript to publishers or agents who respond with a rejection letter?

See how our professional editors have helped over 50,000 authors like YOU.

You’re too close to your work to know what it needs to take your fiction book from good to excellent. After all, you’ve been living the plot alongside your characters and scenes. You need a fresh point of view – professional!

That’s where Certified Story Editors come in! It’s our job to strengthen your story arc and overall presentation while cleaning up the writing and critiquing your plot. Not only do we improve your manuscript, but we also help you avoid future storytelling snags. Become a strong storyteller with structural story editing from a Certified StoryCoach.

Certified Story Coaches to structurally edit your fiction book

Our team of Certified Structural Story Editors has a solid history of successfully published novels and manuscripts. These vetted and trained professional book editors have advanced degrees and extensive experience in book writing, proofreading, and novel editing.

We are confident in their work and offer a free editing sample, critique, and price quote. Simply email us a portion of your manuscript to get started.

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Our Certified Story Editors are professionals with advanced degrees and ten years of experience

Our fiction editors have industry-proven experience in providing substantial edits in a variety of genres, including literary fiction, creative nonfiction, Christian novels, poetry, romance, westerns, sci-fi, self-help, children, and young adult – the list goes on!

With over ten years of experience in writing and editing, including a history of successfully published books and articles, we are confident enough to promise guaranteed satisfaction to all of our clients.

Professional editors for ALL types of fiction writing:

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

Four levels of Fiction Editing Services

Structural Editing is the best service for fiction writers. We evaluate the foundation of your novel to ensure it is strong. We evaluate every scene using a checklist for the 38 Story Elements.

Furthermore, we use a professionally licensed editing software to outline and assess every aspect of your story arc, characters, plot, and scenes.

You receive an in-depth assessment which will show you exactly where and how to fix the structural elements of your story. Story Editing focuses on the larger, overall developmental elements of your manuscript, such as

  • Story Arc
  • Key Scene Placement
  • Plot Structure
  • Story Strength
  • Scene Point of View
  • Character Development
  • Tone, Voice, and Dialogue
  • Pace
  • Setting
  • Readability
  • Organization & Development
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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 book.

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 Developmental and Structural 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.

Delivery time for a StoryCoach Edit is approximately 3 weeks.

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We have helped writers from all over the world

We believe in personalized communication and customized consultation and support. These aspects are often mentioned in the reviews we get. Our director of customer service, Kathy, usually gets very positive feedback from our clients for her quick and professional responses and customer dialogues. Unlike other companies, we would like to talk to you!

Our latest reviews

“I appreciated the speed of execution and personal touch”
Kimberly Gainesville, USA
“The editor Dr. Vonda was an absolute joy to work with. Her work is amazing very professional and thanks to her my book projects shine!”
Tara Syracuse, USA
“The professionalism of staff was great!”
Dale Rainsville, USA
“Joanne did a fantastic job editing my manuscript! Her work was thorough and her comments professional. She not only looked at the text from an editorial point of view but also through the eyes of a reader who hears the story for the first time. She noticed that English is ...”
Sabine Swedesboro, USA
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Meet your book publisher’s deadline

When what you are writing carries ANY level of importance, you just can’t afford NOT to have each sentence written as perfectly as possible. Make sure you meet that next deadline by enlisting professional book editors who achieve extraordinary results according to your schedule.

Professional fiction editors at your service!

Professional fiction editors read and examine every single word while considering each sentence, paragraph, character, plot point, and argument as they stand individually and within the entire manuscript.

Your writing is professionally polished while remaining true to your voice and intentions as an author. Even a near-perfect piece of work can benefit from a keen editorial eye that provides basic corrections while weeding out illogical statements and inconsistencies.

You’ve done all the hard work of getting the writing down on the page. Now is the time to put your feet up and let our editors correct any oversights.

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Client Reviews
“Given that your editor suggested I retype the entire piece after doing the complete edit, and I have to of course then re-edit, you have offered to re-edit for free. That was well appreciated.”
Gordon , Australia
“I appreciated the speed of execution and personal touch”
Kimberly Gainesville, USA
“I liked the entire process. I first met your organization during a webinar with ProWritingAid. I knew your service immediately would work for me. It did. I just received my manuscript from one of your excellent editors Dr. Jeff. He completed a thorough review of my first-ever manuscript. His suggestions ...”
Richard New York, USA
“Efficient and effective at a good price and generally quick communications.”
Paddy Yeovil, United Kingdom
“The free sample was definitely what sold me. Not only the quality of the sample, but the timeliness of the response. It showed me how professional and committed First Editing is.”
Kiara Chicago, USA

Writing, editing, and publishing go hand in hand

You’ve put your heart and soul (not to mention time, stress, and money) into birthing your new literary creation. Now it is time to review each word gently and ensure that it sings on your behalf.

Don’t let your book be overlooked or dismissed because of grammar, punctuation or other presentation errors which can be quickly and easily corrected by your book editor.

Want to see how this works? Get a free editing sample of your writing.