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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
Basic

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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Basic Copy Editing

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

Copy Editing is your FINAL edit after multiple revisions with no planned changes before formatting, proofreading, and then publishing.

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Standard Line Editing

INDUSTRY STANDARD REVISIONS

Line Editing is your ideal choice when seeking professional editing services for ongoing revisions. Your Line Editor addresses your writing style, creative content, and use of language at the sentence and paragraph level.

Line Editing focuses on how you communicate with your reader. It corrects your sentence and paragraph structure, checks for subject-verb agreement, and inserts transitional phrasing as appropriate. Standard Line Editing includes our Basic 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 in-line editorial remarks, suggestions, and feedback throughout your manuscript.

Line Editing is the writing industry standard. Publishing agents and university professors recommend this as the minimum level of professional editing prior to submitting for review and consideration.

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Advanced Content Editing

STRUCTURAL REVIEW 

Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s first draft when you desire honest feedback and thorough professional guidance on your overall 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 critiques your written presentation, flow/continuity, and consistency of thoughts. It ensures support of all statements, and it provides formatting according to industry style guides, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, etc. Your content’s structural edit includes basic copy and standard line editing which corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation; reviews your word choice; eliminates jargon and repetition; guarantees writing consistency; revises inappropriate verb tenses; and inserts transitional phrasing.

Your content editor provides professional, structural assessments and feedback on your manuscript throughout your document’s comments section.

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Developmental StoryCoach Editing

SUBSTANTIVE EDIT, CRITIQUE & INSTRUCTIONS

Developmental Editing from a Certified Story Coach helps you craft strong stories and gain editing insight at the highest level. Strengthen your story arc, character development, and plot. We use a checklist of 38 elements for every scene for an objective edit.

Our Certified Story Coaches organize and critique your writing while making high-level corrections and critiques. Overcome rejection from foundational weaknesses with help from an experienced professional.

Get a developmental edit. This includes an outline of your story arc with instructions for improvement. Plus, we confirm your 5 key scenes and show you how to create the ideal story form. You also receive an evaluation of the word counts per scene and characters with adjustments for your genre’s pacing to ensure theme and balance. All of this is outlined in a professional summary letter referencing your edits, what you do well, where to solve issues, and explanations of why we recommend revising. This includes in-line changes, syntax rules, and feedback.

Developmental editing focuses on content development, such as the plot, scene point of view, characters, tone, voice, dialogue, pace, setting, readability, organization, and more. It is the most in-depth editing service available for storytellers.

Use your Story Coach’s unique publishing experience to assess your writing. They analyze your novel and show you HOW to make your story shine.

Delivery time is approximately 5-7 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 liked the option to have a free sample as well as the prompt responses and the professionalism on the part of your team.”
Boris Sofia, Bulgaria
“The Free Editing sample got me hooked, to begin with. The professionalism of my editor, Dr. Jeffrey Levin, and the Admin staff, Kathy and Emmil, is terrific. Dr. Jeff picked up so many things, his attention to detail was incredible. He is a very professional and experienced editor and polished ...”
DAVID OTTAWA, Canada
“professionalism”
Shirley Norwich, United Kingdom
“Her notes on the side were helpful for me in the future. I also liked her thoughts as she was reading it.”
ANNEMARIE Broad Channel, 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. The re edit was well done and I really appreciate the extra effort. I will use you ...”
Gordon Sydney, Australia
“I liked the option to have a free sample as well as the prompt responses and the professionalism on the part of your team.”
Boris Sofia, Bulgaria
“The Free Editing sample got me hooked, to begin with. The professionalism of my editor, Dr. Jeffrey Levin, and the Admin staff, Kathy and Emmil, is terrific. Dr. Jeff picked up so many things, his attention to detail was incredible. He is a very professional and experienced editor and polished ...”
DAVID OTTAWA, Canada
“professionalism”
Shirley Norwich, United Kingdom
“I enjoy and admire how Jefferson understood my needs, elevated the quality of my work and got the patience to put his magic into my manuscript. Without Jefferson, my book wouldn't be signed with a publisher. Always thankful to him and this company for making this dream come true.”
Adrian Panama, Panama

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.