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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 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.

You learn how to become a better writer through professional editing.

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Our fiction editors are Certified Story Coaches with proven success

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

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

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Story Editors for ALL your fiction writing needs

  • 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…

Our Fiction Editing Services

Story Editing is the best service for fiction writers. It encompasses basic copy editing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) as well as the larger, overall developmental elements of your manuscript, such as

  • Plot Structure
  • Story Development
  • Point of View
  • Character Development
  • Tone, Voice, and Dialogue
  • Pace
  • Setting
  • Readability
  • Organization & Development
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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.

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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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 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.

Delivery time for a StoryCoach Edit is approximately 3 weeks.

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Client Reviews
“I loved the price compared to other services. This was less expensive and you got more bang for your buck. The deadlines given were followed and my editor, Dr. Vonda, was very helpful. She talked to me in layman's terms and was a pleasure to work with.”
Jack Quakertown, USA
“Everything is fine. Price is generally okay, but nothing to make me think, "Geez, I better edit everything I have here at First Editing." Not that the editing is terrible or anything like that. Far from it. Editing was exceptionally good. Solid enough to help me polish my work to ...”
John Woden, Australia
“The quality of editing of each line along with helping me with the correct verb tense was priceless. The editor checked for missing people from the scene, and things that may not make sense to the reader. It is a wonderful gift that some people have to help ...”
Cynthia Whitehouse, USA
“The quality was exactly what I was looking for. Dr. Michael proved to be the perfect editor for my project, and I'm incredibly grateful for his service!”
Vincent Del Mar, USA
“The speed at which it was done was exceptional. I sent in a two page draft for FirstEdit to sample and it was sent back to me in a matter of hours with the corrections/suggestions. It filled me with confidence. I was then assigned an editor, a historian who was able ...”
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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.

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