Our professional novel editors ‘correct and perfect’ your book!

From published bestsellers to independent eBooks, choose our novel editing services to transform YOUR words into perfection! From developmental book editing with plot, structure, and character development to basic copy editing, you get professional and affordable book editing services from successful editors.

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Choose a book editing company with proven success & experience

Professional novel editors from First Editing are publishing powerhouses. We have advanced degrees as well as extensive experience in writing, publishing, editing, and proofreading.

Our two-decade history of editing successfully published novels, books, papers, and presentations is proof of our competence.

We offer FREE SAMPLE NOVEL EDITS to anyone who emails us the current version of their writing project.

Professional novel editing services perfect your writing!

Are you sending your manuscript to agents and receiving positive comments from editors – along with with one rejection letter after another?

As a writer, you are often just too close to your work to clearly see what needs to be done. After all, you’ve been living and breathing the subject matter and plot line. Transform your story from good to great with the help of a professional book editor.

Novel editors clean up and critique your work.  We not only improve your manuscript but also help you become a better writer overall. Editing is an essential part of the writing and publishing process. You learn as you go through the process.

Our novel editing services

Novel editing encompasses proofreading (spelling, grammar, punctuation) as well as larger, overall editorial elements of your manuscript, such as:

  • Plot Structure
  • Story Development
  • Point of View
  • Character Development
  • Tone, Voice & Dialogue
  • Pacing
  • Setting
  • Readability
  • Organization & Development
  • Message Effectiveness
  • Target Audience
  • Focus
  • Voice
  • Formatting & Indexing
  • Marketability

Our book editors polish your manuscript 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. We provide 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’s the time to put your feet up and let our editors clear up any oversights.

Click here for an INSTANT price quote and a free book editing sample!

Professional novel editors at your service!

Your book editor reads and examines every single word of your manuscript while considering each sentence, paragraph, character, plot point, and argument. We will ensure your entire story has consistency.

Our professional novel editors have extensive experience in providing substantive edits in a variety of genres, including literary fiction, creative non-fiction, Christian, textbooks, biographies, romance, westerns, sci-fi, self-help, children and young adult – the list goes on!

With over 20 years of experience in the writing, editing, and publishing industry, we have  a history of successfully published novels and articles. Thus, we promise guaranteed satisfaction to all of our clients.

Book & Novel Editing Services

  • Novels
  • Fiction Books
  • Nonfiction Manuscripts
  • Biographies & Memoirs
  • Poetry
  • Screenplays
  • Children’s Books
  • Christian Writing
  • Black Genre
  • Short Stories
  • Query Letters
  • Chapter Synopsis
  • Book Jacket Covers
  • Press Releases
  • Author’s Bio
  • And more…

Why we’re here to edit your novel…

People make mistakes. When it comes to writing, authors often make LOTS of mistakes. While some writers struggle with grammar, others find it difficult to control being too “wordy.” Still, some aren’t quite sure what to include…and what to leave out. Don’t allow these common pitfalls come between you and published success!

Client Reviews
“I was happy that work was begun and completed promptly. The work quality was good. My writing needed a copy edit but Joanne also helped me to find weaknesses in the narrative, making it easier to make needed content edits.”
John Houston, USA
“Fantastic work. Clear notes and recommendations.”
Andrew Metford, Australia
“For any author trying to launch a book, controlling cost is high in the ranking of importance. I examined a number of editing services and found First Editing to be affordable. As of today, I've used their services 3 times. I enjoy their prompt attention to my work and will use ...”
“I was very happy with the edit, some great suggestions. It was very professionally handled. The editor did reach out to me regarding a delay, which I was fine with... I've been happy with (their) services before. I had tried a different one because of budgeting, I came back realizing ...”
Stephen Jackson, USA
“I thought the pricing was very good and the editing was done very quickly.”
Gregory East Meadow, USA