Editing for Authors
You don’t have to be Hemingway to have brilliant writing
You’ve just finished your novel or non-fiction manuscript. You eagerly send it out to agents and publishers and wait a week. Then two. After a month with nothing but rejection letters you ask yourself – “What’s going on?” The secret to a successful book project is having a fantastic story or idea, along with an absolutely clean, organized manuscript. Luckily, Paper Perfect’s unique combined copy-editing and proofreading services can help you with both.
“I knew I needed an edit, but I never quite knew how much feedback I could get and put to use. It’s rather enlightening really. It was also nice to see a professional, critical point of view to help me think objectively.” –Seph
Invest in yourself and your book with professional editing
Want to get published quickly and easily? Want to self-publish and have your book hit the bestseller lists? Getting your book edited is a requirement, not a choice. Don’t let a few typos blow your chance at the success you deserve.
At Paper Perfect, you’ll get an extremely thorough editing and proofreading service that will improve your chances of getting accepted by a publisher or agent, or increase the sales of your self-published book. Our gifted editors will preserve your writing style, voice and vision while making your manuscript tighter and stronger.
For non-fiction, we’ll also help strengthen the organization, titles and headings, chapter transitions and the flow of the content.
For novels, we’ll pay attention to character motivation, scene description, plot events, hooks and twists, and flag issues that need resolving, like scenes that need to be cut or characters that are introduced but disappear.
“This is great. You definitely addressed issues I hadn’t thought about before, and put words back in that my boyfriend told me to take out. You’ve given me a lot to think about and I really appreciate it. Thanks for doing such a great job.” -Jessica
You’ll get much more than an editor; you’ll get a writing coach and publishing consultant. (Most of our editors have published a few books of their own, and we know the “ins and outs” of Smashwords, Kindle, Createpspace, Lulu and Lightning Source like the back of our hands.)
What you get from us:
- Unparalleled, comprehensive editing and proofreading services
- Constructive criticism and review of content
- Manuscript organization
- Personalized suggestions and comments to help you improve your writing
- Guidance and coaching for your publishing journey
Preserve your writing voice and style
Our editors will preserve your unique voice and writing style, while at the same time restructuring confusing passages, fixing mistakes, improving word choice and flow. For bigger changes, we will comment on how to improve your writing style or strengthen your writing, or make suggestions for rewrites, but we won’t blindly make changes or rewrite your document for you. We aren’t ghost writers (although we come close sometimes). You don’t have to agree with or accept our suggestions – but they will help you see how readers may respond to your writing.
Save money with our affordable editing and proofreading services and unique quantity discounts
Other editing sites may seem cheap at first, but if you’ve got a lengthy manuscript or an epic novel, you know that “price per page” editing can quickly become too expensive. That’s why we offer our unique quantity discount. Based on the length of your document, you can get our complete copy-editing and proofreading services for as much as 40% off! Just type in your word count on our pricing page to see the final cost of your project. We doubt you’ll find a similar service at a better price.
“All I could have asked for was provided. For an extremely reasonable price, the editor read through my work and provided me with invaluable comments that will allow me to refine and improve upon my novel in order to deliver a superior final product.” -Emil
If you’re looking for other services such as ebook conversion and formatting, formatting and layout design for your print interior using InDesign, professional book cover design services, or book promotion and marketing materials, make sure to let us know. We can do it all!
Why not start with a free trial?
I know how scary it can be sending money online to some stranger. So why not get to know us first? Send us a sample of your writing and tells us about your project and your publishing goals. We’ll edit a few pages for free, and you can get to know your editor and ask any questions you might have.
Once you feel comfortable working with us, you can pay through the site or we can send you an invoice by email. If you can’t afford to pay all at once, we can break it up into a few payments over several months. Click here to get started with your free trial.