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Every author needs it, yet self-editing a book is nearly impossible. Even bestselling authors would never dream of attempting it. Hiring an experienced book editor is often the best investment you can make for your book, and your writing career. Book editors do more than make sure your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. They ensure your writing is fluid and poignant. Trusting BookBaby with your manuscript might seem like a big commitment, but so is making a book. The best way to make sure your writing is perfectly polished before it’s in print is to invest in editing services from a brand you can trust.

BookBaby Editing Services are for authors who want premium book editing for an affordable price. We’ve negotiated special rates with an exclusive network of editors from around the globe. These editors work with traditionally published authors in every genre, including many on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Now, self-published authors have the opportunity to work directly with these topflight book editors.

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Line Editing: $10 per page

Line editing is an intensive structural edit that focuses on the finer aspects of language—the flow of ideas, transition elements, tone, and style. Your line editor will take a critical look at your manuscript’s writing flow, language usage, character development, and make suggestions that ensure that you’re communicating your story effectively while maintaining your voice.

Correction of awkward constructions and suggestions to make sentences crisper and tighter by fixing redundancy.

Review of key aspects of the manuscript—the narrative, vocabulary, structure, characterization, style, and development.

Editor's notes and overall comments.

Editing time: 8 to 10 business days.

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Copy Editing: $7 per page

Copy editing is a basic word-by-word edit that addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues. Your copyeditor will correct continuity issues in your story and ensure your manuscript is free of technical problems or major loose ends that’ll confuse your readers.

Check for typographical and spelling mistakes, consistency aspects, correction of grammatical and linguistic errors, and attention to punctuations.

A review to ensure accurate and consistent usage.

Editing time: 6 to 8 business days

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Proofreading: $3 per page

Book proofreading is the vital last step of the editing process. After your manuscript has received its professional edit, your book proofreader will perform a final review to fix any remaining mechanical and grammar issues before your book is printed and published. Proofreading is not a structural edit and instead focuses on eliminating minor errors and inconsistencies.

Correction of misspellings, punctuation, capitalization, verb tense, and grammar issues.

Editing time: 6 to 8 business days.

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