Manuscript Editing Service & Manuscript Proofreading Service

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Helping thousands of authors transform their manuscripts since 1999

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Transforming a Manuscript into a Literary Work
The best writers understand the need for a manuscript editor's revisions. They know after focusing intently on a draft that some issues just become too close to notice. Deficient structure may reduce the level of interest in your book. Sometimes, manuscripts include underdeveloped elements or elements with low impact that reduce the effectiveness of your writing. Inexact grammar often leads to lack of clarity.

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We guarantee confidentiality and you retain copyright ownership. Our strict privacy and confidentiality policy protects your manuscript and your ideas. Our writing editors have all signed legally binding non-disclosure agreements to protect every client's confidentiality and copyright. Your manuscript file is completely secure as well. File transfers are encrypted when using our contact form. We will not sell, trade, transfer, rent or share information with any third party. If you require a separate non-disclosure agreement, you may contact Client Services or we are happy to sign yours.

Meeting Your Deadline
Make certain to meet your next publisher's deadline while maintaining high editing standards. Achieve exceptional results on your timetable by allowing one of our managing editors to oversee your project.
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Professional Manuscript Editors
Our literary manuscript editors have experience writing for publishers and agents. A close examination from an experienced and qualified literary manuscript editor and proofreader can give your project what it needs to be properly noticed.

Experience is Paramount
Focus on taking your project to the next level with a literary manuscript editor from our dedicated crew. Whether you need book proofreading services or manuscript editing service for your upcoming best-selling novel, short story or historical biography, we have literary manuscript editors experienced in your genre waiting to work with you. Each year, freelance editors contact WordSharp. Only the best possess the academic standards, comprehensive experience and a record of successful publishing necessary to become part of our team. We offer you a free sample edit because we know you will be happy with our service.

Affordable Expert Service
We know these services can get expensive. That's why we proofread and edit for ~1 cent per word. Use our cost calculator to determine the exact rate.

Q: What's one of the main complaints in Amazon book reviews?

A: Lack of proper editing and proofreading!

What we can do for your book manuscript

Content Editing and Developmental Book Editing

  • Properly adjust the pace and tone
  • Rework plot issues to make your plot more original and gripping
  • Suggest apposite topic development
  • Make your characters stronger
  • Improve sentence construction, precision and organization
  • Revise dialogue to make it more naturalistic and authentic
  • Eliminate redundancies, errors in logic, inconsistencies, wordiness and other prose issues
  • Construct your table of contents and all other "front matter" pages (e.g., title page, copyright page, dedication and more).

At no charge, in the margins, we can make evaluative comments and explain corrections and suggestions covering the following questions.

  • How can the marketability of your manuscript be improved?
  • Does the book's content have any major structural or organization problems?
  • Have you missed any essential elements or underdeveloped any topics or scenes?
  • Is your book too brief or too protracted and, if so, why?
  • Are there stereotypes or clichés that render the manuscript weaker?
  • Are the characters imaginative and developed fully?
  • Is there too much interior monologue or description and exposition at the expense of dialogue and/or action?
  • Is there the proper amount of suspense, believability, tension, conflict and action?
  • Are there other things that you, the author, can do to improve the book's content?

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Attach your first chapter to an email and ask for a sample. We'll proofread, edit and format a section for you.

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Manuscript Proofreading and Editing Service

We're committed to providing top-quality manuscript editing service. Our manuscript editors have extensive experience in the following key book-related areas:

Adventure editing and proofreading - Autobiography editing - Biography editing and proofreading - Comedy proofreading - Contemporary editing and proofreading - Drama editing - Entertainment proofreading - Fantasy editing - Fiction editing and proofreading - Genre editing - Health proofreading - Historical fiction editing - Horror editing and proofreading - Literature editing - Manuscript editing and proofreading - Memoir editing - Mind and Body proofreading - Mystery editing- Nonfiction editing and proofreading - Novel editing and proofreading - Reference editing - Romance novel editing and proofreading - Science editing - Sci-fi editing and proofreading - Self-help editing - Short Story editing and proofreading - Suspense editing - Teen editing and proofreading - Thriller editing - Travel proofreading - Tween editing - Western editing and proofreading - YA editing

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I got the manuscript back. Thanks for sending it fast. I am very pleased with the timely manner in which is was completed. You read a lot of things and I am very happy that it made you laugh. Thanks for doing such an outstanding job.
Many Tks. I appreciate your exceptional service and follow-up on my children's manuscript. I hope that you are recognized for attention to detail and customer care.
I got the manuscript back. Thank you so much for this. Felt not only edited but "heard." I am pursuing the publishing. As I move forward, I'd be delighted if you could help with book two when I've done an edit myself.
Thank you so much! There's something about your editing that goes well with my writing style. I am nearing the finishing line on my manuscript. Next step…e-publishing format.
I want to thank you kindly for this. Felt not only edited, but "heard." I am pursuing the publishing. As I move forward I'd be delighted if you could help with manuscript two when I've done an edit myself. Send a shout out to Charlie too.
Just a short update, since your professional and proper formatting, two more literary agents have requested the full manuscript.
Your corrections to my book manuscript show why you are the professional and I'm just the beginner. I will be getting back to you with the rest of the manuscript as soon as I make some changes.
Every writer has weaknesses. I sent my manuscript to you for proofreading. You worked on my book and I want you to know that you are amazing. I’m really satisfied with the proofreading. You answered all of my questions really swiftly, even late at night sometimes. I’ve found you to be honest and dependable. You are great.
My manuscript was proofread in a very quick and exacting manner without messing with my content or style. Your general remarks and suggestions concerning the book’s structure are direct and just what I need. You were able to see the unimportant parts of my book to take out. After finishing the last revisions, I am so confident it’ll be published. I couldn’t have done it without you. You are extremely professional, reasonable, accomplished, and your work is top notch. Your services are amazing.
You provided first class proofreading and editing services. My novel is so much more engaging now. Very nice. You know, I would never have gotten this in shape by my publisher’s deadline. I look forward to a long and lasting (should I say) friendship with you. I’m glad you’ve got my back.
I’ve worked with a bunch of editors ‘cause I’ve written a few books. You consistently deliver. Only one person at your company has edited my work, and it is always done so perfectly and with a human touch. I look forward to working with you again soon. I’m going to give you one of my earlier books for a redo.
I hope that you are having the best day of your life. You did the copyedit of my manuscript of over 140,000 words. Now that I have seen the results, I’m glad I selected you. You are a wonderful and affordable resource. I’ll come back for help in the future. I would recommend you to anyone.
The edited version of my manuscript was there when I opened my emails this morning. Your editor has done a great job, many thanks – for example the huge improvement he did to make the font professional and the formatting in addition to all the care and attention on the small but important spelling, grammar and phrasing have really transformed it.

A big thank you too for the pages of comments on the manuscript itself about the need for greater depth in the characters and adding more action to the first few chapters.