Looking for professional book editing services? You’ve come to the right place!

Why does your book need editing?

Good books have professional covers and formatting, but great books have also been professionally edited. Our team of book editors will guide you through the revision process, suggest changes and ultimately make you a better writer. No matter where you are in your writing career, no amount of self-editing can replace working with good editors.

Why choose Ebook Launch to edit your book?

Our team has been honing our craft in the publishing industry since 2011. As one of the top book editing companies in the industry, we offer high-quality editing with professional standards at affordable prices. We believe publishing should be as stress-free as possible and our one-stop-shop approach streamlines the process.

What kind of books do we edit?

Our team of professional book editors can accommodate every genre of fiction and nonfiction. Whatever type of book, our editors provide thorough copy editing and proofreading.

Our Editing Services

Book editing prices vary depending on the type of service and length of your book.
(Minimum $200 per service per book)

Copy Editing $0.016 per word

Copy editing looks at the mechanics of language, such as style, grammar, spelling, and inconsistencies in style or usage. Read more about copy editing.

What is copy editing?

Copy editing does not address big-picture problems with plot, pacing, or characters. Those major issues would be dealt with during developmental editing (see above). Instead, copy editing focuses on the more technical side of writing.

Copy editors catch spelling mistakes, errors in grammar, and inconsistencies in your text. They know when compound words are hyphenated (or not), whether the book is ‘laying’ or ‘lying’ on the table, and whether eagles have ‘talons’ or ‘claws.’ They’ll go through your manuscript line by line for accuracy and consistency of style. A good copy editor will make sure that your voice remains intact while restructuring sentences, and substituting weak word choices for stronger ones.

What are the standards of copy editing?

Our editors consult The Chicago Manual of Style and other style guides. The Chicago Manual of Style is the industry standard for most fiction and nonfiction, but our editors may determine that your nonfiction is better served with another style guide like The Associated Press Stylebook or MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.

They’ll also set a default dictionary, such as Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, to maintain spelling consistency throughout your book. In addition, they’ll consult many reference guides along the way, such as Garner’s Modern American Usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, or The Copyeditor’s Handbook.

Style Sheet

These reference choices will all be recorded on a style sheet – an essential editing tool. A style sheet contains notes on spelling and punctuation, as well as rules for using numbers and numerals, and even a list of characters and story details that help maintain consistency throughout the book. When the book is passed off to a proofreader, the style sheet communicates the book’s individual style to the proofreader.

Copyediting costs 1.6 cents per word, or $1,600 per 100,000 words.

Proofreading $0.007 per word

Proofreading is the last step in the editing process. It focuses on catching any remaining errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation before formatting. It is not a replacement for copy editing. Read more about proofreading.

What does a proofreader do?

Before your book is formatted, the manuscript is sent to a proofreader, who reviews the text. Proofreading ensures that no errors were introduced after copy editing. The goal is to correct any outstanding errors in spelling, punctuation, or mechanics. However, this is not a revision stage and does not take the place of copy editing.

What is the difference between proofreading and the other types of editing?

The goal of proofreading is to identify the most glaring errors in spelling and punctuation before formatting. It is not a replacement for copy editing, nor does it address the big-picture areas of developmental editing.

Do I need a proofreader if I’ve already worked with a book editor?

We always recommend proofreading. It is an essential last step before formatting. No matter how meticulous the copy editing process has been, little errors can slip through during revisions. Having a different editor proofread your manuscript helps to ensure that spelling mistakes or punctuation errors are corrected before publishing.

Proofreading costs 0.7 of a cent per word, or $700 per 100,000 words.

Why Choose Ebook Launch?

GET A FREE 750 WORD SAMPLE TO DECIDE IF WE’RE RIGHT FOR YOU

TRUSTED BY THOUSANDS OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS SINCE 2011

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Our Book Editing Process

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Step 1

FILL OUT FORM

Request your quote by clicking “get a free editing services quote” below. Attach your book file and submit. It takes less than one minute.

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Step 2

ACCEPT QUOTE

Once you’ve sent in your request, we’ll email a quote to accept. Once you’ve accepted our quote, we’ll email you a sample edit if requested.

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Step 3

PAY INVOICE

Once your quote is accepted (or your free sample edit if requested), we’ll email you an invoice. You can pay by PayPal or credit card.

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Step 4

REVIEW

We’ll email your edited book back to you. With the ‘Track Changes’ feature in Microsoft Word, you can review each edit and choose what stays.

Trusted by the Best in the Business

Ebook Launch has been working with Smashwords authors since way back in 2009 (a lifetime in digital years!). They’re always professional, ever reliable and competitively priced. I highly recommend working with these guys!

Mark Coker

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FOUNDER OF SMASHWORDS

I highly recommend Dane and the team at Ebook Launch for their cover designs. They have their finger on the pulse of today’s readers and know exactly how to present your book so it reaches its potential. That’s why they’ve repeatedly won top honors in our cover design contest.

Joel Friedlander

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Ebook Launch is one of the best book cover designers I know—especially for the trickier covers which call for more creative, out of the box solutions. You can’t go wrong hiring them to design your book.

Derek Murphy

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Trusted by the Best in the Business

Ebook Launch has been working with Smashwords authors since way back in 2011 (a lifetime in digital years!). They’re always professional, ever reliable and competitively priced. I highly recommend working with these guys!

Mark Coker

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FOUNDER OF SMASHWORDS.COM

I highly recommend Dane and the team at Ebook Launch for their cover designs. They have their finger on the pulse of today’s readers and know exactly how to present your book so it reaches its potential. That’s why they’ve repeatedly won top honors in our cover design contest.

Joel Friedlander

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Ebook Launch is one of the best book cover designers I know—especially for the trickier covers which call for more creative, out of the box solutions. You can’t go wrong hiring them to design your book.

Derek Murphy

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FOUNDER OF CREATIVINDIE.COM

Book Editing Services FAQ

Are sample edits available?

Yes! Request a free sample edit on our quote form of up to 750 words from your book so you can decide if our style works for you. Depending on editor availability, this may take a few days.

Does my manuscript need copy editing and proofreading?

The official answer is maybe.

If you’re a seasoned author, you may not need the kind of in-depth scrutiny a developmental edit entails (a service that we don’t currently offer). Having a copy editor subtly refine your prose, and a proofreader catch any lingering errors may be all your manuscript needs as a final polish before publication.

If you’re a first-time author, we do recommend having these services performed on your book. There is much to be gained by having good editors help you shape your writing, and make your work the best it can be.

Do you also offer book formatting?

Yes we do! There is an option on our formatting quote form to request formatting. Learn more about our ebook formatting service and print formatting service.

What are the book editors’ qualifications?

Our book editors have years of experience with editing and have been tested to make sure they know what they are doing. If you’re still unsure, please ask for a free sample edit of 750 words on our quote form so you can judge the quality of the work for yourself.

Will editing catch all of the mistakes in my book?

Although our book editors work to make your book as good as it can possibly be, it is sometimes impossible to catch every error. However, having several sets of eyes read through your manuscript significantly reduces the risk of uncaught errors.

How do I review the editor's recommendations?

With all of our book editing jobs, our editors use track changes, so you can review each edit and choose what to implement. Having Microsoft Word makes the task of reviewing easiest but most word processors support importing Word files.

Do you offer a money back guarantee?

Yes! We stand behind our book editing services with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If for any reason you don’t like something, we’ll work with you to make it right or we will refund your money. It’s that simple.

What if I have more questions?

You can click on the icon on the bottom right of each page to see if we have answered your question there. If not, you can contact us at any time.

Authors Love & Trust Us

  • “My books have very complicated formatting with over 100 illustrations each, external links, and numerous bulleted lists. None of the formatters I contacted would even take these on but John said “No problem!” He completed my original three e-books quickly, for a more than fair price, and they look great. I have no hesitation recommending Ebook Launch’s work to other e-book authors!”

    VALERIE DELAUNE
    VALERIE DELAUNE Author of '11 Trigger Points' pain relief self-help books
  • “I cannot say enough good things about the team at Ebook Launch. As I am not totally computer savvy, they took the time to explain to me how everything works in ebook publishing. They have tremendous cover artists. Any ebook author would be wise to choose Ebook Launch for their formatting and cover needs.”

    ANNIE ROBERTSON
    ANNIE ROBERTSON Author of the 'Yes, You Can' series
  • “I am the self-published author of four novels: both ebooks and paperback. I have used the formatting and book cover design services of the amazing team at Ebook Launch for two of these titles. I’ve found all at Ebook Launch to be patient, incredibly helpful, super quick in delivering, but above all, very professional – and reasonably priced to boot! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ebook Launch for your next project; these are, without doubt, the go-to-guys for the self-published.”

    VM FROST
    VM FROST Author of 'Front Stack'
  • “I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful work you did on my book. My book made the premium catalog at Smashwords. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without your help. I am working on a new book and would be honored if you will work on that book as well.”

    MARIE STEPHENS
    MARIE STEPHENS Author of ‘Pack Law’
  • “We WON! Not only for best Young Adult ebook cover design (gold medal thank you very much), but ALSO for overall top 50 (gold medal number two)! Two gold. I’m speechless. Apparently winning 2 gold is an anomaly. I always loved that word.”

    JULIE FRAYN
    JULIE FRAYN Author of 'Romeo is Homeless'
  • For professional formatting, Ebook Launch is worth every penny. Prompt, knowledgeable, cheerful, superb quality, wonderful about revisions. No doubt in my mind that Ebook Launch cared about my project and went the extra mile to make sure I was satisfied. Highly recommended.

    Wolf DeVoon
    Wolf DeVoon Author of 'A Portrait of Valor'
  • I wanted to thank you again for creating such beautiful covers, for your responsiveness to my questions and concerns, and for being so patient with me as I stumbled my way through this process. I appreciate it very much! I will definitely recommend you guys in the future (and I'll be back, too!)

    Betsy Horvath
    Betsy Horvath Author of the 'Hardy Falls' Series
  • Ebook Launch hit the ball out of the park with their designs for my oddball short story collections. I have been inundated with compliments on my covers from both readers and fellow authors alike. Some readers even gushed over them in their reviews. Now that's saying something!

    Scott Baron
    Scott Baron Author of Lost & Found, Worst. Superhero. Ever., and Queen of the Nutters
  • Finding ebooklaunch by surfing the Internet was awesome!!! I used them to format my most recent book "Christian Caregiving: Practical Advice for a Happy Ending" and I am so glad I did. They are fast, efficient, and careful. I will use them again next time I am inspired to write another book. I will also be telling all my author friends about their great service. Five Star!

    Patti Greene
    Patti Greene
  • The team at Ebook Launch was highly recommended by a publishing website I trust, and I turned to them for helping me format my ebook. They have been wonderful to work with! The turnaround was unexpectedly fast and I got incredible value for my money. But more importantly, Adrian gave my book the same care I would as an author. He offered suggestions that improved its appearance and provided a beautiful, clean format. I also appreciated his patience and friendliness. If you want great service at a great price, Ebook Launch is the way to go.

    Nadene LeCheminant
    Nadene LeCheminant
  • Ebook Launch did a great job on my Print on Demand, Epub, and Mobi files for my book Endurance. Adrian communicates well, is good to work with, and he did an excellent job. From now on, I will have all my formatting done at Ebook Launch. I highly recommend this company.

    Gordon V Smith
    Gordon V Smith
  • Just launched my new novel "Who is Waldo Wiggins?" this past weekend and the response has been great. Ebook Launch did all the cover art (front and back) for the paperback and ebook, and they knocked it out of the park. The first thing people mention is the cover art and the great job that was done on it. Personally, I couldn't be happier. The end result was beyond my expectations.

    David McGrath
    David McGrath Author of Who is Waldo Wiggins?
  • I just published my fourth ebook novel recently and I've used Ebook Launch every time with very satisfactory results. They always promptly turn around the cover and manuscript formatting - and as an added bonus, they always promptly and happily answer even the stupidest questions I come up with. Adrian is very easy to work with and Dane has repeatedly come up with cover ideas when I was fairly sure that it couldn't be done.

    John Lefevere
    John Lefevere
  • Awesome book designers with a superb professional conduct. I've worked in marketing and advertising for over 20 years. I'm used to working with awarded creatives. When it came to designing my book cover, I wanted to make sure I worked with someone that had a knack for editorial design. Designing a book cover and the interior of a book might feel easy but, believe me, it's an art in itself. Since I started sharing my book cover, the only reaction I got where those full of awe. The quality of design and service was amazing. If you don't hire these guys you are either not publishing a book or you live on another planet.

    Gustavo Razzetti
    Gustavo Razzetti Author of Stretch for Change
  • I got in touch with Ebook Launch lately to sort out a cover for my second book, and I cannot recommend them enough. The process was quick and easy, and the effort put into capturing the mood of my story was apparent from the first sketch. Their service was friendly and accommodating, and they were open to making or reverting changes to my covers without any trouble. I appreciate the hard work they put in on my behalf, and wholly recommend their services.

    Jason Kenyon
    Jason Kenyon
  • I recently contacted Ebook Launch on the advice of a fellow author, and I am extremely pleased with the results. Dane was professional and very prompt, always keeping in touch with me as the process unfolded. I had both my ebook and print versions of the cover within a week of paying for them. They were professionally done, rivaling anything I have seen from the top publishing houses. Excellent work!

    Charles Tabb
    Charles Tabb
  • Run, do not walk to Ebook Launch to publish your ebook. My co-author and I wrote a book and were looking to amend the file because there were some formatting issues. Not only was the cost to re-format the book super reasonable, the customer service was absolute perfection. Adrian worked patiently with me through a few revisions and through constant communication we arrived at a beautiful end product. I highly recommend this team. They are the ultimate professionals and will deliver a product more amazing than anything you could have dreamed of. Thank you for such excellent service. I will tell everyone I know who wants to publish an ebook to use your service.

    Nikki Hopewell
    Nikki Hopewell
  • What an amazing experience! Dane and Adrian were phenomenal in making my first ebook "Girl, Get Hired!" seamless. The cover designs presented to me were in complete alignment with my vision (actually better than my vision), and the formatting service was beyond my expectations! Adrian provided me with excellent support and communicated best practices. As a new author I didn't know anything about the process, so it was nice to have someone help me. I was so excited to see my ebook come to life! Thanks for making my experience amazing! I highly recommend Ebook Launch!!!

    Wendy Lynn
    Wendy Lynn Author of Girl, Get Hired!
  • I couldn't find the right designer for my book, Hola, Morocha! And after a big disappointment, and having to lose money on a design I couldn’t use and didn’t want, I was feeling so hopeless. Then I stumbled upon Ebook Launch. Their portfolio drew me in, but it was the unlimited changes, complete rights ownership, unlimited royalty free images and textures, and money back guarantee that sealed the deal for me. I needed that no risk factor after what I went through previously. Ebook Launch delivered way beyond my expectation. I have the cover of my dreams and will work with them again for all the covers in my series!

    Jennifer Poe
    Jennifer Poe
  • I had a fantastic experience working with Ebook Launch. From start to finish, they were fast, efficient and very patient with any changes I had. I worked with Dane for both my ebook and print covers and it was a great experience. They’re reasonably priced and they turn out a great product.

    Marisa Scolamiero
    Marisa Scolamiero
  • I used Ebook Launch to format my first book, a novella entitled His or Her Betrayal for both ebook and print, and I was happy with my results. They are very professional and get the work done in the amount of time that they tell you. I just submitted my second book Love, Lies and Heartbreak, which is a collection of short-stories for them to format for print and ebook as well. I'm sure I won't be disappointed in their work. They are my permanent source for formatting my books. Thanks so much for your great work guys!!

    Bianca Johnson
    Bianca Johnson
  • They did an amazing job on the design for my new book cover. They listen to what the author wants and will work on it until the author approves the cover.

    Amber Dodson Martin
    Amber Dodson Martin
  • The cover for my book, The Book of Chaos, turned out perfectly! It's gorgeous and I have gotten so many compliments on it. Ebook Launch also did my interior formatting as well. They are very professional, easy to work with, and their work is amazing. I will definitely be using them to design my next book covers as well!

    Jennifer Renwick
    Jennifer Renwick Author of the Starfell series
  • This company really and truly cares about the people who use their services. My co-author and I expected the 7 day turnaround that the website states, and we were fine with waiting, and we got the formatted copy of our book the next day.I will ONLY be using Ebook Launch for my formatting needs from now on, and I'll do it HAPPILY.

    Tori Hughes
    Tori Hughes
  • These guys are fantastic. I've worked with many cover designers over the years and always found one thing or another that irked me: too slow, unresponsive, etc.. Dane was 100% professional from initial contact to final delivery--and best of all, the cover is great! I will be back for my design.

    Brandon Massey
    Brandon Massey
  • I love this company — Adrian has been a pleasure to work with.I've used their ebook formatting service for 2 books and one revision, and all three occasions have been swift and super friendly, even though it's all via email. I wouldn't dream of even looking for another service for my self-publishing needs.Thanks guys; I really appreciate you!

    Stephanie Holland
    Stephanie Holland
  • After researching a lot of different designers, I went with Ebook Launch for my debut novel because there wasn't a single cover in their portfolio I didn't like. I didn't know exactly what I wanted, but I knew what I liked and what I didn't like, and they took my mishmash of half-formed ideas and turned it into a beautiful, eye-catching, genre-appropriate design! Not only that, but they were speedy, responsive, and accessible. A real pleasure to work with. I will definitely be coming back to them for the rest of the covers in the series.

    Susannah Nix
    Susannah Nix
  • From start to finish Ebook Launch was fast, professional and patient with this complete indie newbie. Dane took the info I gave him and somehow made a cover that is perfect for my book. I love my cover!!!There is no way I can recommend Ebook Launch enough. No waiting six months to get in, no worry about royalties, no need to wonder if they can make a perfectionist a perfect cover. I would use ebook launch again in a heartbeat.In fact, I plan to. On book two covers in my series.

    MaryAnna Rose
    MaryAnna Rose
  • Ebook Launch is 100% reliable, easy to deal with, professional, responsive, fairly priced and always a TEN (10) whenever I do a book project with them. I worked with John, and as always, it was a seamless, efficient and great experience. Bravo!!! Thank you Ebook Launch

    Neil Wood
    Neil Wood
  • Ebook Launch helped make my first self-publishing project a success. They responded promptly when I had questions prior to hiring them for a custom ebook cover and .mobi and .doc formatting. Their price was about half what was quoted by format and book cover freelancers, so I was pleased that I got my money's worth. They sent two book cover variations and we worked through suggestions to improve on one. My book cover design turned out great. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

    Kevin Martin
    Kevin Martin
  • I was referred to Ebooklaunch by another author friend, after searching for the perfect cover and layout artist. I was about to give up, but once we emailed back and forth and I gave them the concept of what I had in mind, I thought I had nothing to lose. I was astounded by the design, for: Case of the Mouse Trap Legend. I was absolutely blown away - it far exceeded my expectations. I couldn't be more thrilled and will return in the future for more covers. Thank you very much!

    Jean Marie Wiesen
    Jean Marie Wiesen
  • No other word to describe this company besides UNMATCHED! I was having trouble finding someone to do my cover design for both my ebook and my paperback covers until I came across Dane and the team at Ebook Launch. I have not for a single second regretted hiring them for ALL of the work I needed done in order to self-publish my first book! My cover was (no lie) 20 times better than I was hoping for expecting! The team is helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. If you need ANYTHING done for your book, I could not recommend them more. Work with them and you will not be sorry. Guaranteed. Thanks for everything you guys!

    Megan Collier
    Megan Collier
  • Really pleased with the service I received from Ebook launch. I had a few questions that were answered quickly. My files were formatted for Kindle and Smashwords which were excepted first time. Thank you again Adrian.

    Marion Buchan
    Marion Buchan
  • This is the 2nd time I have used Ebook Launch to help me with my cover design. They are so easy to work with and very affordable. The work they provide is done in a timely manner. I'm grateful that my book covers look so professional. Thank you Ebook Launch!

    Kelly Smith
    Kelly Smith

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