Book Editing & Formatting Services

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→ Comprehensive Book-Editing Services

Critical review, editing, rewriting, ghostwriting, and publishing consultation

→ Team of Bestselling Book Editors

Have your book edited by bestselling editors who have held senior positions at Big-5 publishers

→ Publishing Navigation

Personalized support and ongoing publishing consultation to guide you through every step of the process

“It is perfectly okay to write garbage—as long as you edit brilliantly.”

~C. J. Cherryh

Premium Book-Editing Services

Hire Kevin Anderson & Associates when you demand the very best in quality and service. Our book-editing and publishing navigation services allow you to work directly with New York Times-bestselling authors and senior acquisitions editors who have held positions at Big-5 publishers.

As a market leader with extensive connections within the publishing industry, our firm will not only elevate the quality of your manuscript, but also determine and execute the ideal publishing strategy for you and your book. As we work directly with publishers, literary agencies, and other industry professionals, we customize a publishing plan for you and make the necessary introductions to ensure your success.

Whether you’re looking for basic proofreading, substantial rewriting, or comprehensive ghostwriting services, we will tailor our services to suit your manuscript’s needs and your publishing goals. Our clients include New York Times bestselling authors, literary agents, Big-5 publishing houses, and first-time writers, and we guarantee that you’ll be 100% satisfied with our work.

Our Service Options Include

  • Basic proofreading to correct typos, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Heavy editing to improve flow, clarity, syntax, and sentence structure
  • Critical analysis and consultation on how to strengthen your manuscript
  • Developmental editing to enhance the structure and substance of the text
  • Rewriting or paraphrasing
  • Ghostwriting original content
  • Comprehensive publishing services and industry navigation

Every Author Needs a Professional Editor

Even the most gifted and widely published authors rely on professional editors to elevate the quality of their manuscript and proofread their writing. The fact is that you’re simply too close to your manuscript to identify mistakes or areas in need of improvement. And while your best friend or relative with an English degree may think they’re a strong editorial candidate, the reality is that your manuscript needs a professional editor with expert knowledge of modern publishing conventions and a thorough understanding of the book marketplace.

Why Choose Us to Edit Your Manuscript?

Choose us because you deserve the best book-editing service in the industry. Our firm offers you the rare opportunity to work with New York Times bestselling authors and former acquisitions editors from the Big-5 publishers who will guide you through every step of the process to ensure that your book is well written, meticulously edited, and prepared for publishing.

Professional Editing Services

From the moment you contact us, you’ll be treated with the highest level of professionalism, customer service, and dedication to editorial excellence. We take great pride in the quality of our work and value long-lasting professional relationships. Our accomplished firm boasts a long history of success and offers decades of combined professional experience.

Personalized Editing Approach

Our editing services are tailored to the needs of your manuscript and can include rewriting awkward sentences, adding transitional phrases, ensuring logical flow, or even ghostwriting new content. We can edit as lightly or heavily as you like, and we always offer our professional opinion on how your manuscript can be further improved.

Unparalleled Customer Service

Every client and manuscript is unique, which is why we prioritize getting to know you and your book to determine how to best achieve your publishing goals. Our elite team will be involved in every aspect of the process to ensure excellent service. We are available to you via phone and e-mail during extended office hours and we remain on-call during evenings and weekends. Our dedicated team enjoys helping clients through every step of the process—call us at any time!

Proven Record of Publishing Success

Not only do we provide premium book editing services, but we also offer comprehensive assistance through the entire publishing or self-publishing process. Our extensive client list includes New York Times #1 bestselling authors, literary agents, celebrities, business executives, scholarly journals, publishing houses, and a wide variety of first-time writers. We are a well-established and reputable editing service in the publishing industry and many of our clients have secured lucrative deals from prominent publishing houses, including HarperCollins, Scholastic, Random House, and more.

Formatting and Typesetting Services

Editing your text is just one aspect of perfecting your manuscript. Most publishers will accept only manuscripts that are properly formatted, and many require meticulous adherence to a specific manual of style. Whether you are submitting a paper to an academic journal with a detailed style guide or preparing your manuscript for ePublishing, we can ensure that your document is perfectly formatted.

Our Formatting Services Include

  • Formatting per various style manuals (Cambridge, APA, Chicago, AP, Harvard, etc.)
  • Formatting/typesetting for traditional publishers or independent presses
  • eBook formatting (Nook, Kindle, etc.)

Need Help Publishing Your Book?

Our comprehensive services will provide you with everything necessary to publish your manuscript. We can help you secure a literary agent or manage the entire self-publishing process for you. Learn more about our publishing services here.

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Learn More About Our Book Editing Services

What’s the Difference Between Proofreading and Heavy Editing?

Different levels of editing are like differently sized sieves; they are each designed to catch various problems, ranging from minor errors to major content issues.

    • Proofreading
    This is the most basic form of editing and addresses only typos and objective grammatical errors. Only well-written manuscripts are ready for proofreading.

    • Heavy editing
    For more in-depth review and revisions, heavy editing includes proofreading for grammar, as well as extensive revisions to improve diction, syntax, sentence structure, flow, style, tone, and transitions. Most manuscripts require heavy editing, though we can adjust our editing and pricing according to your manuscript’s condition.

    • Critical review and consultation
    These services provide you with feedback and the opportunity to discuss your material with a writing expert. The editor will review and comment on your content and consult with you on how to best proceed with revisions and improvements.

    • Developmental editing
    If you are looking for input on the creation of your content itself, developmental editing is a form of collaboration between author and editor. Developmental editing addresses larger issues, such as the overarching themes and intention of the book, and includes broader suggestions and revisions to the structure, narrative, character development, voice, style, and pacing. It does not fully address spelling and grammar issues, as this is done significantly later in the process. Many first-time authors utilize a developmental editor to assist them throughout the writing process.

    • Rewriting, paraphrasing, or ghostwriting
    Sometimes authors require help that goes beyond the scope of editing. In these cases, we offer options for rewriting or paraphrasing existing content, or ghostwriting original content. Our ghostwriting services can be utilized to develop an entire manuscript, or to add content and depth to an existing manuscript.

How Can I Determine Which Level of Service I Need?

The level of service that you need depends on the strength and clarity of your content, and the stage of development that it is in.

If you have a well-written manuscript that just requires final polishing, proofreading is likely the best option for you.

Heavy editing is best for manuscripts that are early drafts, or those that were written quickly or by an inexperienced writer.

If you are looking for feedback on the development of your material, critical review and consultation will provide you with in-depth input to help guide you in the writing process.

For more collaborative consultation, developmental editing services will give you dedicated support as you develop your ideas—or your manuscript-in-progress—into a coherent, comprehensible book.

If you need more extensive support with your content, we also offer rewriting and ghostwriting services to build off of existing material or generate new content.

Feel free to send us a sample of your work, and we’ll give you our professional opinion on what level of service will benefit your writing the most.

Will My Editor Implement the Revisions, or Will I Have to Do That Myself?

We’re happy to implement the edits for you as well as make suggestions for further improvement—it’s all up to you. Typically, we make all grammar corrections for you and track the edits so that you can easily identify every change we made to your book.

I’ve Written a Book Before, But It Wasn’t Successful. What Can You Do to Help Me Succeed?

Every writer needs an editor. Even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator (or collaborators!). We will work with you on material that you’ve already created to give detailed, insightful feedback and suggestions on how to take your craft to the next level. Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Our professional staff is ready to give you the tools, motivation, and reflection that you need to succeed.

Once the Editing Process Is Complete, Can You Help with Publishing and Marketing?

We’ve assisted many first-time and experienced authors with self-publishing their book and securing lucrative book deals through traditional publishing avenues. In addition to editing services, you can order a query letter or book proposal to promote your book to agents and publishing houses. We can also help you to decide between self-publishing options, and we can put you in contact with marketing services to get the word out about your book.

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