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Book Editing with Publishing Strategy

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Elite Editors

Work with New York Times-bestselling authors and former Big-5 acquisitions editors to ensure your book is well written, meticulously edited, and ready for publishing.

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Professional

From the moment you contact us, you’ll be treated with the highest level of professionalism, customer service, and dedication to editorial excellence.

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Personalized Editing Approach

Our editing services are tailored to the needs of your manuscript and publishing goals.

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Hands-On Customer Service

Collaborate directly with an elite editorial team to ensure your manuscript is ready for publishing — your Senior Editor is only a phone call away.

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Proven Record of Publishing Success

We’re a well-established editing service whose client list includes Big-5 publishers, top literary agents, and #1 New York Times-bestselling authors.

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Publishing Navigation

Beyond just editing your book, our team will help you navigate the book publishing process and can place your manuscript directly with traditional publishers or help you identify the ideal alternative publishing solution for you.

“I have worked with Kevin many times over the years for my memoir, book proposal, and articles. With each interaction, Kevin and his team provided excellent editorial services. His firm offers a diverse pool of editors to choose from, which enabled me to hone the type of service I was looking for. Each editor was concise and insightful, giving me constructive notes that really allowed me to take my work to the next level. I felt that they were in for the long haul because Kevin was always there for me when I had follow up questions. A great experience across the board.”

Norman Ollestad
New York Times-Bestselling Author of Crazy For the Storm—Over 100,000 Copies Sold

“Working with Kevin Anderson & Associates is a great experience. Having worked together on multiple books over the years, they’ve proven themselves to be reliable, responsive, and talented. Their team of bestselling authors is a great resource for us and I definitely recommend their services to any author or publisher looking for top-quality writing services with a well-managed process.”

Celeste Fine, Park & Fine

#1-ranked agent on Publishers Marketplace

“We were impressed with Kevin Anderson & Associates’ beta reader service. As a publisher, we found it invaluable to receive direct and honest feedback from target readers. The breadth, thoroughness, and high level of thoughtful detail contained in the report helped guide our editorial decisions. We especially appreciated how the report offered constructive criticism, combined with actionable editorial solutions to address identified problems. We were very happy with the professionalism of Kevin Anderson & Associates and the great services they provide.”

Andrea Fleck-Nisbit, VP & Publisher, Harper Horizon

Why choose us to edit your book?

  • Our team includes former acquisitions editors from Big-5 publishing houses who have achieved bestselling results across multiple genres.
  • Our process begins with a free review and assessment of your work to help determine which editing service is the best fit for your needs.
  • Every author and every book is unique. We pair you with an editor who can identify the issues holding back your manuscript and advise you on how to elevate your work to industry standards.
  • We have a proven record of success. Our client list includes publishers, literary agents, published authors, celebrities, professionals, and a wide range of first-time authors.
Work With Bestselling Writers

Our Editing Service Options Include


  • Critical review and analysis on how to strengthen your MS and make it marketable
  • Book coaching
  • Copy editing
  • Line editing for grammar and flow
  • Developmental editing to improve structure and substance
  • Heavy editing and rewriting rough drafts
  • Ghostwriting original content
  • Beta reader testing and revisions
  • Sensitivity reading
  • Publishing navigation

Our offices are in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles.
Can’t get to us?

We can bring our team to you.

Maximize the power of your writing

It’s time to take your manuscript to the next level. We work with New York Times-bestselling authors, literary agents, Big-5 publishing houses, and first-time authors to transform manuscripts into publish-worthy books. Call us to discover how we can help make your publishing dreams a reality.

FAQ

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.

• Copy Editing and 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 analysis
This service provides 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 in which the editor coaches the author through planning, writing, and revising their manuscript. 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 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 analysis 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?

Writing is just like any other skill or art form; practice, feedback, and refinement are the means to improving your abilities. Every writer needs an editor, and even the most brilliant ideas can benefit from a collaborator or two. We can 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. We can also build off of the ideas that you’ve already generated and ghostwrite new material for you.

We know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first-time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing outlets. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre-appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!

Our services are perfectly suited for writers who are looking to improve their work. 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 know that the publishing industry can be daunting, especially for first-time authors, so we offer consultation and comprehensive support for traditional, hybrid, and self-publishing outlets. Most of our all-inclusive ghostwriting packages include an original and customized query letter or book proposal free of charge. This invaluable marketing tool will be used to promote your book to literary agents and publishers. Not sure how to find a reputable literary agent? We’ve got you covered—we’ll provide you with a list of genre-appropriate agents to whom you can send your query letter or proposal!