Premium, affordable copy editing and line editing services for your novel, book, or memoir.

Are you an author working on a manuscript for a book—whether it’s a novel, a collection of short stories, or a personal memoir? You’ve come to the right place! We at Elite Manuscripts offer special, lower pricing rates for premium editing of non-scientific manuscripts. And we do more than make sure your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed—we ensure that your writing is fluid, cohesive, and poignant

Book Manuscript Copy Editing + Line Editing

At Elite Manuscripts, we actively work to improve your writing style while maintaining your personal voice. Our focus is on the words and how they’re put together with the goal of inducing emotions in the reader. As part of our book editing services, we do an extensive review of your manuscript to ensure that each sentence is optimized for clarity, flow, and consistency of style. 

What we fix:

How Our Editing Works

Book manuscript editing

All of our edits will be made in Microsoft Word, using Track Changes. When we encounter errors, we’ll usually leave a comment explaining why, and we’ll also leave comments about plot and character motivation. Using Track Changes, you can go through our edits and either accept or reject them. In a line edit, our changes will be a bit more aggressive than in a copy edit—we will be actively trying to improve your writing style—though we will do our best to keep your personal voice intact. Some of our changes will be subjective, so it is normal to reject a handful of changes if you don’t agree.

We try to make the motivation behind our edits clear, but if you have any questions as you go through the returned document, we’re always happy to explain. Reviewing a line edit can be a great learning experience. When you’re finished going through our changes, you’re bound to have a better understanding of how to improve your writing in the future.

Book Editing Pricing & Rates

Below are our average rates depending on length of manuscript and turnover time. At Elite Manuscripts, we try to work with you to find the best possible rates based on the your specific needs and timeframe. Therefore, do not hesitate to contact us for a personalized quote. 

Book line editing pricing rates

Free Sample Editing for Book Manuscripts

Editing is a big investment, so you should always request a sample edit from us. At Elite Manuscripts, we offer free sample edits of up to 700 words. By reviewing your free sample edit, you’ll know exactly what to expect from us when you send in your entire project.


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