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"The second most-frequent writing request, after books, is for school papers.  We respond to all such queries by refusing to help a student cheat himself (or herself) out of an education." David Leonhardt quoted in Maclean's, Canada's national magazine

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What sets our manuscript editors apart: Our minds remain on the big picture while our eyes focus on the details.

Copy editors to polish your manuscript

There is nothing that says "amateur" like misspellings, poor grammar or disconnects in a text. A publisher, literary agent or book reviewer will ignore your manuscript if the writing is under par, even if your content is phenomenal. Fortunately, it is so easy to head off instant failure before it happens by hiring a professional manuscript copy editor or proofreader for your book.

"Make sure your words get your manuscript read."

What our manuscript proofreaders and copy editors do for you

The chart below shows what services Canadians are asking from us, and as you can see, there are a lot of people just like you seeking editors to perfect their manuscripts:


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We can provide all the basics. We can proofread:

  • correct spelling in Canadian, UK or American English
  • correct grammar
  • correct punctuation
  • correct word usage (Do you know when to use "that" and when to use "which"?)

Sometimes "correct" might include slang or colloquialisms, depending on the nature of your target audience and the subject of your book. You need to inform us if there are purposeful "errors" that you do not want "corrected". It is important to respect the tone you are trying to set.

We go beyond simple proofreading. We also ensure consistency. For example, if some chapters of your book are written in very formal language, you probably don't want other chapters written more colloquially.

Similarly, if you use USA spellings, such as "center" and "honor" in your manuscript, you don't want to suddenly insert Canadian spellings, such as "centre" or "honour". And if you refer to a car in some places, an automobile in others and an auto in still others, you might prefer to have some consistency. And let's face it, if you want to sell your book south of the border, nobody will understand what "Newfie" or "poutine" mean.

Our Canadian manuscript editors can do all this, PLUS we can add vigor to your text. Some adjectives and adverbs add a little bit extra life, but a few well-placed action verbs or powerful analogies can breathe much more life into your manuscript.

Our manuscript proofreading rates are $20/1000 words and our manuscript copy-editing rates are $40/1000 words, with a minimum $100 charge.

Our editing clients have something to say.

Gabriel Sinki - Christian author

I can't thank you enough for the excellent job you did. The article flows like a symphony... Of all the editors that did help me out - in my other publications - you are the best. I am very happy that I found you. and grateful for David that he recommended you. I will now submit the article for publication and if accepted I will hand you the book for your editing.

Marty - memoir writer

I opened your edited file today. Although I have not had the strength to make the changes, they are PERFECT. You have done exactly what I had hoped you would do - you made my story better. I am eager to incorporate your suggestions and send it to my publisher. Thanks so much!

Toni - author, Alabama Blue

Debra is exactly the person/editor/lady I was looking for. She is not re-writing my book, she's making it better. I took 98%+ of her suggestions on my first fifty pages. I am very pleased and inspired. I LOVE WHAT SHE IS DOING WITH ALABAMA BLUE.


You want your manuscript editor to deliver text to your requirements. Let us edit your book manuscript to convey the message you want to deliver.

Looking for a manuscript editor for your book or screenplay?

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