Book Editing Services

Book Editors, Indexers, Proofreaders, Ghostwriters, Book Doctors, and more...

This page features book editing services, book editors, copyeditors, book doctors, proofreaders, indexers, translators and ghostwriters. We try to be comprehensive in these listings, so we list anyone. A listing does not mean a recommendation. Before signing with a service provider, check out their work and their references.

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A-1 Complete Writing and Editing Services, Michael McIrvin; 307-637-8657. Email: Experienced writers/editors can make your work in any genre shine. Free no obligation sample edit and bid.

Allegheny Writing & Publishing, Judith McConville, somewhere near Pittsburgh PA; 724-813-0693. Email: Creates user-friendly, industry-standard indexes. Also editing and proofreading services.

Arbor Books, Larry Leichman, 244 Madison Avenue #254, New York NY 10016; 877-822-2500. Email: Offers ghostwriting, editing, design, marketing, and self-publishing services.

Arts and Edit, Marjorie Montell, Editor; 877-834-5095. Email: Offers copy and literary edits of books, plays, business documents, and more. Also proofreading.

Authors Team, Mahesh Grossman; 561-434-9044. Ghostwrites books, booklets, etc.

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The Baird Group, David and Anne Cherney, 184 Baird Avenue, Wadsworth OH 44281; 216-509-3754. Email: Email: Provides technical writing, ghostwriting, editing, project management, etc. for educational textbooks and training manuals.

BayTree Solutions, Laurence Wiig, 2459 SE TV Highway #303, Hillsboro OR 97123; 503-804-6835; Fax: 503-212-9090. Email: Translator of books from Japanese to English.

Beacon Editorial, Sandy Chizinsky, VT; 802-864-7116. No address provided. Email: Developmental editing, substantive editing, and copyediting. Specialties include business, leadership, economic development, finance, international development, public policy, urban planning, sustainability, and environmental management.

Belle Étoile Studios, Michael Trudeau, Raleigh NC; 314-260-1880. Email: Developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading.

Bioedit Ltd., Patrick Hughes, Merchant's House, 25 Market Place, Stockport SK1 1EU, United Kingdom; 44-161-474-8129; Fax: 44-161-474-8101. Email: Specializes in editing life sciences and medicine.

Bluepen Publishing Solutions, Rocky Teodoro, Unit 810, Citystate Tower, 709 Shaw Blvd, Oranbo, Pasig City, Philippines; 917-285-8325; Philippines: 63-2-2398058. Email: Provides copyediting, typesetting, proofreading, and indexing., Willy Mathes, P O Box 525, Mentone AL 35984; 813-426-7614. Email: Editing and coaching services to authors at all levels, from budding authors to national literary award winners. First hour of consultation is free. Reasonable rates. His motto is: Great writing requires great editing.

Bookfly Design, Kira Rubenthaler and James Egan, 468 S Empire Boulevard, Coos Bay OR 97420. Email: and Copyediting and ebook/print/audio cover designs.

Book Helpline, Judith Henstra. Email: Developmental editing and proofreading. Offers a free sample edit.

Business Book Ghostwriters, Roger S. Peterson, West Coast Editor, Rocklin CA 95677; 916-624-3069; Cell: 916-709-2530. Email: Also Jack Rochester, East Coast Editor; 339-223-9191. Email: Ghostwriting, content creation, and developmental editing for business people. Motto: Helping you write the book you know you need.

Cambridge Proofreading, Emma Wilson, Cambridge, England. Email: Provides proofreading services for authors from all over the world.

Cameo Publications, Amy Rigard; 843-785-3770; Fax: 843-785-8722. Email: Since 1998, an editorial and publishing services firm for professional speakers and business leaders. Assists authors through every phase of the publishing process, from idea creation to finished product: editorial, design, publishing, and marketing.

Carrie Cantor, Montclair NJ. Email: Independent editor offering book critiques, proposal writing, book development, line editing, and project management. Also guides would-be self-publishers through the beginning of the process.

Castle Communications, Lana Castle, P O Box 200255, Austin TX 78720; 512-346-2375; Fax: 512-346-0690. Email: An editorial service company that can help you clear up your writing.

Click & Copyright, Attn: Processing Team, 11900 Wayzata Boulevard #100, Minneapolis, MN 55305. This company provides quick and comprehensive copyright, incorporation, and related business services for books, plays, music, video, film, computer software, and websites.

Compass Rose Horizons, Joanne Asala, Editor, P O Box 409095, Chicago IL 60640. Email: A freelance editor offering a full range of pre-publication services.

Concord Editorial and Design, David Fideler, 5583 Bancroft SE, Alto MI 49302; 616-868-0148; Fax: 616-825-6048. Email: Editing, typesetting, and cover design.

Credit the Edit, Ralph Scott, 925 Lakeville Street #201, Petaluma CA 94952; 855-879-3348. Email: Professional editing and ghostwriting.

Cunningham Indexing, Yvette Cunningham; 720-304-2766. Email: Writes clear, concise back-of-the-book indexes that increase the value of your publication.

Dream Books Editing Service, Jacob Morris; 661-450-8316; 877-593-5053. Email: Book editing service.

Edit911, Marc Baldwin, President, 2200 Winter Springs Boulevard #106-261, Oviedo FL 32765; 877-334-8911. Email: They have edited over 4,000 books since 1999.

Editage, Roisin Pelley, 3 Neshaminy Interplex #301, Trevose PA 19053; 215-825-8544; Fax: 215-245-4705. Email: Manuscript editing, English editing, and publication support services.

EditBerry, Peter Lavender, Senior Editor, Cambridge and London, United Kingdom. Email: Our talented team provides online editing services; editing, copyediting and proofreading. The custom writing service encompasses; copy writing, letter writing, academic writing and novel writing. We have a team of translators fluent in over 30 language-pairs from English to Spanish or Japanese. The skilled illustrators can produce bespoke designs including; logos, fashion illustrations and graphics for every need.

EditNPublish, Puneet Chadha, India. Email: Editing services.

The Editorial Department, Jesse Steele, Managing Editor, 7660 E Broadway Boulevard #210, Tucson AZ 85710; 520-546-9992. Email: Editorial services for book publishers. 29 years.

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Editorial Freelancers Association, 212-929-5400; Fax: 212-929-5439. EFA is a national, professional organization comprising editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, translators, and other self-employed workers in the publishing industry. Founded in 1970, EFA has over one thousand members who could help you with editing your books.

Elite Research Editing, 1925 E Beltline Road #200, Carrollton TX 75006; 972-538-1374; 800-806-5661; Fax: 800-806-5661. Offers editing and formatting services.

Emareye Medical Editing Service, Wade Martin; 909-610-9152; Email: Medical editing and medical writing for journals and books.

Epiclesis Consulting, Patricia "Trish" O'Connor, Dunlap IN. Email: Offers ghostwriting, developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, and indexing.

The Expert Editor, Brendan Brown, Australia; 9999-7272; Cell: 0413126323. Email: Helps students, authors, and businesses improve their the quality of their written work.

The Fiction Studio, Lou Aronica. Email: A full-service ghostwriting, editing, and creative development company founded by Lou Aronica, former fantasy and science fiction publisher at Avon Books and Berkley Books.

Get Edits, Samuel Peterson, Editor, Jacksonville FL; 904-738-0836. Email: Edits anything literary, but preferably sci-fi or fantasy.

Global English Editing, Brendan Brown, 473 Grant Street #1B, Brooklyn NY 11211; 800-310-5131. Email: Provides book editing, proofreading and manuscript evaluation services for authors from a diverse range of backgrounds and countries. We have skilled book editors on our team who have considerable expertise in editing fiction, including novels and short stories, and non-fiction on a range of subjects.

Globalization Partners International, Martin Spethman, Managing Partner, 1600 Tysons Boulevard, 8th Floor, McLean VA 22101; 703-286-2193; 866-272-5874; Fax: 202-478-0956. Email: Offers translations, website globalizations, and more for corporations and others.

Goodmedia Communications, Robyn Short, 25 Highland Park Village #100-810, Dallas TX 75205; 214-240-4503; Fax: 214-520-7065. Email: Offers one-stop turnkey solutions for book and magazine publishing, business development, website design and development, and graphic design support.

Gotham Ghostwriters, 895 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York NY 10003; 212-505-3131. Email: Develops book proposals and manuscripts, copyedits, connects authors with agents, finds the right publishing platform, and more.

Harding House Publishing Service, Ellyn Sanna, 201 Harding Avenue, Vestal NY 13850; 607-785-1578; Fax: 607-786-9103. Email: Provides writing, editing, copyediting, proofreading, page design, cover design, illustration and photography for educational, academic, and other nonfiction titles, both children's and adult.

Harrison Editing Firm, Marquita Harrison, Editor, Beverly NJ 08010. Email: Caters to independent authors. Edits any writing, from full-length fiction novels down to the shortest of short stories! Also résumés.

Harvard Girl Word Services, Heidi Connolly, Taos NM; 575-758-4713. Email: Writing, manuscript editing, book and newsletter design, specializing in self-publishing.

CeliaSue Hecht, Seaside CA; 702-225-8206. Email: Proofreader and ghostwriter who specializes in memoirs, metaphysical, spiritual, self-help, travel, pets, and alternative health.

Help Me Rhonda Ghostwriting, Rhonda Ryder, CEO; 407-460-6145. Email:

Herr's Indexing Service, Linda Hallinger, 1267 Poor Farm Road, Washington VT 05675; 802-883-5415; Fax: 802-883-5415. Email: Since 1994, indexes business, education, health, medical, and social science books.

Höhne-Werner, Angela Werner and Michael Höhne, P O Box 253, East Wilton ME 04234; 207-779-9026. Email: Offers services from manuscript to printed book. Includes editorial services, cover and interior design, print management, and project coordination.

Craig Hovey, Ghostwriter; 585-381-0057. Email: Has ghostwritten practical guides, novels, and economics.

John Hulce, Indexer, 723 Longfellow Road, Anderson IN 46011; 765-643-3606. Email: He and his associate Tim Griffin have compiled and edited indexes for Avalon Books, Sams Publishing,, Que Publishing, Que Education and Training, Hayden, Brady, New Riders Publishing, Fromm International, Grolier Publishing, Neuwirth & Associates, Thunders Mouth Press, Broadway Publishing, The Coriolis Group, Falcon Press, Lehigh University Press and O¹Reilly & Associates and The Learning Express.

Illuminated Pages, Christopher Lampton; 310-745-0199. Email: Writer, editor, and proofreader of articles, short stories, and books.

IndexArts, Carol Darwin Deason, 15615 Preston Road, Villa 1014, Dallas TX 75248; 214-957-1225; Fax: 972-233-0369. Email: Specializes in indexing arts and humanities books., Ever A. Olano; 707-315-0039. Email: Freelance technical indexer for science, technology, computers, math, finance, business, and general reference/how-to.

InDocs InDexing, Rose Ippolito. Indexer specializing in religious and spiritual books.

Ink & Scribe, JoAn and Mike Bjarko, 3101 Kintzley Court #F, LaPorte CO 80535-9393; 970-221-0213; 888-616-7720; Fax: 920-221-4884. Email: Offers critiquing, editing, and indexing of books.

Inkpress Indexing, Tanya Bomsta; 937-863-0960. Email: bomsta@ Freelance indexer.

InkWork Services, Veronika Walker, 719 Main Street, Shelbyville KY; 502-572-9290. Email: Book editor who also offers proofing, line editing, and developmental editing at "competitive rates." Also works for indie and small presses.

Integrated Writer Services, Joyce Miller, Editor, 4505 S Yosemite Street #421, Denver CO 80237; 303-221-7030; Fax: 303-221-7131. Email: Editing, writing, coaching, and permissions. Also web:

inWrite, 4/F Glass Tower, 115 C. Palanca Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines; 415-992-7412. Email: Offers proofreading, copyediting, and copywriting services for publishers, corporations, students, bloggers, and authors.

Beth Kleinman, P O Box 363, Fairfield IA 52556; 641-469-3051. Email: Freelance indexer, all types of books. Uses professional indexing software. Payment on per page basis. Will work with you for special needs, deadlines, etc.

Kot Copyediting and Proofreading, Patricia Kot, 1219 Cherrydown Drive, Oshawa ON L1H 7T4 Canada; no phone. Email: Copyediting and proofreading.

The Last Word Indexing Services, Erica Caridio, Cottage Grove OR; 541-228-4556; Fax: 425-962-2843. Email: Professional book indexing. Special interest in gardening, horticulture, alternative energy, health, cooking, graphic arts, photography, and biographies.

Legwork Team Publishing, Yvonne Kamerling, CEO, 80 Davids Drive #1, Hauppauge NY 11788; 631-944-6511; 866-944-6511; Fax: 631-952-8965. Email: Services include copy editing, line editing, content editing, layout, book cover design, illustrations, front matter, back matter (indexes, glossaries, etc.), and more.

Lemon Drop Press, Lana. Email: “Lemon Drops Press offers affordable services for writers interested in traditional publishing and/or self-publishing. Individual services include editing, illustrating, book designing, and printing. Publishing packages are also available. Articles and resources are posted relevant to writing, publishing, and marketing your work.”

Tia Leschke, Indexer. Indexer of nonfiction books.

Lightseeds by Holly, Holly Matson; 330-968-6394. Email: Proofreading, editing, and formating of books, with a focus on spiritual books.

Sigrid MacDonald, 7 Castlethorpe Crescent, Ottawa Canada K2G 5P6; 613-224-0762. Email: Editorial consultant, book coach, copy editing, and substantive editing. Works on short stories, query letters, book proposals, and full-length manuscripts.

Steven Manchester. Email: Edits fiction and nonfiction books, line-by-line and/or commentary on plot, character development, dialogue, etc.

Manuscript Editing, Lynda Lotman, Arlington TX 76014. Copyediting, proofreading, and formatting. Serving writers, literary agents, and publishers since 1976., Bruce Kurtz, Content Licensing Manager, 6464 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara CA 93117; 805-685-3100, ext. 136; Fax: 805-685-3330. Email: They've been providing custom mapping services and digital content licensing to book publishers since 1991. Their clients include Fodors Travel, AAA, Houghton Mifflin, and others.

Anita D. McClellan Associates, Anita D. McClellan, 464 Common Street #142, Belmont MA 02478; 888-270-6950; 617-575-9203; Fax: 206-203-0829. Email: Copywriter, developmental editor, book shepherd, book doctor, intellectual property consultant, and marketing copywriting.

Barbara McNichol Editorial, Barbara McNichol, 5090 N Camino de la Cumbre, Tucson AZ 85750; 520-615-7910; 877-696-4899. Email: Writes and edits marketing materials and manuscripts for authors, speakers, and consultants. Also publishes the Word Trippers e-newsletter.

Melinda Writes, Melinda Copp. Email: or Provides editorial services for self-publishing authors. “Looking for an objective set of eyes to clean up your manuscript? I can help make your words sparkle with clarity and style. Contact me for a free estimate on your editorial project.”

Mile High Press Editing Services, John Maling, Editor, 14160 E Bellewood Drive, Aurora CO 80015; 303-885-4460; Fax: 303-627-9184. Email: Edits fiction, nonfiction, and technical works.

Mincor Spiritual Translations, Diana Aristizabal, Project Manager. Email: Spanish translations of spiritual literature.

MoneySaver Editing, Dennis De Rose, 220 Watkins Avenue, Middletown NY 10940. Email: $25 per hour for editing, primarily fiction and children's books. Proofreading for $2 per page.

MorningStar Editing, Cassie Armstrong. Email: Proofreader and copy editor.

R J Morss, 123 Camino Ruiz Square, Camarillo CA 93012; 805-445-4539. Email: Editing and proofing for grammar, spelling, and punctuation without affecting the context of any kind of document. Also other editing, layout services, data entry, and document composition for $25/hour.

NewEraEditing, Asenith T Dixon, President; 404-664-1358. Email: or Writing, editing, and research services for authors and publishers.

Oak Grove Indexing Service, Margy Olmstead, 14606 SE Wagner Lane, Milwaukie OR 97267; 503-422-3748. Email: Indexer specializing in psychology, medicine, women's studies, religious studies, and sociology, both trade and professional titles.

OgleMoore Creative Services, Leslie Ogle and Emily Moore, 1320 Berry Road, Knoxville TN 37920; 865-609-1199. Email: A full-service publishing and publicity agency that emphasizes “the collaborative aspects of working with publishers and authors.” Offers services for all phases of book production: manuscript preparation, distribution consulting, book tour management, strategic marketing, media bookings, etc.

Laurel Ornitz, freelance editor; 831-427-2511. Email: A freelance editor.

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Paper Fixr, Rob Hastings, Executive Editor; 202-810-3497. Email: Provides book/manuscript editing for authors who are seeking publication.

Peak Medical Editing, John E Essex III, Principle Editor; 317-345-1191. Email: Medical and scientific editing for manuscripts for books and peer-reviewed journals. Include plagiarism detection and reference formatting.

Jo-Anne Pelissier Indexing, 648 Patricks Point Drive, Trinidad CA 95570; 707-677-9113. Email: Freelance indexer and member of the American Society of Indexers.

Pen and Paper Editorial Services, Helga Schier, Editor/Translator, 1527 Stanford Street #1, Santa Monica CA 90404; 310-828-8421; Fax: 310-828-5969. Email: Editor, writer, and translator. Works with new and experienced fiction and nonfiction writers, publishers, and book builders.

Penmar Hawaii, Amy Yamamoto, 521 Ala Moana Boulevard #210, Honolulu HI 96813; 808-536-7890; Fax: 808-536-7891. Email: Specializes in book production with close associations with book printers in the U.S., Canada, China, Korea, and Hong Kong. Also offers design, typesetting, proofreading, and copyediting.

Penn Group; 800-write-90. Ghostwriters who write, manage, and promote manuscripts.

PenUltimate Editorial Services, Arlene Prunkl, Editor, 1055 West 13th Avenue #203, Vancouver BC, Canada V6H 1N1; 604-734-2730. Email: “Provides fast, top-calibre, professional freelance editing, proofreading, manuscript consultation and other editing services to authors throughout the English-speaking world. With my guidance and expertise, you'll have the smoothest editing experience possible. Together, we'll make your words sparkle! Bonus: I'm very gentle with authors.”

PeopleSpeak, Sharon Goldinger, 25260-I La Paz Road #1, Laguna Hills CA 92653; 949-581-6190; Fax: 949-581-4958. Email: Copyediting, writing, proofreading.

PerfectEdit Editorial Services, Franscesca Drago, President. Email: Provides copyediting, proofreading, “reasonable rates, deadlines met.”

Perfect The Word, Lesley Jones; 07990-953196; 01829-781458. Email: Copywriter and proofreader. She works primarily in fiction for both large publishing houses as well as self-publishing authors.

Nancy Peske, Ghostwriter and Editor, 2024 E Beverly Road, Shorewood WI 53211; 414-763-7094.

Petton Editing Solutions, Jessica Petton, Editor; 540-252-3350. Remember: It's only criticism if it's not constructive! Providing professional copyediting and proofreading for fiction, nonfiction, and business works.

Glenn Plaskin. Email: Bestselling author fine-tunes or re-writes your manuscript, or will help you write the book from scratch. Offers editing, book writing, and manuscript review.

Polish Professional Editing, Cassie Smith, 219 Edgewood Drive, Coppell TX 75019; 214-417-6862. Email: Proofreading and copyediting. Five years of freelance work.

Linda Presto, Indexer, Milwaukee WI; 414-962-9465. Email:

Pro Novel Editing Services, Mike, Founding Editor. Email: Offers the following services to novelists: proofreading, light to heavy copy editing, developmental editing, book doctoring, and manuscript critiques.

Proofreading Service UK, Dr. Francis Smith, Editing Manager; 44-08081-712-472. Email: English language specialists covering a range of academic subjects. They proofread and edit texts to APA, Chicago, Oxford, and MLA formats.

Publication Services, Molly Redenbaugh, Director of Marketing and Product Development, 1802 S Duncan Road, Champaign IL 61822; 217-398-2060, ext.229; Fax: 217-398-3923. Email: Editors, typesetters, and indexers. Clients have included Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Harcourt, and Princeton University Press.

Pure Text, Lauren Ruiz, Editor and Proofreader. Email: A copy editor and proofreader. Offers reasonable prices. Motto: Bring me your best, and I'll help it reach perfection.

You really will be doing your authors a favor by recommending her to them. She does top notch work. - Geoffrey James

Clive Pyne Book Indexing Services, Clive Plyne, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; 613-722-7998. Email: Professional freelance back-of-book indexing services for reference, scholarly and trade non-fiction books. On time service; to your specifications; at competitive rates. Subjects: Biology, Business, Computers, Technology, Environment, Spirituality, New Age, Self-help. An index makes the difference between a good and a very good book.

Quinn's Word for Word, Robin Quinn, 10573 W Pico Boulevard #345, Los Angeles CA 90064; 310-838-7098. Email: Freelance book editor, developmental editor, ghostwriter, and copyeditor with a special interest in spirituality, alternative health, self-help, and psychology.

Redactores en Red, Juan carlos Sabbione, 2906 General Benjamin Victorica Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 54-9-11-5856-0000. Email: Spanish-language copyediting, translations, proofreading, and typesetting.

Alex Rezai, Translator, 38245 Murrieta Hot Springs Road # D-304, Murrieta CA 92563; 312-804-2444. Email: Translation for Spanish and Farsi to and from English.

Pam Rider, Indexer, 4422 - 33rd Place #B, San Diego CA 92116-4576; 619-282-5483. Email: Freelance indexer.

Melanie Rigney, 8190 Beechmont Avenue #350, Cincinnati OH 45255-6117. Email: Motto: Helping writers be the best they can be. This former editor of Writer's Digest offers proofreading, copyediting, and content editing for authors.

RK Edit, Ron, 1900 N Vine Street #103, Los Angeles CA 90068; 323-962-9645; Fax: 323-962-7344. Email: Edits nonfiction books. Also rewrites and polishes.

Roberts Indexing Services, Carol Roberts, 1908 E Edgewood Avenue, Shorewood WI 53211; 414-967-9732. Email: Index all sorts of books, including art books, cookbooks, biographies, self-help, and history.

Vicki St. George, Ghostwriter. Email:

The Sarov Press, George Kosar, P O Box 665, Medford MA 02155; 203-243-4499. Email: Provides typesetting, proofreading, copyediting, and development editing services to book publishers and other firms.

Schroeder Indexing, Sandi Schroeder. Email: Professional book indexer.

Scribbr Academic Editing: Offers academic editing and proofreading.

Scribendi, Lawrene Denkers, 405 Riverview Drive #304, Chatham, Ontario N7M 5J5 Canada; 519-351-1626; Fax: 519-354-0192. Edits, critiques, rewrites, composes, checks, designs, produces, translates (in many languages) and publishes all types of manuscripts and documents for authors, poets, academics, businesses, and webmasters. Also proofreading.

Self-Editing Blog by John Robert Marlow. Offers professional advice on self-editing as well as professional editing services.

ServiceScape, David Costello. Email: This site allows you to have your books, ebooks, or other documents edited by any of 200 qualified editors.

Chandan Kumar Singh, Professional Indexer, 91-9910209556. Email: Indexing of books and journals, embedding indexes, and more, with a specialty in science, technology, finance, accounting, and business.

Susan Solomon, Indexer, 1003 Bechtol Avenue, Sharon PA 16146.

Spanier Indexing, Jennifer Spanier. Indexing for nonfiction books.

Justin Spizman, Ghostwriter; 678-522-9540. Email: Ghostwriter, editor, and book project consultant as well as a bestselling book author.

Harvey Stanbrough, Editor. Email: Freelance editor of novels, short stories, and memoirs.

Star Literary Works, Victoria Freudiger; 972-398-4206. Email: Editor and agent for book authors.

Isabel Stein, Editor, 113 82nd Road, Kew Gardens NY 11415; 718-261-6225. Email: Edits at all levels, from developing and organizing a book to light copyediting. Over 20 years experience in editing science, finance, crafts, self-help, design, fiction, and children's books. Offers "fast turnaround and reasonable rates."

Dave Stewart, Copyeditor, 746 Roby Poe Road, Crumpler NC 28617-9320; 336-982-8716; Fax: 336-982-8716. Email: Nonfiction copyeditor who can work on disk, online, or via hard copy.

Stickler Editing provides professional editing, proofreading, and indexing services for authors and academics as well as general editing, proofreading, and copywriting services for businesses and webmasters.

Sunflower Editorial Services, Noelle Barrick. Email: Provides developmental editing, copy and line editing, and proofreading for all types of nonfiction. With specialties in religion, politics, literature, and American culture.

Syndetic Systems, Michael E Bell, P O Box 3246, Saint Augustine FL 32085; 904-347-7406. Email: Indexing, proofreading, and research services. Free estimates offering competitive rates. Specialties: business, cookbooks, local history, information technology, medicine, and self-help.

Tahosa Editing Services, Eryn Mills, 6760 Highway 7, Estes Park CO 80517; 970-372-8174. Email: Fiction and nonfiction, we polish your book into the gem it is! Self-publishing authors welcome. Free no obligation sample.

Tallent Agency, Jan Tallent. Email: Editor and proofreader.

Allan Taylor, Freelancer, 1100 Dunsmuir Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90019-6756; 323-937-3678; Fax: 323-935-5109. Email: Offers copy editing, proofreading, indexing, and researching.

THGM Ghostwriters, David Leonhardt, President, Canada; 613-448-4086. Email: Writing, editing and translation in English, French and Spanish. Specialties are books and blogs, but also business materials, screenplays, reports, press releases and articles. Full manuscript editing and book proposals (with query letter, synopsis and sample chapters). Based in Canada, with writers across North America.

Amy Thompson Editing, Amy L Thompson, Omaha NE; 402-660-7109. Email: Editing services.

Thorn Edit, Patti Thorn, Denver CO. Email: Manuscript assessment, content editing, and copy editing. Patti is the former book editor of Rocky Mountain News.

Three Penny Editor, Sarah Cypher. Email: She provides affordable book editing, tutoring, and cover design to writers.

To Press and Beyond, Gail Kearns and Penelope Paine, 825 E Pedregosa Street #2, Santa Barbara CA 93103; 805-898-2263; 866-528-9901; Fax: 805-898-9460. Email: Offers complete prepress services, from editing and book proposal writing to cover and interior design and production coordination. Also other marketing services.

Translation by Design; 831-624-5484; 877-804-7300. Email: Offers many languages. Free 100-word translation with consultation.

21st Street Urban Editing, Niccole M. Simmons, co-founder. Email: Specializes in editing urban fiction.

Urban Fiction Editor, Mary McBeth, 1923 Bragg Street # 140-2358, Sanford NC 27330; 704-286-6142. Email: and Content editing, line editing, proofreading, copy editing, website design, and book cover design. Specialty: Urban fiction.

Wambtac, Claudia Suzanne, 17300 17th Street #J-276, Tustin CA 92780; 714-954-0580; 800-641-3936; Fax: 714-954-0793. Email: Ghostwriting, proposal writing, manuscript analysis.

Wasson Publishing Services, Jennifer Wasson. Email: “I provide a wide range of publishing services that includes: copyediting, book design, typesetting, proofreading, cover design, and illustration.”

Diana Wells, 831 W Broadway, Eugene OR 97402; 541-683-3216; Fax: 541-684-8767. Email: Book development, marketing, and sales. “She works with individual author clients on all aspects of the publishing process, including manuscript shaping; writing query letters and book proposals; finding an agent and/or publisher; getting reviewed; and marketing books to wholesalers, retailers and the public.”

Wendex, Wendy Stegall, Indexer, Fairfield IA 52556; 641-472-4222. Email: Creates timely, complete, and cost-effective indexes.

Wenzel Editorial Services, Caryl Wenzel, Lake in the Hills IL; 847-458-5767. Email: Copyeditor and indexer.

Word Edit: Professional Literary Services, Richard White, 27 Wellington Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 2RR, United Kingdom; +44 (0) 7575 953 847. Email: Services: ghostwriting, editing, copywriting, and proofreading.

WordCo Indexing Services, Stephen Ingle, President, 49 Church Street, Norwich CT 06360; 860-886-2532, ext. 112; 877-967-3263; Fax: 860-886-1155. Email:

The Write Factor, Lorna Howarth, Home Lodge, Hartland, Bideford, Devon EX39 6DS; 01237-440268. Email: Editing, proofreading, ghostwriting, manuscript assessment, representation.

The Write Place, Pat Sabiston, 4412 Fletcher Street, Panama City FL 32405-1017; 850-769-4345; Fax: 850-769-4348. Email: Editorial services.

Writers Way, Andrea Glass; 858-350-5235. Email: Ghostwriter and copy editor specializing in personal and professional development. Motto: Transforming ideas into info-products.

The Writer's Webb, Amanda Webb Soderberg, Editor. Email: Editor of over 150 published titles. Rates range from 3 cents to 12 cents per word (details on the website).

Writeworks, Cynthia Lane, 1 Rocking Horse Road, Santa Fe NM 87506; 505-455-2875. Email: Editor/writer/ghostwriter to help you communicate with maximum clarity and effectiveness and enhance your unique message and voice. Experienced in a broad range of subject areas, especially the environment, complementary healthcare, and spiritual and personal development.

Writing Muse, Sandy Penny, P O Box 2930, Taos NM 87571; 575-751-1456. Email: “Sandy is seasoned, versatile, and dynamically creative. She is deadline dedicated, bottom-line conscious, and willing to do whatever it takes to make your written materials effective and correct.”

Writing To Go, Patricia Jacobs Draznin, 2307 Seven Hills Road, Fairfield IA 52556; 641-472-0403; Email: She edits and polishes nonfiction manuscripts. She's also good at condensing text when necessary.

Zebra Communications, Bobbie Christmas, 230 Deerchase Drive, Woodstock GA 30188; 770-924-0528. Email: Editing fiction and nonfiction since 1992. Offers line editing, evaluation, and book doctoring services. Charges by the word or by the page: your choice.

Zen Editorial, Marlene MacIsaac, Editor, 3420 Bell Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3J 1M7 Canada; 778-998-5851. Email: Provides professional editing, proofreading, and writing services to authors and small business owners. Specializes in books, website content, and other written material related to wellness and spirituality.

Kerry Zukus, Little Silver NJ; 732-758-8122; Cell: 732-492-4824. Email: Ghostwriter.

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