Book Editing

Copyediting • Line Editing • Manuscript Analysis

Quote mark - largeI feel very fortunate to have found someone with your knowledge, talent, and commitment.”

“Thank you for all of your hard work and insight. I hope you can see your guiding hand on every page. I know I do. I truly appreciate our collaboration.”

—  Brent Ghelfi, Phoenix, AZ. Author of Volk’s Game, Volk’s Shadow, The Burning Lake,          and The Venona Cable (Henry Holt and Company, New York, NY).

So you’ve finished writing your book. . . .

Great! Now what? Find an agent? Self-publish? You’ve researched, written, and agonized over your book, so naturally you’d like everyone to read your creation. Now that it’s finally complete, you can do just that.


Well, not quite. Before you introduce your book to the world, you need someone to prune and polish your manuscript. Although you’ve put all of yourself into your book, you still need a professional editor to read it objectively and analytically, catch mistakes you are blind to, suggest improvements, and teach you how to bring your work up to professional standards. Your book deserves to be as good as it can be.

Quote mark - largeI can’t imagine what I’d have done without your help. I really appreciate all the great work you’ve done on my behalf.”

—  Ron G., Sedona, AZ

I have over 35 years of experience as a professional writer and editor. I have edited hundreds of fiction and nonfiction books. I can help you make your literary creation ready to launch.

A word of caution: Be careful with low-priced editors. Many just want your money, waste your time, and tell you what you want to hear. A professional editor is everything they are not—thoroughly seasoned, knowledgeable about the craft of writing, and honest in their assessment of your work.

Ready to take the next step? Okay, here’s what you should do now.

Quote mark - largeEven the most proficient writers cannot catch their own mistakes, and even if they could, they would still be lacking the impartial reaction. Outside readers can see things you cannot.”

— Noah Lukeman, literary agent


2 thoughts on “Book Editing

    1. Yes, I do. Before I can give you a quote, I need to know what kind of editing you need to have done. I can do either a read/critique or line editing. For more info see the “What I Do” page on my website ( See my “Contact” page to learn how to get in touch with me. Thanks for your inquiry. — All the best, Paul


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