Whether your manuscript needs a structural edit, a copy edit, an index, or simply proofreading, it’s important to find a book editor who understands your work. Your editor will help you clarify your text and streamline it, so there are no “bumps in the road”—your reader will find it smooth traveling from cover to cover.
Below are links to freelance editors, indexers and proofreaders who have a special interest in working with authors. You’ll find descriptions of their areas of expertise, as well as a link to contact them. I’ve worked with these editors in the past, and highly recommend all of them.
Please feel free to contact anyone listed in my Resources section directly. They’re listed here for your convenience, and no referral fees or commissions are charged or collected.
Arlene Prunkl PenUltimate Editorial Services 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.)
Carole Audet Editor, certified ghostwriter, and copywriter specializing in nonfiction self-help and inspirational books.
Clive Pyne Book Indexing Services will provide you with an index to your specifications, on time, at competitive rates, and that adds value to your book. The index is concise and thoughtfully structured to accurately reflect the content of your book, and provide readers with quick access to information. This book indexing service receives top marks from numerous repeat clients.
Dania Sheldon holds a doctorate in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford and has sixteen years’ experience editing a diverse variety of non-fiction and fiction materials. She is eclectic in her interests and very comfortable working with a wide range of subjects in the humanities and sciences. Dania also is a trained and experienced indexer.
James R. Coggins Freelance editor, specializing in copyediting and substantive editing (including plot and character development) of book manuscripts. He has experience editing both fiction and non-fiction and both popular and academic books.
Joanna Eng is a copy editor and proofreader who loves working on a diverse array of fiction and nonfiction books. She can also tap into her eleven years of professional web experience to work magic on the content and strategy of your author website, newsletter, or social media efforts.
Michael J. Dowling is an award-winning ghostwriter and editor of nonfiction books, articles, and white papers for professionals who have something important to say. Drawing on his MBA from Columbia Business School and more than forty years of business management and writing experience, he shepherds writing projects from conceptualization to publication.
Roberta Binder As a wordsmith with thirty years experience enriching the words of diverse and magical authors, my passion is empowering your words to shine. I provide creative and pertinent editing for your working manuscript, or ghostwriting to organize the scribbles in your journal that are waiting to be heard.
Editors’ Association of Canada provides a service for getting quotes from editors. Search their Online Directory of Editors by name, location, or editorial specialty, or post a notice on their Job Board to get quotes from editors who are interested.