Book Editing Associates

A carefully vetted group Since 1998

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The Best in the Business

We screen, test, and monitor our editors. Our network represents the best book editors in the business.

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You & Your Editor are Partners

Your relationship with your editor can make the difference between failure and success.

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Avoid the Fakes

Avoid self-appointed but untested “copy editors,” “proofreaders,” and other online pitfalls and scams that target writers.

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A Service You Can Trust

Your work is treated with the highest of ethical standards.

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“Thank you for your careful and helpful edits and for pushing me to make things better; I really appreciate it and lately have realized just how lucky I was to connect with you.”

—Helen Starbuck

How To Use The Book Editing Associates Website

#Review our Network of Book Editors

Review our Network

Review our editors and submit a sample using our submission form. 

You can select more than one editor, or we can help you find a good match.

#2 Matchmaking

Matchmaking

We send your submission to the editor(s) you have selected, or that we feel will be a good match.

Your editor will contact you with a quote.

#3 Select and Hire your Editor

Select Your Editor

You deal directly with your editor.

Once terms are agreed upon your chosen editor will get to work on your manuscript.

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