Find the Perfect Book Editor for You

Professional Book Editors – Proofreaders – Indexers – Publishing Consultants


Fiction – Nonfiction – Scripts – Screenplays


Technical – Medical – Science – Business Editors


Award-Winning, Bestselling Editors


Only the Best Editors

We screen, test, and monitor book editors, proofreaders, indexers, and publishing consultants.

Hire the Book Editor For You

We help you find highly experienced book editing, proofreading, book indexing, and publishing professionals.

Avoid the Fakes

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

A Book Editing Service You Can Trust

Your work is treated with the highest of ethical standards.
“It seems strange to be writing this, since I was a member of the network, too. But I know from experience on both sides of the fence that network members are always the best. We hired a copyeditor through the network, and she is outstanding.” Faith Brynie

Editorial Director, The Healthy Travel Company

Although our quality and ethical standards are among the highest in the business, our prices are not.

Our goal is the best possible service at a reasonable price.

“To my surprise, the network response was fast, and gave me several excellent options. After having used other editorial services, those offered by Book Editing Associates was what I hoped all the others had been.”
The book editors and proofreaders posted on this site specialize in numerous fiction genres and nonfiction topics. Have your nonfiction or fiction manuscript, short story, script, poem, screenplay, or article professionally edited before submitting to a literary agent, publisher, or book printer.

Our professional book editors, proofreaders, indexers, and page layout designers work with manuscripts targeted for traditional publishers or self-publishing services.

For two decades, our editors were required to have traditional publishing house experience to join this network, and most still have publishing house background. However —

The #1 question we receive: Do we work with editors who intend to self-publish? Our answer —

Yes! We’ve worked with many self-published authors who hold themselves to a high standard. Our own standards have not changed. Our editors who have self-publishing experience only must pass the same entry tests as editors with publisher experience.

If you intend to self-publish you don’t need to shape your manuscript for literary agent representation or a particular publisher. Instead, you and your editor have the freedom to realize your vision without literary agent or publisher considerations.

A professionally edited self-published book helps get the positive feedback you want.

Need help with your submission? Call 585-568-7736 M-F, 11a-8p (eastern).

Our Latest Posts

Choosing an Independent Book Editor

You need an editor—of that much you are certain. But how can you avoid falling prey to incompetent, untrained, or inexperienced pretenders who may insert more errors than they correct? (Yes, it happens alarmingly often.) And how can you avoid falling prey to the scammers?

Are You Thinking About Self-Publishing?

The business of self-publishing ... Perhaps you have tried to find a publisher and have not succeeded. You are not alone. The reality is that unless you are a celebrity or have a ready-made marketing platform that is guaranteed to sell thousands of books, it is...

Traditional Publishing – First Contact With Acquisitions Editors

Getting Your Foot in the Door In today's tough book business, you can't just write a manuscript, mail it off, and expect a bidding war to start. Chances are that the manuscript will be returned to you without being read. A query letter provides first contact between...