Award-Winning, Bestselling Editors
Only the Best Editors
We screen, test, and monitor book editors, proofreaders, indexers, and publishing consultants.
Hire the Right Editor
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 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
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.
Book Editors by Subject & Genre
“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
By Ana Howard, Historical Fiction Editor and Published Author In many historical novels, the setting is so alive and present it feels like another character in the book, and when readers see it that way, it’s a huge compliment to the author. I think we’ve all read a...
Some years ago, the publishing industry was fairly predictable and easy to navigate. A number of commercial publishing houses, with secure reputations, dominated the landscape. Smaller presses, serving niche audiences, had established their own positions in the field....
So you’ve come up with a great idea for a historical novel, done your research, and written your first draft. Now you’re wondering about the next step: self publishing or seeking representation for submissions to traditional publishers. Historical fiction authors have...