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Book Editing Associates
Our editors are all based in the USA
The Best in the Business
We screen, test, and monitor editors, proofreaders, and publishing consultants. Our network represents the best in the business.
Hire the Right Editor
Think of us as a matchmaking service for writers and book editing 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.
“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.”
Serving Writers For 21 Years
Book Editing Associates was formed in 1998 to help writers avoid online scams and match writers with experienced and proven professionals in the publishing industry.
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How To Use The Book Editing Associates Website
Choose A Book Editor
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.
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.
Select Your Editor
You deal directly with your editor.
Once terms are agreed upon your chosen editor will get to work on your manuscript.
Professional, Ethical Editing Services
Our editors work with nonfiction and fiction manuscripts targeted for literary agents, traditional publishers, or self-publishing services such as Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, BookBaby, Barnes & Noble Press, Kobo, IngramSpark, Draft2Digital, and Lulu.
Even in the age of self-publishing, our standards have not changed. Our editors who have self-publishing experience only must pass the same entry tests as editors with in-house 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.
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.
A professionally edited self-published book helps get the positive feedback you and your editor want.
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The published writers and professional book editors at Book Editing Associates can help you write or revise query letters for both fiction and nonfiction books. Don’t wing it with something so important. You’ll never have another chance to make a first impression. If you believe in your book, give it the very best shot by working with experts in the field.
If you’re anything like me you want more – more fresh and fascinating Young Adult fiction. Here I pick up where I left off in early spring with my first round of this year’s favorite titles.
One editor’s take on what makes novels-to-film engaging, with top new picks for literary movie fans. Her picks for best book-to-screeen (big or small) adaptations:
We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson (Netflix 2019)
Native Son by Richard Wright (HBO 2019)
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller (Hulu 2019)
A Dog’s Journey by Bruce Cameron (In theaters 2019)
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (In theaters 2019)
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz (In theaters 2019)
It: Chapter 2 by Stephen King (In theaters 2019)
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem (In theaters Nov. 2019)
A Million Little Pieces by James Frey (In theaters Dec. 2019)