Editing Services

Great writers need great editors. Blue Gator offers two services that will ensure your book is well crafted, whether your intent is to self-publish or land literary representation.

One of our editors has a Master’s in Communication from Cornell University; and the other is a published author, who is a natural at editing.


Proofreading—an editor will mark your manuscript for grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors. Usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Priced between .007–.009 cent per word (example: .007 x 85,000 words = $595.00). After an editor reviews your manuscript, you will receive an estimate of costs. A 50% deposit is due before work begins. The remainder is due upon completion.


Editing & Proofreading—This is a two-step process. First, an editor will comb through your manuscript and make suggestions aimed at improving the plot and character development, pointing out inconsistencies, timeline flaws, etc. This is an in-depth analysis of your manuscript. Our suggestions will be the ones that your friends and family wouldn’t dare to tell you.

Then, after you make the changes you deem appropriate, you will resend us your final draft for the editor to proofread for grammatical, spelling and punctuation errors.

Entire process usually takes 4-6 weeks.

Priced between 2.5–2.7 cents per word (example: .025 x 85,000 = $2,125). After an editor reviews your manuscript, you will receive an estimate of costs. A 50% deposit is due before work begins. The remainder is due upon completion.

We offer a free sampling of our editing services (up to 3,500 words). To take advantage of this offer and/or to receive an estimate, submit your manuscript (Microsoft Word file) using the button below.

Submit-manuscript


Keep in mind that an editor is unlikely to catch every single error. The big publishing houses run their books through several rounds of editing and proofreading, using a different editor for each pass. For full disclosure, read our Terms and Conditions.


We do not accept manuscripts with erotica or extreme violence or torture.


EDITING TIP: Before submitting your manuscript, it’s highly recommended that you listen to your story out loud. You can do this for free by using your computer to read your words back to you. By doing it this way, you will hear typos that your eyes might stumble over.  To get started, paste your manuscript into Microsoft Word, then download Narrator on PC or Text to Speech on MAC. Instructions are on the web pages.