Book Editor

Editing and Publishing Services for Writers, Agents, Publishers, and Self-Publishers


Book Editing & Publishing Services:



Copy editing


Book layout

Photo scanning

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There were more than 110,000 new titles printed last year. If you're an author, now, more than ever, your work needs to be edited before it even goes off to a publisher. If you're a publisher, your book needs to be the best or it won't be able to compete in such a vast field of competition.

I offer book and manuscript editing services to authors, book publishers, and those who are choosing to self-publish. I also offer other editing and book-related services, such as graphic design and layout.

I've been a book editor for nine years, on both sides of the "publishing fence." First as a book doctor helping authors get their manuscript into publishable form and in the door of publishing house, and then as an associate publisher at a publishing house deciding which books to publish. These experiences have given me a unique view of book editing: sympathetic to the author who is trying to get published but also able to see things from the publisher's side of things. The latter can help you achieve the former.

I started as an assistant editor in 1991 in New York with The Editorial Department, a nationally known company of "book doctors" and then became an editor by the end of the year. I was with them through 1997. I then became the Associate Publisher and Editor for Doral Publishing, Inc. While at Doral Publishing, I edited and helped rewrite How Willy got his Wheels, which won the 1998 Best Children's Book from the Dog Writer's Association of America, beating out over 100 entries, including one from the American Humane Society. Best Children's Book, 1998  

I Offer the Following Editorial Services for Writers, Agents, Publishers, and Self-Publishers:

  • developmental editing (also known as content editing)
  • manuscript evaluation (for marketing and/or publisher submission)
  • copy editing (the final, word-by-word, fine-tuning of a manuscript)
  • proofreading (the final check of a manuscript before it goes to press)
For Publishers and Self-Publishers:
  • graphic design and book layout
  • photo scanning and touch up
  • marketing and promotion
  • website design

If you have questions or if you are interested in any of my book editing or publishing services, please feel free to contact me directly. My contact information is given below.

Be sure to check out my Free Writing Tips for some advice on how to submit your manuscript to publishers, editing tips, what editors and publishers look for, and other writing and editing advice.

I have also posted a rather interesting article on e-books along with some of my thoughts and comments on e-books and e-publishing.

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I try to add new writing tips and update this site as often as I can but please be patient as my main priority is the authors I am currently working with.

"He who checks his own copy has a fool for an editor."


Contact Information:

If you're interested in any of my services, feel free to contact me by e-mail at: bookdr*
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