Need an Editor?

Editing and Proofreading Services

Sometimes getting published is the difference between an edited manuscript and an unedited manuscript. Don’t let success pass you by just because you choose to skip this all-important step. As an author myself, I realize that parting with money before your big break seems costly.

But would you rather part with a little money now and get published sooner, or save a little money just to keep getting rejected for the next three, five, or ten years? Or think of it this way: If you’re refusing to pay for a professional editor, you’re actually paying for rejections!

For fiction manuscripts of all genres except romance or erotica:
1 – 43,999 words – $250
44,000 – 53,999 words – $275
54,000 – 63,999 words – $325
64,000 – 73,999 words – $375
74,000 – 83,999 words – $475
84,000 – 93,999 words – $575
94,000 – 103,999 words – $650
104,000 – 113,999 words – $750
114,000 – 123,999 words – $875
124,000 – 133,999 words – $1,000

For proofreading, $0.06/word (negotiable).

Email me at author.andrewtoy@gmail.comย if you’re interested.

95 Responses to Need an Editor?

  1. shalimamma says:

    Wow, I needed to come check out your site and let you know that I am very impressed
    ! Reading the above, I am thrilled to see that you had a similar idea that I did when I formed my blog, in that I wanted to welcome other’s writings! I would be honored to write an article for your blog… and likewise, you are most welcome to write at Thank you for following my blog today… I will follow yours as well! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll be happy to add you to my blogroll as well…

    Many blessings,
    shalimamma at

  2. counselforliving says:

    Sounds like an interesting project. Thanks for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. phillatimer says:

    are u willing to have a british blogger on the site? is my stuff suitable?

  4. Looks very cool! And thanks so much for following my blog. I’m following yours too. I love your story too!

  5. Ziya The Ponderer says:

    Sounds really interesting! Just had one question, can anyone from around the world contribute ? For instance, I’m from London, England, would I be able to ?

  6. mikelimon says:

    Hi Andrew & Sarabeth! Count me in. Thank you for providing an opportunity for writers to share the word of God and to publish their writing. Your blog is very interesting, and I plan to follow it daily. Also, thank you for following my blog. Glad to have you on board. In Jesus name,
    Mike Limon

  7. mollyjayne40 says:

    I am now following you on Twitter and have tweeted this page for you. Good luck. Guest bloggers are welcome on my blog too, though the topics are much more varied.

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  9. JoJoisPurple says:

    Thanks for stopping by and for the “follow”….I’m liking what i’m seeing…so of course I FOLLOWED BACK! Holla!!

  10. puiyinlab says:

    As ‘Ziya The Ponderer’ mentioned, are you able to edit a work for someone living in the UK? I am living in London. And thanks for following my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Oh, my goodness, I always say “no coincidences” when I’m finished collecting and rolling around all my scripts for my book I most def. Need an editors help when I’ve got it all sorted out that is.. Keep in touch, happy writing. I’ll be reading, And writing and trying to keep up with it all Simply.

  19. eponym1 says:

    Hey, just thought I’d stop by and see what your blog is all about. I’ll definetely be back. Thanks for stopping by my blog….

  20. Mike Limon says:

    Hi Andrew & Sarabeth! Just came out of the hospital (you can read about what happened to me on my blog- so I am glad to be here! I recently went back and read the “If Only” post. I made a comment on it. I disagree with the author’s belief that we continue to sin because of unbelief. We continue to sin because of the weakness of our flesh. Otherwise, it was a very interesting article. I enjoy your site, and have to find more time in my daily schedule to stop by and read all the posts! Thanks for allowing this write to share his opinion. Take care you two.

    All my best,
    Mike Limon

  21. I charge about the same, maybe a little more. Not enough, is it, for all the work? Yet it seems to be the limit that most people will pay.

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  24. mikerana says:

    was surely looking for editing but can noit afford to pay. Yes, if the book sells, ur efforts will not go unrewarded

  25. tf141soldier says:

    I’ll consider it – mind you, I need to actually start cracking down on the thing, and I won’t have any idea how long it will be: though the pre-production statistics show it’ll be a biiit on the expensive side. Thank God for work, right mate?

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  30. bvedsted says:

    I have nominated you for the Best Moments Award. Congrats to a really great blog!

  31. Thanks! I have written my book, will contact you soon for editing check!

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  33. PRCAT says:

    “Or think of it this way: If youโ€™re refusing to pay for a professional editor, youโ€™re actually paying for rejections!” – This is the most succinct advice I’ve seen for hiring an editor ever. Well stated, and universally true. – All the best!

  34. ghoststoriesfiction says:

    Hello, thank you for following my blog and as always, returned. I just read your about page and think what you and yo
    ur wife are doing is amazing, and i wish you both the best of luck in your adoption progress. I look forward to chatting and reading your work. Take care. Chat soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Nice to know there’s an editor in the house! I will keep you in mind as I round the corner of my novel completion. In the meantime I want to thank you for joining my blog site train. I hope that you will continue to enjoy my future posts. Best to you and your wife in your goals.

  36. josois says:

    I was pleasantly surprised to find you offer editing services as I’m at the point of polishing my novelette before I self-publish this fall. I’m still shopping around for the best deals but I’m glad to know I have an available editor to turn to. I wish you well and I want to thank you for following my blog @ Writer’s Nook.

  37. Thanks for the follow, friend. I’ve got a lot more of my work to share; looks like i’ll be passing your $1k mark fairly soon lol, you might not be able to edit for me, but any and all feedback is appreciated. Thanks again. Steam on ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Oh Andrew, just found your blog and can I just say, “Bless you!” I can’t tell you how much it irks me to read a book with serious editing issues. Mind you, my writing is full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes, but people don’t pay to read my stuff.

    PS- as an adoptive mama, I will keep you in my prayers as you travel down the road through fostering (and adoption?). You have chosen a path that is really, really, tough but you will look back at all of the things you do in life and this will be one of the things that you point out as being the most worthwhile. My children amaze me, bless me, and challenge me on a daily basis!

  39. Hi. I’m just going to leave my link here, as I think it says you take articles for review for your blog, but I wasn’t sure how it works. if this type of writing has interest for you, please let me know. Thanks so much, I really enjoy your blogs!

  40. Are your non-fiction editing prices the same as for fiction? Or do you even edit non-fiction?

  41. halftangible says:

    I’m still on the first rough draft, but I’ll keep this in mind, thanks =)

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  44. sellairene says:

    Your blog is very professional. I will keep this address for i need it later. And thank you for following my blog. I will follow you as well. Blessed and success for you ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Glad to meet you, “virtually”, Andrew. And I may need you as an editor down the track. Meanwhile, thank you for following me over at Create An Enchanted Life! :))

  46. Thanks for following my blog – I’ve been considering working with an editor on some of my more extensive writing projects and viola! Here you are. I’ll be in touch. Where are you located?

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  48. laurabennet says:

    Thanks for checking out my blog and choosing to follow. Your blog has swept me into its variety and terrific writing! Wish you well on your new book. Way to go!

  49. Charli Mills says:

    Nice blog! I’m just going into revision mode on two novel-length projects and have been praying for guidance. I knew that I would need an editor after making structural changes, filling in gaps, polishing plot, final research…and here you are! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  50. larryjben says:

    Thank you for the follow. I clicked on the edit link as i am trying to get an objective opinion of my blog. Do not have any intention of writing a novel or anything like that but, have been blogging since April 1,2013 and do not really know if it is any good. ๐Ÿ˜‰ or even doing any good. Am now following you also.

  51. pstpierre says:

    Thanks for becoming one of my followers.
    There is always a need for editors. I haven’t written any novels just nonfiction and short stories. Perhaps you might be interested in giving quotes for them.

  52. Stephan Miller says:

    Hello Andrew!

    Following back. Really enjoying your site.
    I noticed but have not read details yet on your adoption. How is that going? We have two boys of our own (ten and five) but are considering adopting a baby girl. The process seems daunting. We have not started yet be looked into it. Any advice would be welcomed.

    On another note, you seem to have a knack for contacting people that are just on the verge of publishing their first work! Is that just good luck or intuition? Ha! I say this because you timed it right for me as well as others I see posting above.

    I am just about done with my first book titled “Instant On – New and Unique Methods That Start Working Instantly – Happiness” This is the first book in a series and it is based on re-capturing happiness. I don’t go into full Zen mode and I leave out boring case studies and statistics. I write like I am hanging out with my friends (minus the foul language). These will all be self-published on Kindle and then ????. This first edition and the others will stay around 10 – 12k words…..I have the next two outlined and I’m ready to start on them the minute this one goes live.

    I see you asking everyone to ping you at your email and I will….I just wanted to post on your blog with the longest comment on here! Yah! I win! Do you have a “Free editing for the longest comment contest” going right now?

  53. Hello Andrew. Would you please send me a little resume about your editing experience? Maybe we can work together. rosehallmedia (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. Gede Prama says:

    Thank you for sharing and Greetings from Gede Prama ๐Ÿ™‚

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  57. Cica says:

    I’m writing a book. It’s complicated. I’ve several chapters all having nothing to do with the other I need help. Please.

  58. th3g3ntl3man says:

    I am enthralled by your blog and am greatly inspired to keep at it myself! I hope your latest release goes splendid! I definitely will try looking into your publications when time lightens up!

    Also, I have been on the look-out for reviewers and editors myself, but like many, costs make it hard. Especially when your books lands at over 70,000…:S best of wishes to you though! Stay committed! Looking forward to future endeavors!

  59. Off the Wall says:

    Hi Andrew, thanks for reading my blog, and I’m certainly going to follow yours! Your books sound interesting, and I’m going to check them out. I was recently published in a book of women’s stories by Civitas Press. I am now writing my own book, about my hilarious adventures with 2 failed hip implants! Not really sure if it will be a comedy or a tragedy, at this point, lol. Probably a “dramedy”! Anyway, I will keep you in mind, thanks!

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  62. I’m looking at/considering getting an editor for my current manuscript, and I had a question: Do you do editing samples? I’d like to see an editor’s style before I commit…
    I have a very distinct style/voice that some people (the more traditionalists, lol) try to change. I don’t want to change this, however, and I’m trying to make a good decision for an editor more suited to my style and voice. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks so much!
    ~ Kat

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