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New!Book Editing Services

At last! Fast, affordable, professional editing for self-published authors.

Edit your book

Introducing BookBaby Editing Services. The first truly affordable book editing solution for self-published authors.

Every book needs editing, yet editing yourself is nearly impossible. Even bestselling authors would never dream of attempting it. Hiring an experienced book editor is often the best investment you can make for your book, and your writing career.

BookBaby Editing Services is for authors who need premium book editing for an affordable price. We’ve negotiated special rates with an exclusive network of editors from around the globe. These editors work with traditionally published authors in every genre, including many on the New York Times bestsellers list. Now for the first time ever, self-published authors have the opportunity to work directly with these topflight editors.

World-class editing at working-class prices!

See how our pricing matches up against other editing services (based on a 60,000 word, non-fiction book):

BookBaby $1,197 8 to 10 days
DLA Editors $3,786 8 to 10 days
Edit 911 $1,620 28 days +
BookBaby $1,710 10 to 12 days
DLA Editors $4,628 12 to 14 days
Lulu $2,220 3 to 5 weeks

How it works

Choose your editing package

1. Choose the book editing service you need.

Upload your Word document

2. Upload your Word document.

Retrieve your edited manuscript

3. Retrieve your professionally edited manuscript in 8-10 days.

You don’t have to place a book order to take advantage of our book editing services.
All you need is your finished manuscript to get things started.

Why edit your book with BookBaby Editing Services?



Compare our rates with any other book editing business. Authors generally pay anywhere from $1,500 to $3,000 for basic editing services. You’ll pay up to 50% less using BookBaby Editing Services. Plus there are no minimums or set up fees. You pay based only on the word-count of your book. You’ll get the best book for your buck with us.



Self-publishing is about getting your book to market faster. We’ll efficiently have your edited manuscript ready for you in 8 to 10 business days. Some services like CreateSpace can take up to four weeks to return your edited book.



This is more than a simple proofreading service. Your book is edited by seasoned, professional editors who work with bestselling authors in every genre. You’ll receive a fully edited manuscript along with any additional editor notes and suggestions.



We stand behind every product and service with the strongest guarantee in the self-publishing business. Your manuscript will be edited to your satisfaction and delivered on time. If any grammatical errors are missed you will receive a second edit at no extra charge. Most importantly, you will always have control of all corrections and suggestions made to your work.

Affordable editing, optimized for the independent author

Choose the editing service you need:

Choose your editing package

Copy Editing

A word-by-word edit that addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues.

  • Check for typographical errors, spelling errors, and consistency aspects.
  • Correction of grammatical and linguistic errors, attention to punctuations such as commas, semicolons, quotation marks, etc.
  • A review to ensure accurate and consistent usage.
  • Editor’s notes and overall comments on the book.

Turn time: 8 to 10 business days

Start copy editing
Choose your editing package

Line Editing

A more intensive structural edit that focuses on the finer aspects of language—the flow of ideas, transition elements, tone, and style.

  • Correction of awkward constructions and suggestions to make sentences crisper and tighter by fixing redundancy and verbosity without a full rewrite.
  • Review of key aspects of the manuscript—the narrative, vocabulary, structure, characterization, style, and development.
  • Includes all of the services performed in BookBaby Copy Editing—checking for typographical errors, spelling errors, grammar issues, and inconsistencies.
  • Editor’s notes and overall comments on the book.

Turn time: 10 to 12 business days

Start line editing

Working with our book editing team

Working with our editing team

We’ve assembled an all-star team of experienced book editors across the globe, many of whom have worked with today’s bestselling authors in all genres, from Religion and Spiritual, to Sci-Fi and Fantasy, to Romance and many more. After you upload your unedited file, BookBaby will match your manuscript with professional editors who specialize in your particular genre. They’ll give your book a thorough edit and often provide helpful comments and suggestions.

The only pages that don’t need editing are blank.

Choose BookBaby editing services if you want your writing to be the very best it can be.

Edit your book
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