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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does editing cost?

Click here to view services and pricing. If you are interested in self-editing, consider purchasing Self-Editing: How to Edit Your Own Book and Save Money.  

How long does it take to edit my book? 

It depends. Shorter books can be edited and returned for you ready for publishing in 2-3 weeks. Longer books and series can take 4-5 weeks. We're kind of perfectionists and thorough editing takes time. If you have a specific deadline, let us know. 

Is my book protected? 

Yes! We provide every author a written contract and non-disclosure agreement. Your work will never be reproduced or shared without your permission. 

Do I retain the rights to my book? 

Yes! CreateSpace's author contract unfortunately requires authors to sign over the rights to their book to Amazon. This denies you the opportunity to make 100% of the profits and prevents you from publishing through a major publishing house later on. Authors that work with Editing Emily retain 100% of the rights to their book. 

What experience does the team at Editing Emily have?

Between us, we have over 100 years experience. Emily, our lead editor, is an expert proofreader. She has worked in PR and edited for dozens of popular authors. Barry, our cover designer, is an award-winning designer and creates brilliant covers. Tyler, our book trailer producer, is a talented video artist, certified in Pro Tools and a member of ASCAP. Jon, our web developer, has produced hundreds of websites and specializes in promoting authors online. To speak to anyone on our team, contact us.

Why should I choose Editing Emily?

We are a value. Vanity publishers such as CreateSpace often charge upwards of $5,000 for editing your manuscript. Editing Emily provides expert editing for your manuscript at a fair price. 

We provide every service. Editing Emily provides editing, formatting, cover design and promotions. For a detailed and personalized estimate, call (727) 460-5708. 

We never outsource your work. Every manuscript is edited by an expert English speaker in the United States. Many editing services outsource the editing of your manuscript overseas to non-native English speakers. More often times than not, this is a waste of your hard-earned resources. 

We know the industry. We can help you navigate the traps of the publishing world. We want to see you succeed and will do our best to refer you to talented professionals to assist with everything from publishing to cover design and marketing.  

We care about our clients. We are passionate about books and authors, which is why we're in this business. We will do everything we can to help you along your journey.