Copy Editing Services

“I work hard, I work very hard. All the books at least 30 revisions.” Ha-Jin

Having a dedicated developmental editor and copy editor by your side to support you through your work’s many phases is a reassurance, motivating, and truly enhances your productivity. Whether you collaboratively move through the phases of drafting and into revision or you simply need a second set of skilled eyes to ready your work for publication, we’ve got you covered.

A professional editor’s acumen and insights on your manuscript is one of the soundest investments you can make as a writer. A well-edited draft can be the difference between your work lying on the shelf and your work flying off the shelf, establish you as a frontrunner in the workplace, and ensure you’re seen as serious, intelligent, and someone of note.

One Lit Place provides developmental editing and copy editing services beneficial for writers in all genres at every stage of work.

Early stage:


  • Developmental or Substantive editing (also called “content editing” or “structural editing”)

Last stage:


Writing Coaching & Copy Editing FAQ

How Does the Relationship Work?

Your editor is dedicated to supporting you in the ways you need. To begin, they will confirm with you what level of edit you’re looking for and clarify any issues or concerns you have. Throughout the process, your editor is available for conversation, instruction, and any additional insight as you continue any work on your side or after the copy editing services have delivered to you.

How Do My Copy Editor or Writing Coach and I Work Together?

You’re given a Private Team in our secure online Editors’ Platform where you’ll be able to exchange messages in real time and easily upload and store documents and other resources. To connect for meetings or conversation, your editor will meet you over video conference or phone- whichever you prefer.

Your editor is yours to collaborate with in all ways, so you feel supported and can develop a relationship with someone who gets to know you and your work.

Do You Offer Project Rates?

Our coaching & editing are performed on an hourly basis (Manuscript Evaluation & Developmental Feedback are an exception and are priced per page), and we do not provide project rates. If you wish to receive an overall approximate rate for a specific level of edit, we are happy to do a 1-3 hour representative sample edit. However much editing the editor can perform during that period of time is multiplied by the number of manuscript pages, which will give you an approximate project rate for that level of edit.

How Is Having an Editor Beneficial?

Whether you only need editing on a single project or you’re looking for a relationship with someone with whom you can develop a trusting respectful collaborative working relationship to support you over your writing career, it is highly beneficial to know you always have someone a click away who is on hand to support you in the ways you need.

Many of our writers remain with their editors for years because that relationship is not only highly comforting but extremely productive as you can fast-track past wondering how your work is coming across or whether it’s meeting its mark and simply get the insights, strategies, and skill of your editor on the case straight away.

Collaboration, developmental feedback, instruction, copy editing, and consultation on pursuing publication, cover letters and book proposals, and more.

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Please get in touch any time. We offer a free no-commitment consultation to all writers.

We’re always ready to see how we can help you reach your writing goals!

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