Where in the World Can I Find an Editor?

Posted on June 7, 2013


After months and months of brainstorming and writing, you have completed a brilliant work that you want to share with the world. But first, you need someone to proofread and edit it. A poorly edited manuscript is one reason that many booksellers do not take self-publishing seriously. You want a good reputation for your writing, and there is no excuse for basic typos or incorrect grammar. You need the trained eye of a professional editor to look at your piece of writing before publishing. But where can you find that editor?

In this present age we have been blessed with the internet and all of the information it provides us, along with all of the many connections to people across the globe. It should come as no surprise that the majority of professional editors can be researched and contacted via internet. However, it is difficult to determine which editors are professional and which are not. You do not want to send your beloved manuscript to an editor who has never edited in his or her life… Therefore, you should examine your options carefully. Your best and most reliable option is an editor partnered with a publishing company. TheWordProcess.com, SelfPublishing.com, InfinityPublishing.com, thewritershelper.com, and your friendly Astapublications.com are a few great sites to visit. These are professional publishing companies that want the best for your writing and will help you in any way that they can. You just have to decide in what way.

The most common (and cheapest) assistance that an editor can provide is basic proofreading, which all writing needs before even thinking about moving to the publishing stage. All of the above listed companies provide this editorial service. However, if you would like more thorough examination of your writing, you will have to search more specifically for your type of writing. Most companies, like Asta Publications, provide thorough editorial services for all types of writing—business, fiction, non-fiction, etc. However, others are more specific to a genre. After establishing who can provide for your writing, you can decide if you want an editor who will do more substantial work with your piece. The options range from proofreading, copyediting, and developmental editing to an overall critique and complete rewriting. It all depends on how much work you think needs to be done with your piece, and how much you are willing to pay. A basic proofread is the cheapest, while more thorough editing can start at $3.00 per page, depending on the company. If you are serious about your writing, you should consider spending the extra money to get the best results. It will be worth it in the end.

So, now that you have this information, you’ve got a good start to finding the editor you need to make your writing the best it can be. All you have to decide is whether you’ll just stick to having a friend look over it and save a couple bucks, or really dive into the editing process with a professional who will turn your writing from pretty good to the best. It’s all up to you.

Casey Cox, Writer, Editor, Asta Publications


Asta Publications has a long history of helping writers tell their stories and get published. Since 2004, Asta Publications has helped hundreds of authors bring their book concepts to life and we are ready to help you too! Our dedication to our authors is unmatched. We deliver first-class products and services that are accurate, high quality, and exceed our authors’ expectations.

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