Book Editing Services

Refine Your Work

If necessary, our team of editors will proofread and edit your book to review the structure, tone, and flow of text, as well as grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This type of edit will include comments that may involve rewriting areas of your work.

After you’ve reworked and edited your manuscript, a second round of proofreading and editing is strongly recommended.

*This service can be purchased in addition to the required Cover Design and Interior Formatting services.

Service Options

Copy Editing

Starting at

$0.026 per word

  • Attention to any lingering plot, structure, and style issues
  • Sentence-level edits to improve clarity and flow
  • General edits to grammar and punctuation

Line Editing

Starting at

$0.033 per word

  • Feedback on the effectiveness of plot, structure, and characterization
  • Suggestions for improving tone and organization
  • Correction of obvious grammatical and punctuation errors

Developmental Editing

Starting at

$0.08 per word

  • A detailed analysis of the structure and effectiveness of a manuscript
  • Comprehensive feedback regarding what works and what doesn’t work
  • Actionable advice on how to tighten language and focus the message for the intended audience

Palmetto Publishing provides professional book editing services from publishing industry insiders. Besides editing, we can also answer all your publishing questions and get you started building your author platform.

Our team of editors can proofread and edit your book to the extent you require. Our edits can range from comments to rewriting areas of your work. We work in multiple rounds to ensure proofreading and complete coherency of your manuscript. 

Understand our options below and contact us for further inquiries. 

*You can purchase this service in addition to the required Cover Design and Interior Formatting services.


Book Editing Overview

The length of the book editing process is heavily dependent on the author’s responsiveness. Other Palmetto Publishing author services depend on the completion of others. Once we have a conversation about your book’s readiness, we can estimate a timeline. 

Turnaround time is two business days per 10,000 words for copy editing and line editing. Developmental editing is on a consultation basis and will take longer, mostly dependent on the author’s responsiveness. We deliver all edits via Microsoft Track Changes.

Once we have a developed manuscript, we can get a book published in as little as 6-8 weeks for a developed manuscript. 


Our Book Editing Services Include:

Copy Editing 

Any book or manuscript can benefit from copy editing. Copyediting focuses less on the big picture and more on the details of the language. Hence, a copy editor ensures that the language in a manuscript follows standard English rules and adheres to the house style guide. Copyediting services check for accuracy, consistency, and grammar errors, spelling, syntax, and punctuation. 

It’s a basic form of editing that is best for books with no story (such as cookbooks or textbooks) or a manuscript closer to the finished product. Skipping copy editing lowers the quality of the finished product considerably.

 Line Editing 

Line editing comes before copy editing. Where line editors are concerned primarily with questions of style, copy editors are concerned with mechanics. Line editing involves editing a book sentence by sentence (or line by line) to upgrade the prose, always keeping the craft in mind. A line edit ensures that your book’s content is consistent while its language is creative and concise.

Line editing can be considered a heavy copy edit. It involves corrections to word choice, sentence effectiveness, suggesting better ways to say something, and apparent inconsistencies. Line editing is the most popular choice for our authors. 

While a line editor shares specific attributes with a copy editor, the service and job are very different. Line editors read while keeping more attention to detail, maintaining an interest in the way language works at the sentence level, and appreciate the flow of the story. 


Developmental Editing 

The first stage of the editing process is the developmental edit. Developmental edits are our most expensive option as it involves the most time and effort to uncover and identify all of the “big-picture” problems underlying your story. 

We pair our developmental editors and authors with someone experienced in the genre of your book. This way, they can guide authors in conceiving the topic, planning the overall structure, and developing an outline. Through many rounds of revision, we are assisting the author in their writing, chapter by chapter. 

With this service, you can expect an extensive markup with many suggestions on making the story or manuscript better, helping the flow and enrich the story, and evaluating the book as a whole so that it all makes sense. 

Palmetto Publishing FAQs

Because at Palmetto, we care about the authors we work with, and we want to see them succeed. Our competitors can’t match our personal customer service, plus a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While our competitors are taking a cut of your profits, we never take any royalties. We also offer payment plans for our services and bundles, so you don’t have to pay everything at once. We tailor the services around each author’s project as opposed to trying to fit them into a blanket package that might not be a good fit for the author. We simply love the publishing industry. We’re here to help real authors who have had difficulty with traditional publishing houses or who have always wanted to self-publish.

Unlike working with traditional publishers, which can sometimes take years to get your book completed, publishing with Palmetto can take as little as 6-8 weeks. If you need your book done sooner, please let us know ASAP so that we can do our best to fulfill your needs.

Prices per services vary depending on a number of factors. Visit our services page, and contact us today so that one of our publishing professionals can help you determine the cost of your project.

Yes, you absolutely can. You can purchase one or more of any of our services although we do require we do at least the cover design and interior formatting. All other services can be mixed and matched as needed. This is designed for you to truly get exactly what you need as an author. Maybe you just need a cover illustration, or you need help with copyediting. Whatever the case may be, we have all your publishing needs at Palmetto Publishing.

We do offer editing services. We can do everything from simple copyediting to more in-depth developmental editing.

Absolutely not. During the editing process, we will give guidance and offer advice as to the flow of the manuscript. We will never try to change your actual content. You have full creative control over your material with Palmetto Publishing.

You can print your book anywhere. We hope you will choose us as our quality is second to none. Regardless of the services you need, we’re here for you through one step or all the steps of the process. We’re here for you however you need us.

While we require we publish the book in print, we can also definitely help you with your eBook! We have the tools, the knowledge, and the resources to help you get your eBook online fast.

Selling your book is, of course, an essential part of the process. To get your book out in front of your target audience and to convert these potential customers to readers can be challenging but it doesn’t have to be. With our expert marketing services, we’ll develop a plan to showcase your work and get your name out to the right places. From press releases to an author website, we’ll devise a game plan to set you up for success. Check out our marketing services for more information. (link to marketing services page)

You do not. At Palmetto, we’re here to help you with all the ins and outs of publishing. We’ll guide you through the process and consult with you to ensure you understand all aspects, effectively doing the job that a literary agent would do.

That depends on how well your book sells. Published authors who have written compelling stories and really work hard to get their names out there can be very successful. If you ask any published author, regardless of how they publish, they will tell you that it requires a great deal of effort on behalf of the author to make their book a success. We are here to help you every step of the way.

We take 0% of the proceeds from your published book. All your work is yours alone, so you keep 100% of the profit.

Yes, you will. Contact a tax lawyer or reach out to the IRS to ensure you’re paying the correct amount of taxes prior to tax filing season.

We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with the end results, we’ll work with you to ensure we hit the mark. No matter what, we want you to be happy with a finished product that is ready for the world!