Editing services for novelists

Editing Services for novelists

At MJ Editing I provide a high quality, affordable service for the little-known, the first-time and the self-publishing authors. I complete work on a sample of around 10 pages before quoting and commencing work. As a result, this ensures that both parties are  happy to continue working together on your manuscript.

All work will be completed using Track Changes in Microsoft Word.

To ensure your privacy and that of your creative work, MJ Editing upon the undertaking of agreed editing work, will complete a confidentiality agreement. 


Proofreading is the final check of a manuscript and it concentrates on grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as formatting and layout. It does not include any suggestions or comments in regards to the improvement of your story.

Copy Editing

Copy editing involves an overall check that picks up on grammar, punctuation and spelling errors. Comments and suggestions will be provided for areas that show discrepancies and insufficient flow within the piece of work as well as general advice that may improve sentences, paragraphs or specific sections of writing.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing involves a read over of your manuscript, followed by a report of 10-30 pages that usually addresses each chapter and any problems or suggestions of rewriting in regards to plot, structure and character development. NOTE: the format of the report can vary and will take lead from your manuscript.

Please use the contact form with a description of the work to obtain a quote.

Please note: MJ Editing complies with the Australian standards for editing practice devised by the Institute of Professional Editors Limited (IPEd). 

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