What types of documents do you edit?

We edit résumés, cover letters, bios, academic papers, admissions essays, books, book proposals, websites, social-media posts, screenplays, news releases, poems, short stories, essays, journalism, and more.

Who edits my document?

Our founder and editor, Matthew O’Brien, edits every document submitted to the service.

Can I contact my editor?

Yes. Matt is available before, during, and after the editing process.

Can you make my writing adhere to a certain style guide?

Yes. We are well versed in AP, APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

How much do you charge for your services?

We typically charge $35 to $40 an hour or one to four cents a word. Prices may vary, depending on demand, your deadline, the length of your document, the type of editing, and other factors. (To find out how much we would charge to edit your document or website, fill out the short form on the Get Started page.)

Do you provide free editing samples?

We do not typically edit for free, but we are happy to share editing samples with prospective clients. We’re also happy to connect prospective clients with current or former clients, so they can discuss our work. Additionally, you can learn more about our work on the Testimonials page.

What payment methods do you accept?

Credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, Zelle, bank transfers, and, in special cases, checks.

How long will it take you to edit my work?

That, of course, depends on its length and how much editing it needs, but we pride ourselves on quick turnaround times. A document of 5,000 words or fewer can usually be returned within twenty-four hours. A 40,000-word doc can be returned within a week. A full-length book (80,000 to 100,000 words) can be returned within two weeks.

How does the process work?

You fill out a short form and upload your document or provide the URL, and we respond promptly with the price. You pay half of it upfront and we edit the doc or website. You pay the balance when we send you the edits.

What word processor do you use to edit?

We prefer Microsoft Word or Google Docs. With websites, direct access to the text is often most convenient. If you wish to receive your edits another way, that can be discussed.