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The Top 10 Editing & Proofreading Services in 2023
For people searching for online editing and proofreading services, finding a reliable editor can be difficult and somewhat confusing, especially when dealing with limited time. Using an online editing service can help you finalize your written documents quickly and easily. At Editor World, we work with clients from more than 60 countries around the globe and understand how important it is to find the best online editing service for your manuscripts. Choosing the best online editing and proofreading service for you depends on your needs, wants, goals, and budget. Our article on professional document editing prices can help you find a service that's in your budget. A list of the top 10 online editing services is provided below to give an overview of the options for editing and proofreading services in 2023.
Top 10 Editing & Proofreading Services
1. Editor World
Editor World is an American company that has a panel of native English speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Clients can select their personal editor and communicate directly with that editor throughout the editing process. The professional editors who provide editing and proofreading services must pass a stringent test of their editing skills. The cost to edit a document with 5,000 words at Editor World ranges from $105 with a 7-day turnaround to $265 for an 8-hour turnaround. Some editors offer a discount of up to 20% off the price of editing services.
Wordvice was started in 2013 and provides information on some of its editing panel online. The cost to edit a document of 5,000 words at Wordvice is $190 for a 168-hour turnaround, $205 for a 120-hour turnaround, $225 for a 96-hour turnaround, $280 for a 72-hour turnaround, $390 for a 24-hour turnaround, and $610 for a 9-hour turnaround. Additional turnaround times for editing services are offered on the Wordvice website. Prices for online editing services were gathered in 2023, the company was providing a coupon code for up to $50 off of the total price of academic editing services.
Scribendi is located in Canada and has a team of editors from around the world. When clients submit a manuscript for editing services to Scribendi, the company assigns the document to one of its editors. For a 5,000-word document, the turnaround time options range from 12 hours to 1 week. As of April 2023, the cost for editing 5,000 words within 1 week is $176.98, and the price for editing and proofreading services increases to $252.06 for a 12-hour turnaround. The company offers a free sample edit to help clients decide if the editing services are right for their project.
4. Taylor & Francis Editing
Taylor & Francis Editing is a part of Taylor & Francis Online and provides editing, formatting, illustration, and translation services. The editing services provided by T&F include editing and proofreading services. The cost to edit 5,000 words at Taylor & Francis Editing ranges from $330 for advanced editing services with a 5-day turnaround to $845 for premium plus editing services with a 2-day turnaround (prices as of April 2023).
Scribbr has a panel of professional editors, and when clients submit a document for editing and proofreading services the document is assigned to one of the company’s editors. Clients upload their document, select the pages they want edited, choose the service(s) and turnaround time, provide instructions for the editor, and submit payment. As of 2023, the price at Scribbr to edit a 5,000-word document, with a focus on language, style, structure, and clarity, is $190 (USD) for a 7-day turnaround. The price increases to $355 for a 24-hour turnaround.
6. Cambridge Proofreading and Editing
Cambridge Proofreading and Editing has a panel of editors and assigns each client’s document to one of its editors when the document is submitted. The company started in England and has its current headquarters in the United States, but maintains a presence in the UK. The cost at Cambridge to edit a document with 5,000 words is $114.50 (USD) for basic editing by one editor (7-day turnaround). The cost for editing and proofreading services increases to $189.50 for a 24-hour turnaround. Clients have the option to have their dissertation reviewed by two editors rather than one for a higher fee ($229 for a 7-day turnaround as of April 2023).
7. Proofreading Services
Proofreading Services was founded in 2011 and provides editing and proofreading services. The cost to edit 5,000 words at Proofreading Services (as of 2023) is $119.80 for a 7-day turnaround to $234.80 for a 12-hour turnaround. The maximum word count for its 6-hour turnaround time for editing and proofreading services is 4,000 words.
8. Paper True
Paper True has a presence in the United States, India, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Editors are paid in USD or Indian Rupee. At Paper True, the service includes proofreading for language errors, referencing and formatting, and editing for style, coherence, and clarity. Clients can pay for a plagiarism check for an extra fee. The cost to edit a manuscript with 5,000 words at Paper True ranges from $121 for a 7-day turnaround to $241 for a 12-hour turnaround (prices as of April 2023).
Vappingo provides online editing and proofreading services and also offers premium editing services as well as rewriting and paraphrasing services. The cost to edit and proofread 5,000 words at Vappingo is $150 for a 72-hour turnaround, and $190 for a 24-hour turnaround time as of 2023. The cost for premium editing and rewriting services is higher, starting at $375 for 5,000 words and a 24-hour turnaround time.
Wordy is a company based in the United Kingdom that provides editing and proofreading services. The company offers standard and express editing services, with a minimum order price of $9.75. The standard delivery time for a document with 1,200 words is 8 hours, and clients can pay a higher fee for a 4-hour turnaround time. The cost to edit a document with 5,000 words with the standard turnaround time is $195, while the cost increases to $260 for the express editing service. Prices were quoted in April 2023.
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They’ll make sure your work meets academic writing standards:
- Style and tone (e.g., avoiding subjective language and overuse of passive voice)
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They’ll leave thoughtful comments and queries to:
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Your editor will make sure that your document is well organized and contains all the essential elements.
You’ll receive in-text feedback about:
- Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal
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You’ll also receive a personalized Structure Check Report meant to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritize improvements.
The Structure Check starts at $0.0075 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.
Your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story with feedback on your presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.
Through in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists , your editor will:
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The Clarity Check starts at $0.0075 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.
Our formatting experts can customize the format of your document or format your document according to APA guidelines.
Your formatting expert can:
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Customized formatting starts at $1.95 per page and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.
APA Style formatting
Your APA formatting expert will make sure all elements in your paper are formatted according to the 7th edition APA Style guidelines.
- Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent
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APA formatting costs $1.95 per page and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.
A dedicated citation expert will ensure your in-text citations and reference list meet your style guide’s requirements. This service includes:
- Applying the correct page formatting (e.g., margins and indentation)
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- Providing feedback on incomplete in-text citations and reference entries
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Our experts are familiar with all common citation styles , including APA , MLA , and Chicago .
Citation editing costs $2.75 per source and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.
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I recently sent out a sample of a manuscript to five different proofing organisations. Scribbr was not the best, but also not the worst. Their efforts were good, with few misunderstandings, but two other services were above expectation, leaving Scribbr in third place. I would say the service is adequate for many and great if you don't want to spend time reviewing many changes. For me, I preferred the eager and deeper edits of the other services, even if they had a few mistakes and misinterpretations I had to undo.
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Sccribbr is your go-to place for all proofreading and editing of academic work.
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Scribbr specializes in editing study-related documents . We proofread:
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The 7 Best Proofreading and Editing Services (2023)
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If you’re looking for the best proofreading and editing services to make your writing look polished and professional, I can give you the lowdown. As someone who works in the proofreading industry, I’m familiar with the top options on the market.
I’ve thoroughly researched over 70 businesses to bring you the crème de la crème .
You don’t want to spend a lot of money to have your writing proofread or edited and then be unsatisfied with the results.
The proofreading and editing companies discussed in this article are well established and highly rated. You can count on them for exceptional service!
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The Best Proofreading and Editing Services
To be included in this article, a company had to meet the following criteria:
- have a minimum 4.5 rating on Trustpilot
- have at least 100 reviews on Trustpilot
- have a turnaround time (TAT) of 24 hours or less
Soon, I’ll show you a chart comparing the best proofreading and editing businesses.
However, if you have a tight TAT (less than 6 hours), you’ll find a few additional options in my article featuring the fastest proofreading and editing services . The businesses in that post are organized by turnaround times.
If you have an academic document, my discussion of the best academic proofreading companies may be more helpful for you. That post only mentions businesses that specialize in proofreading scholarly texts.
Finally, if you have a book manuscript, I authored an article called “9 Best Book Editing and Proofreading Services.”
Okay, back to this article. 😊
Most of the companies in this article provide services for an extensive range of clients:
- ESL speakers
- Job seekers
However, a few businesses don’t provide for all the clients listed above. You can see the types of customers each proofreading and editing service caters to in the table below.
Prices, turnaround times (TATs), and Trustpilot ratings change with time, so please click on the links provided to see the most up-to-date information.
The table below lists companies from highest to lowest Trustpilot rating. If there’s a tie in rating, the number of ratings is the next factor considered (from most to least).
What These Businesses Provide
Many proofreading and editing companies combine proofreading, copyediting, and editing into one service, which I call “combined proofreading and editing.”
Some businesses combine proofreading and copyediting, while others provide proofreading, copyediting, and editing as stand-alone services.
If you’re unsure whether you need proofreading, copyediting, or editing, please see the FAQ at the end of this article.
The third FAQ I address is “Do I need an editor or a proofreader?”
Furthermore, different businesses use the terms proofreading , copyediting , and editing differently.
Please read each company’s service descriptions to determine how they can assist you.
Each Company Has a Unique Selling Point
Every company on this list should be able to whip your document into tip-top shape. But each one provides something different.
To help you choose the best option, consider which service best caters to your needs.
The Unique Offerings of Each Business
Now let’s learn more about each company.
1. Cambridge Proofreading
Cambridge Proofreading offers a combined proofreading and editing service for all kinds of writing except print media (books, e-books, magazine articles, etc.).
Based Where: United States (founded in England)
Trustpilot Rating: 4.9 (excellent) out of 2,978 reviews
Clients They Provide For:
Fastest TAT: 12 hours
Instant Price Quote: Yes
Free Sample Edit: No
About the Editors: Their editors have advanced degrees from top universities around the world and are rigorously vetted.
Number of Editors Assigned to Document: 1 or 2 (you choose)
Services Offered: Combined Proofreading and Editing
Combined Proofreading and Editing : They check for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, word choice, style, clarity, overall structure, flow, and tone. Editors also provide feedback and advice on the content and composition of the writing.
They offer two levels of service:
- One-Editor Premium Service
- Two-Editor Advanced Service*
*The two-editor advanced service, done by two senior editors, provides an even more in-depth and accurate edit.
Factors that Influence Price:
- Turnaround time
- Service level
To give you an idea of rates, the table below shows the cost for a 1,000-word text depending on the TAT and service level.
Price for Proofreading and Editing a 1,000-Word Document
Get a price quote from Cambridge Proofreading .
ProofreadNOW.com provides proofreading and copyediting (as separate services) for a wide array of business documents.
Based Where: United States
Trustpilot Rating: 4.8 (excellent) out of 267 reviews
Fastest TAT: 30 minutes (1,000 words or fewer) for proofreading only
Instant Price Quote: No, you need to wait for a final quote via email. However, you can get a price estimate using the tables on this page .
Free Sample Edit: Yes. They will proofread (not edit) a sample of up to 1,000 words.
About the Editors: Their proofreaders and copyeditors have passed rigorous editing tests and are native speakers of the language they work in.
Number of Editors Assigned to Document: 2
Services Offered: Proofreading and Copyediting
Proofreading : They will check for errors in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling. They’ll also rework sections of your text to ensure your message is clear.
Copyediting : This includes everything in the proofreading service, as well as editing for concision, logic, flow, and style. They’ll rewrite and rearrange passages to make your writing more compelling and give you recommendations to improve your text.
Price for Proofreading vs. Copyediting a 1,000-Word Document
Note : Turnaround times are not guaranteed , but they bill delayed jobs at lower rates (if one is available).
Add 25% to the prices listed for website editing and specialty editing. (Specialty editing is often needed for medical, legal, technological, and financial documents.)
Get a price quote from ProofreadNOW.com .
Editage provides a combined proofreading and editing service for all types of documents.
Based Where: They have offices in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Japan, China, Singapore, and South Korea; they also have representatives in Turkey and Brazil.
Trustpilot Rating: 4.8 (excellent) out of 152 reviews
Fastest TAT: 8 hours
Free Sample Edit: Yes (500–600 words)
About the Editors: Their editors are subject-matter experts with years of experience in research and scientific editing.
Number of Editors Assigned to Document: 2 (+ a peer reviewer if you choose scientific editing)
Combined Proofreading and Editing : The elements they check depend on the level of service selected. Please see their webpage to see the details of everything offered with each service level.
They offer three levels of service:
1) Advanced Editing : Two editors check for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, formatting, word choice, style, consistency, and tone.
2) Premium Editing : Two editors check for everything offered in the advanced editing service and improve structure, logic, flow, and presentation. They leave feedback on how to improve your paper.
3) Scientific Editing : A peer reviewer from an esteemed journal, a science editor with over 20 years of experience, and a managing editor will do everything that’s offered in the first two levels of service and make in-depth improvements to content. You’ll receive a paper that has a good chance of being accepted by a journal.
Price for Proofreading and Editing a 1,000-Word Document
**To get a quote for the 8-hour express delivery, please call Editage. They take calls 24-7.
To obtain a price quote for Scientific Editing , you need to upload your document to their website.
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Scribbr has a combined proofreading and copyediting service for all types of texts except print media. Their focus is on academic texts.
Based Where: Netherlands
Trustpilot Rating: 4.7 (excellent) out of 3,230 reviews
Fastest TAT: 24 hours
Free Sample Edit: If your document is over 20,000 words and you select a 7-day TAT, you’ll receive a sample edit of roughly 2,000 words within 24 hours of placing your order.
About the Editors: They are college graduates, experts in academic writing, and native speakers of the language they proofread and edit.
Number of Editors Assigned to Document: 1 (but a second editor is assigned if their smart quality control algorithm detects sub-par work)
Services Offered: Combined Proofreading and Copyediting (add-on services available)
Combined Proofreading and Copyediting : They check for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, consistency, style, and tone.
Editors also leave feedback on what to improve so you can become a stronger academic writer.
Scribbr provides the following services for an additional fee:
- Structure Check : ensures your text is well organized and that you’ve hit all your main points
- Clarity Check : makes sure you’ve communicated your ideas clearly and used sound logic
- Formatting : customizes your paper’s formatting (e.g., according to APA Style guidelines)
- Citation Editing : verifies that your in-text citations and reference list follow the requirements of your style guide
- Education level (university/college vs. PhD/MBA)*
* The rates are slightly higher if you have a PhD thesis since these require more time relative to other texts.
The rates below assume you have a university/college education level.
Price for Proofreading and Copyediting a 1,000-Word Document
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PaperTrue offers combined proofreading and copyediting for all kinds of writing.
Based Where: They have locations in the United States, India, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.
Trustpilot Rating: 4.7 (excellent) out of 480 reviews
Free Sample Edit: Yes (up to 300 words)
About the Editors: Their editors are native English speakers with years of experience and knowledge in various academic and professional fields.
Services Offered: Combined Proofreading and Copyediting
Combined Proofreading and Copyediting : They check for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, formatting, sentence structure, and word choice. They also improve style, clarity, consistency, concision, and coherence.
Get a price quote from PaperTrue .
ProofreadingPal provides proofreading for all kinds of writing.
Trustpilot Rating: 4.6 (excellent) out of 2,065 reviews
Fastest TAT: 30–60 minutes (800-word limit)
Free Sample Edit: Yes (up to 400 words)
About the Editors: They only hire adept proofreaders and copy editors. Many have a master’s degree or are pursuing a PhD.
Services Offered: Proofreading
Proofreading : Checks for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, clarity, and style.
Price for Proofreading a 1,000-Word Document
Get a price quote from ProofreadingPal .
Note: The link above takes you to the checkout page. To get a quote, just fill in the required information, which includes the word count and TAT. Then, tick the box that says, “I am only looking for a quote” (next to where you upload your text). You don’t need to upload a document to get a quote.
Proofed offers proofreading and editing (as separate services) for a broad range of documents.
Trustpilot Rating: 4.6 (excellent) out of 385 reviews
Fastest TAT: 3 hours (3,000 words or fewer)
Free Sample Edit: Yes, for their proofreading service (up to 500 words).
About the Editors: The editors have either passed a rigorous test to prove their skills or undergone comprehensive training via Knowadays, Proofed’s partner company, to ensure they can edit and proofread to a high standard.
Number of Editors Assigned to Document: 1
Services Offered: Proofreading and Editing
Proofreading : They check for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, word choice, concision, clarity, and (where applicable) citations and references.
Editing : This includes everything in the proofreading service, plus editing for overall structure, flow, tone, and style. They’ll also provide feedback and advice on writing style or content.
Price for Proofreading vs. Editing a 1,000-Word Document
* For a 12-hour delivery, the word limit is 8,000.
Get a price quote from Proofed .
That concludes our discussion of the best proofreading and editing services you can hire to polish your prose. I hope it’s helped you to quickly and easily find a business that meets your needs!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which proofreading service is best?
The best proofreading service is the one that most effectively meets your needs. I think Cambridge Proofreading is the best overall proofreading service because it’s highly rated, offers affordable prices, and can return documents within a reasonable time frame.
However, like many proofreading companies, Cambridge only offers a combined proofreading and editing service, not proofreading only.
If you need proofreading only, I’d recommend ProofreadNOW.com. It’s highly rated and fast. You can also get a free sample edit (up to 1,000 words) to see how your writing could be polished.
When determining which proofreading service is best suited to your needs, consider the following factors:
- type of proofreading needed (academic, business, print media, translation)
- turnaround time
- training and experience of proofreaders
- nature of service provided
And if you need to pick a proofreading service pronto, just think about which factor above is most important to you.
What is the going rate for proofreading and editing?
The going rate for proofreading and editing provided by online proofreading and editing services varies from company to company.
For proofreading only, most online services charge 3–6 cents per word ($30–$60 per 1,000 words).
But different businesses define the words proofreading , copyediting , and editing differently, so it’s essential to read the service description to know exactly what you’re paying for.
If you hire a freelance proofreader, you’ll probably pay about 1–3 cents per word ($10–$30 per 1,000 words).
And if you hire a freelance editor, it depends. When most people think about editors, they think of developmental editors—the ones who make major changes to a document’s content and structure.
However, we have line editors and copy editors too.
If you’re not sure how each of these professionals can help you, I explain what they do in the next FAQ.
According to the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), here’s how much you’d pay to hire the following:
- Developmental editor: 3–7 cents per word ($30–$70 per 1,000 words)
- Line editor: 4–5 cents per word ($40–$50 per 1,000 words)
- Copy editor: 2–5 cents per word ($20–$50 per 1,000 words)
If you’d like to see an example of the going rates for freelance proofreaders and editors according to a document’s genre, you can check out the rates posted on the EFA website.
It’s important to note that the EFA does not suggest these rates; they’re based on a survey administered to EFA members in April 2020.
Finally, remember that certain factors (e.g., a tight TAT, a poorly written document, a highly technical text) can cause the price of these services to increase.
If you’d like more information, I penned a post about the price of proofreading that goes into depth about the factors that influence prices and the pros and cons of hiring a freelance proofreader versus a proofreading service.
Do I need an editor or a proofreader?
You need an editor if you’re looking for someone to make changes to the content and organization of your writing. But if you’re searching for someone to eliminate grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors, you need a proofreader.
Although it’s possible you may benefit more from a copy editor or line editor.
Here’s a summary of the roles of these four editorial professionals.
Note : These roles overlap with each other a bit. For example, a copy editor looks for the same kinds of mistakes that a proofreader looks for, but a copy editor’s focus is broader. Proofreaders are the ones who polish a text by carefully reviewing it for any remaining errors.
What Editors and Proofreaders Do
Is Grammarly as good as a proofreader?
No, Grammarly is not as good as a proofreader . Although Grammarly performs similar tasks to a proofreader, it doesn’t execute them with the same level of accuracy. A trained proofreader will find and correct many more errors than Grammarly.
A proofreader is also far less likely to introduce new mistakes into a document: Grammarly occasionally makes erroneous suggestions.
Furthermore, proofreaders can understand a writer’s intent and will keep the author’s tone and voice intact while polishing their prose. They can also identify contextual errors, correct faulty cross-references, and understand subtleties like sarcasm, slang, and wordplay.
Finally, they can ensure writing adheres to a style guide and communicate with the writer to ask for clarification and offer suggestions.
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Lindsay is the creator of Om Proofreading. She has a BA in psychology and earned a certificate in proofreading by passing the final exam in Proofread Anywhere’s general proofreading course. She shares what she’s learning in the field and through research to inform and inspire her readers.
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Editors & Editing Service Companies
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BookBaby is where writers become authors. Our mission is to take the hard work out of self-publishing: From book printing, eBooks, Audiobooks, book distribution, cover design, professional book editing, and now book marketing products, BookBaby has everything today’s indie author needs to succeed.
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Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd.
Global editorial pipeline services for content creation, and multilingual editing, design and processing for multinational market distribution through ink-on-paper and WEB digital media.
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le-tex publishing services GmbH
le-tex publishing services is a leading German service vendor with a broad customer base in the fields of STEM, textbook, legal, and standards typesetting. Services include production editing, data conversion, content management, and XML consultancy.
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Geethik Technologies Private Limited
One of the few Apple certified conversion houses worldwide with more than 25 years of experience and expertise in Pre-press, Typesetting, Editorial Services, Multi-lingual Composition, Graphic Designs, E-publishing and more at affordable price with exceptional quality and unbeatable turn around time
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Book Editing Associates
Mansfield, united states.
Book-Editing.com serves writers, literary agents, Mainstream publishers, genre publishers, trade publishers, & academic publishing specialists. Copyediting, developmental editing, proofreading, critiques, book proposals, and query letters.
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Professional publishing services – from editing and book design to production, distribution, and promotion support. We help writers self-publish and succeed.
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Flatpage is a full-service editing agency and hybrid publishing house offering editorial services for academics, nonfiction authors, publishers, and more. Our experienced editors provide personalized manuscript evaluation and high-quality editing with a fast turnaround.
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Enago English Editing
Enago offers English Editing & Proofreading services for ESL Authors. Only Native English Editors handle all Editing and Proofreading of Manuscripts.
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VTeX provides solutions to STM publishing houses, university presses, and associations. We specialize in processing LaTeX materials with heavy mathematical content using SkyLaTeX technology. We produce all formats: PDF, full-text XML, e-PUB, etc.
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Quality, Integrity, Transparent Pricing, Personal Customer Service. Independent Publishing as it should be.
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The 6 Best Copy Editing Services (Updated 2023)
When you’re producing a lot of content, having an editor that you trust is key. Not only do you need them to work through your volume of content, but you also need them to make sure that content is correct and makes your or your client’s brand shine.
But hiring editors is hard, expensive, and can be risky. According to Zippia , a full-time editor costs $61,694 per year on average in the United States (more if you offer benefits), so the wrong full-time hire can be very expensive and set your results back significantly.
Because of this, if you’ve been through it before, you probably know that hiring a copy editing agency is likely the right direction for you. But doing that comes with its own risks.
In this article, I’m going to share with you the top copy editing agencies available online, cover what a copy editing agency is, explain why agencies can be great to work with, and point out some common pitfalls to avoid when working with agencies.
Top Copy Editing Agencies
If you are looking for a copy editing agency, here are the best online!
First up is EditorNinja. We are the internet’s only subscription flat-rate copy editing service. Every document through EditorNinja is copy edited (and proofread !) by US-based MFA-trained editors who have also taught editing and writing at the university level.
Copy editing for content agencies , in-house brand content teams , and freelancers is what we do. We specialize in blog post editing and article editing , though we also have experience editing web pages and other types of documents .
How EditorNinja works is easy to explain.
First schedule an Intro Call to discuss your needs with our team. Our goal is to make sure EditorNinja is a mutual good fit.
Once that’s established, you can subscribe and add your documents to your queue.
You’ll be assigned an editor who is primarily responsible for your content, though you also have a backup editor who gets to know your brand and steps in to help your primary editor.
Keep your queue full to maximize your subscription, and never wonder again about quality or cost. Our editing service, powered by professional human editors, ensures that.
Our support is available 8a-7p Mountain Time Monday through Friday. Our headquarters is in Denver, Colorado, though our team is distributed around the United States and in Europe.
Next up is Wordy. Wordy is a proofreading-first editing service that also offers copy editing services. Based out of the UK, they have editors in the UK, US, and Australia to handle your English-language editing needs. They provide support from 9-5 GMT every day, making them a great fit for UK-based companies. When you search them in Google, they’re one of the more frequent copy editing companies to appear in the search results.
Their proofreaders are available 24-7.
3. Editor World
Editor World is a Virginia-based editing service with editors in the US, UK, and Canada. They provide editing services primarily for students, authors, academics, and government professionals.
With Editor World, you submit individual documents that are charged on a per-word basis. Pricing scales based on turnaround and the number of words you need to be edited. You submit your document, select an editor, and then get your document back edited. Some of their providers also offer fuller editorial services, such as writing and strategy.
Proofed is another editing service that offers professional editing. They offer proofreading and editing services to businesses, authors, students, and more. They also offer formatting services for content.
If you just need proofreading services, Proofed is a great option to consider. If you’re looking for fuller copy and content editing services, you’ll have to request that specifically.
ServiceScape is a full marketplace that has copy editors and proofreaders for you to choose from and work with. Experience, location, and price vary by the freelancer, though most seem to be professional editors.
If you need other content services too, like translation or graphic design, then Service Scape can handle that too.
6. TrueEditors (UK)
Finally, you have TrueEditors out of the UK who offer proofreading and copy editing services. They also work on a per-document basis and specifically talk about experience with academics, businesses, authors, and job applicants.
What is a copy editing service?
A copy editing service is an outsourced organization that employs copy editors who can edit your content. If you’re producing content at scale and struggling to hire editors who can keep up or who are qualified, a copy editing agency can be a great solution to get started and get edited documents back quickly.
Why can services like these be great to work with?
Editing services can be great to work with for a few reasons.
First, you can get started with them quickly. Most services are always able to take on new customers.
Second, you know what you’re getting. Services that you work with should be specialized in the area you are hiring them for.
Third, services take care of the hardest part of hiring. They find the editors, assign them the work, train them, conduct performance reviews, and all of that. If an editor quits or is fired, they are responsible for replacing them.
What are common pitfalls to avoid when working with an outsourced editing service?
There are a few common pitfalls to avoid when hiring and working with an editing service.
First, don’t hire a service that doesn’t have a set process for how they work. They should be able to explain the steps to getting started as well as what to expect and when while working with them.
Second, services should give you an account manager. Sometimes this is seen as unnecessary overhead, but you know that a great account manager is worth their weight in gold. If you’re not paying for an account manager, you are the account manager.
Third and finally, a copy editing service shouldn’t sell you a specific number of hours if you’re using their services. Their output should be handling the volume of content you send to them and turning it around in a reasonable amount of time. If you need a specific amount of hours, it’s best to work with a freelancer or a Dedicated Editor like we offer at EditorNinja as well.
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List of 12 Best Video Editing Services Companies
As the digital revolution continues to evolve and gain further momentum, businesses continue to find advanced marketing methods to reach a wider audience and create a lasting impact.
With videos having the potential to convey important messages in an interesting manner and within a short period, businesses have started investing in video marketing to attract the attention of the target audience and drive results.
However, businesses need to make sure that they use professionally edited videos to boost their brand image and positively influence their audience. They can either choose reputed video editing companies or have in-house video editors.
No wonder why we have been witnessing the emergence of professional video editing services agencies. However, with so many players in the market, you are most likely to get confused as to which service provider can address your needs better.
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This article lists the 12 best video editing service providers you can rely on for your video editing requirements. Whether you are a videographer looking for professional video editing support online or you own an event management firm that needs to deliver high-quality videos to its clients, you may find this article quite useful.
Best Video Editing Companies – Quick Overview
What do video editing services include? How much does it cost to edit a 10-minute video? Top 12 Video Editing Services Companies to Outsource in 2023
Map systems, fixthephoto, the dvi group, d-mak production, blue chalk media, kyro digital, prominence films.
Before we proceed further, let us discuss some key factors that should determine your choice of a service provider. If you are looking to get a video editing service hired, there are certain key considerations that you should pay attention to in order to ensure that you choose the right service provider and get your investment justified in the best possible manner.
Here are the answers to a few key questions, which would guide you in your decision-making process:
What do video editing services include?
The process of video editing includes a wide range of activities done using the latest video editing software that are meant to boost the overall appeal of raw video footage. The outcomes that are achieved are the result of both creativity and technical proficiency of the video editors. Among various video editing support are video cutting or segment splicing, video trimming , re-sequencing of clips, addition of animations , formatting, color grading , addition of transitions, stabilization , addition of special effects.
How much does it cost to edit a 10-minute video?
This would depend on the amount of time that your video editor needs to invest in video editing. If you need a regular YouTube video to get edited, you may be charged at a basic rate of $35-$50 per hour. The charge would typically depend on the experience and reputation of your chosen service provider. The service provider may also charge you a fixed rate of $100- $200 for every video that you want to get post processing support for.
Top 12 Professional Video Editing Services Companies to Outsource in 2023
ProGlobalBusinessSolutions, popularly abbreviated as PGBS, has emerged as one of the top providers of video editing services over the last few years. They deploy the best infrastructure and even claim to appoint experienced editors to cater to immediate and large-scale video editing requirements.
A southern California-based video editing agency, Kyro Digital, blends creativity and science most artistically. It is supported by a team of skilled video editors, videographers, photo editing specialists, storyboard artists, and an entire army of video editing enthusiasts.
One of the top-rated video-producing companies in the US, Prominence Films, is based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The professional agency has a legacy of more than 10 years in the realms of authentic video production and ethical storytelling for businesses of all sizes.
Useful Article: Questions to ask before hiring any video editing companies
Outsource your requirements to any of the reliable video editing companies online
So now you know about the most well-known video editing companies in India, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. You should do your own part of research to find out which video editing company offers affordable pricing, what type of services and how they will benefit you for your video post-production needs. Good luck on your upcoming project and we hope that you would find this article to be useful. Outsource video editing services only if you are hundred percent sure about the service delivery capability of a service provider. And yes, create a video post production checklist to make your job easier and systematic. Do your research on the video editing cost as well, which would help you to get fair pricing. Video editing, if handled professionally, can deliver excellent outcomes. So, you should take time to choose the right video editing studios so that you get what you pay for.
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Top 10 editing and proofreading service providers companies in India and worldwide
Top 10 Academic Editing companies in India
Proofreading and editing are absolutely essential for content. While information with grammatical problems loses trust, well-written content draws readers in. To ensure their writing is error-free, the writers must use competent editors and proofreaders. A language editing and proofreading agency offer you this service as well as the selection of the best editors for your work.
Below we have provided a list of the top 10 content editing services ranked according to their quality, dependability, and expertise, as evidenced by previous work and satisfied clients. Nearly all vanity publishers now provide editing services. In this blog, we are focusing on professional editors and their services. Experts from all these companies have great expertise in their field of work, and you get to rely on them for the best work.
Here is a look at the top 10 editing and proofreading companies
- Content Connects
Content Connects is a writing and proofreading service provider in India that delivers impeccable content to clients. This company offers various services: English editing, proofreading, content writing, copy editing, news writing, storyboards, business writing and editing, content strategy, content management, manuscript proofreading, web page writing, and more.
The experts here find out and clear even the minutest errors that have the audacity to spoil the best of your work. You can avail of all the services at the most affordable prices. Based in the New Delhi region, the company has the best editors in the country on several subjects. They have an excellent team of writers, editors , and proofreaders to deliver excellent work on just any topic that you can think of.
Website – www.contentconnects.in
PaperTrue is an online proofreading and editing service that works with clients worldwide. Whether you are a writer, student, or professional, you can count on their expert English-speaking proofreaders and editors to deliver efficient and timely results. In addition to editing and proofreading, PaperTrue offers ancillary services tailored to your needs. They offer formatting, referencing, and plagiarism checking for academic documents that can be used alongside our leading services.
Website – https://www.papertrue.com
- Editing Asia
This service from Asian Editing is specifically designed to help busy writers and researchers meet their submission requirements without worrying about submission anxiety. It is like having a personal assistant navigating complex journal submission procedures while ensuring that all submission requirements are completed on time. We find plagiarism, get citation help, and fix other writing problems instantly. Do not risk plagiarism! Instantly find and add sources for your work. We fix all the punctuation and grammatical errors. Our specialists also help to improve your word choice.
In the past 24 years since Scribendi was founded, it has extended proofreading and editing services to academics, students, writers, and businesses. Their service is fast and affordable, and you can get your work reviewed in less than 4 hours. Based in Canada with operations around the world, the company has built a reputation for providing quality editorial services. Its editors are native English speakers and collectively have expertise in a variety of academic and industrial fields. On their website, you can find details on the services they offer for each type of client and how they can be customized.
- Evincepub Release
Evincepub Publishing is an experienced independent publisher that supports the idea of creating great content. After seven years of successful distribution of its bestsellers, Evincepub now provides editorial and writing support to authors worldwide. Their language editing and proofreading services can increase the chances of your work being accepted by a global audience. Have your manuscript edited by a team of qualified linguistic editors who are experts in the book’s subject matter. Evincepub Publishing is one of the best language editing companies in India if you are looking for book editing and proofreading services.
Since 2013, Wordvice has collaborated with academic research institutions to edit and proofread academic papers in various fields. Their vision is to improve the academic, research, and business efforts of their clients by addressing the three priorities: good quality, affordable price, and timely delivery. They operate in the following six countries namely America, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, and China.
- Concept Press
They cover all critical areas of editing. The editor reviews the manuscript and suggests grammar, punctuation, spelling, tone, and consistency changes to make it as error-free as possible. You can accept or decline suggestions and ask questions about suggestions that need more clarification. This is a joint effort between you and the editor, and the final manuscript will be the result of consensus between both parties. It also features DTP conversion and beta reading.
- Content Concepts
They provide English editing and proofreading, manuscript formatting, plagiarism checking, and publishing support for authors, students, publishers, universities, start-ups, and businesses. They have many big brands that work with them for editing and proofreading. They provide end-to-end assistance with manuscript editing, formatting, manuscript editing, and plagiarism checking. If you do not have a lot of time and want to get it done quickly, you can count on them.
No matter what you write, you can submit your document to Wordy for review within 30 seconds. They work with authors, researchers, and experts and accept documents in 11 file formats, including MS Office, PDF, LaTeX, and Google Docs. They work entirely as online proofreading services, but you can trust them for accountability. They assign proofreaders and editors based on time zones, so you do not have to worry about time zones.
- 24×7 Publishing
24by7 Publishing’s editorial services are a special kind of professional service for authors and associated clients, whose ultimate goal is to maintain, correct, organize, and improve the overall quality of the input content they receive and to provide consistency, accuracy, correctness, completeness, and quality. They have a large number of professional in-house linguistic editors and proofreaders. This company has hundreds of articles in various popular languages, such as English, Hindi, Bengali, and Tamil. They have provided thousands of proofreading and manuscript editing services for Stories, novels, poems, blogs, books, and magazines.
Authors are advised to first check by personally contacting each of the companies on the Top 10 Indian Book Processing Companies list. This article is based on data provided on the internet and social media.