Our Editorial and Proofreading Services



Book Editors Canada

Patricia Anderson, PhD



Evaluation & Project Development,
Book Editing
& Proofreading

Additional Literary Services

Projects Undertaken

Paperless Editing

Editorial Fees



On Writing, Editing & Publishing



Book Editors Canada


Book Editors Canada Freelance Editing


Comprehensive Freelance Editorial Services

Book Editors Canada professional editing and proofreadingManuscript Evaluation and Project Development

Book Editors Canada services include manuscript review and a detailed report that identifies strengths of the project and, as needed, provides directions for further development. The report articulates problems of style, structure, and concept, and gives practical suggestions for resolving these issues. Having an initial evaluation (variously referred to as a review, critique, or assessment) of your project's first draft can save you editing time and costs.

Manuscript Formatting

Manuscripts and documents are formatted according to the requirements of each work, ensuring that each is properly formatted for its purpose and conforms to standard guidelines to facilitate subsequent layout and production. Formatting may include any or all of inserting or correcting front matter, headers and footers, page numbers, margins, headings and subheads, indentation, line spacing, and spacing between sentences.

Structural and Stylistic Editing

As needed in any given work, structural and stylistic editing may include any or all of reordering paragraphs; restructuring and/or reorganizing chapters, scenes, sections, and/or parts; rewriting or writing in to enhance logic, clarity, and/or flow; and editing to ensure the most appropriate style for the particular work.


Copyediting entails line-by-line editing to ensure consistency of usage and syntax and to correct or enhance the mechanics of language, including grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


Following design and layout, it is advisable to have your final pre-print copy proofread in order to maximize the correctness of the book or project to be published. The term proofreading is also used to include checking edited manuscripts and other projects to ensure correctness in the pre-layout stage and to enhance the professionalism of manuscripts to be submitted to agents and publishers.

Additional Literary Services

Book Editors Canada offers literary services and information that complement editing and proofreading. Please inquire about formatting for ebooks; query letter writing; and information documents to assist you with writing, traditional book publishing, and self-publishing.

Projects Undertaken

Services are focused on editing and proofreading books and book manuscripts; book-length works, such as corporate and other major reports, theses, and dissertations; and additional projects that may be shorter than book length but require comparable editing expertise. Please feel free to get in touch about your project and have your queries answered: info@BookEditors.ca

Paperless editing

Today's professional book editing is done on screen, on computer, using a digital file of the manuscript and editing software for markup, most commonly Microsoft Word Track Changes. Book Editors Canada is proud to follow editorial best practice and provide paperless editing, because this approach ensures clear, correct, and consistent editorial work. Please do not send manuscripts or samples in hard copy.

Not sure about how to work with Track Changes? Ask Patricia for her free information document on the basics of Track Changes.

Editorial Fees

Fees for editing depend on the length (word count), nature, complexity, and difficulty of any particular manuscript evaluation or editing/proofreading service. Based on the type of work requested, the fee may be estimated and charged on the clock or quoted as a fixed project fee, which is determined by using a standard editorial productivity rate calculation. Book Editors Canada strives to provide the fairest fee quote possible for your particular project and needs.

When emailing your queries, don't forget to state the genre and total word count of the manuscript, and please provide a sample: the first 5 to 10 pages, plus 5 to 10 pages from somewhere in the middle of the manuscript. Send the sample as a Microsoft Word file (*.doc, *.docx, or *.rtf) email attachment.


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