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Have your book edited by professionals from the nation's top publishing houses.

Why Kirkus Editorial?

All editors have worked on books from the Big 5 (Penguin Random House, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Macmillian, HarperCollins) or leading independent and academic presses.

We test all editors on their ability to provide quality feedback and on their expertise in The Chicago Manual of Style, the guide used by major US publishing houses.

To ensure the best experience, your book also receives quality checks by a dedicated production editor at each stage prior to returning to you.

Some of Our Professional Editors

Our Trusted Editors

As a senior editor at Life magazine, Atheneum, Doubleday, and G. P. Putnam's Sons, Tom has worked closely with many bestselling authors in both fiction and nonfiction. 


Tom has also written a nonfiction book and six novels, including Jupiter's Daughter (Viking Press).



Tom Hyman

Kelli Martin has spent twenty years as a developmental and line editor for New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling fiction at HarperCollins, Harlequin, and Amazon Publishing. Kelli specializes in editing book club fiction, romance, mystery, and thrillers.

Kelli Martin

How It Works

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Submit Your Manuscript.

Choose a timeline, upload your manuscript, and get matched with an editor — all within 2 business days. 

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Track Our Progress.

Log into your personalized dashboard, where you will be able to track your project step-by-step through the editorial process.

Download Your Edits.

Download your editor’s feedback and the edited manuscript. If you purchased a Professional Package or Collaborative Edit, you will receive instructions on how to schedule a one-hour consulting session with your editor.

Before & After Example

Our professional editors correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation and offer suggestions to elevate your book.

“Kirsten’s meticulous editing and consistent adherence to The Chicago Manual of Style was an educational experience. Her engaging remarks and interest in the work made correcting the manuscript a rewarding joy. Our one-hour follow-up conversation was icing on an already great cake.”

Sami Abdallah

Author of Contemplating the Modern Dilemmas

What Authors Are Saying

“I was extremely pleased with the editing service on my book God’s Unreasonable Reasoning and cannot commend Kirkus enough for the level of professionalism and customer service. They are a prompt, efficient, and top-notch editing service par excellence! I highly recommend their editorial services.”

Dr. Preston Williams II

Author of The God of How, Necessary Changes, and God’s Unreasonable Reasoning

WE'VE WORKED WITH THE NATION'S TOP PUBLISHERS' BOOKS SINCE 1933.

Books reviewed or edited per year

10,000+

Years as a leader in the book industry

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