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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).
Kirsten Balayti has more than fifteen years of experience as a copy editor, proofreader, and indexer. She’s edited many nonfiction titles and academic textbooks for Prentice Hall, and she also has a special interest in ancient history, mysteries, sci-fi, and speculative fiction.
How It Works
Submit Your Manuscript.
Choose a timeline, upload your manuscript, and get matched with an editor — all within 2 business days.
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.”
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
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