21-DAY TURNAROUND on copy-editing and proofreading services.  
We don't offer 3-5 day editing, like some others, because isn't this just a little too rushed?
Society for Editors and Proofreaders member
Friendly, personal service is our trademark - work with an editor, not an app!

WE NOW OFFER PUBLISHING SERVICES! VISIT www.mjvliterary.com TO LEARN MORE.

At my company, MJV LITERARY, our editing services are carried out the old-fashioned way, by eye and hand of skilled craftsmen, and meticulously double-checked.  We also now offer a fantastic range of Amazon book creation and publishing services, including the brand-new, hugely exciting MJV Literary Publishing Imprint.  And, with our #ReturnToRealBooks campaign, KDP-friendly typesetting is offered completely free of charge, with all proofreading and copy-editing instructions.

We are renowned for our personal service approach.  But, despite our hands-on approach, we still offer prices we believe you will not match for a service of this quality anywhere else in the world.  We are a proud member of the SfEP (Society for Editors and Proofreaders) and are listed in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook.

"Did a great job capturing my novel. I would definitely use this service again."  
C.J. KLINE - author of "SACRED"







"Matt's communication was fantastic through the whole process and my book much improved for the proofreading service they provided."  

RIC RAE - author of "MONSTERS INSIDE"







"I used MJV Literary Services for proofreading, and Kindle typesetting and I have to say that I am very happy with the result. It is clear that the MJV team operates to a high standard. Their suggested edits and revisions are not only detailed but also improved the flow of my book. My book has got good reviews from respected publications such as Kirkus Reviews and Amazon customers afterwards. Will definitely be using MJV services again for my future work."  

DIMAS RIO - author of "WHO'S THERE?"







"Matt went over and beyond with his beta read. He provided an honest critique with many helpful suggestions. I would definitely recommend him."  

WENDIE PERCHARSKY - author of "CHILDREN OF THE REICH"







"Matt did an amazing job whipping up an excellent summary to my new adult fantasy novel. He focused in on the overall themes and wove them through a factual retelling of the novel's events, resulting in a well-crafted prĂ©cis that's concise, engaging, and complete without omitting any important detail."  

E.H. BALCH - author of "ASSAULT ON DEVIL'S DEN"







"Did an in depth review of over 140,000 words in such little time. Highly recommend!"  

GABRIEL ROBIN - author of "SHIFTERS"







"For the price point I got someone who knows how to write a decent synopsis and who actually read my manuscript!"  

MICHAEL LOOFT - author of "RISING UP"







"MJV Literary Author Services were extremely professional and helpful when they created my synopsis and proofread my novel, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their excellent author services."  

B.P. SMYTHE - author of "THE MEDAL OF PURITY"







"MJV literary helped me plough the minefield of publishing my debut novella. I would not have made it without Matt, or Maja my cover designer. Thank you to both."
B.J. RAY - author of "ON MIDNIGHT RIDGE"







"I first sent my book to be reviewed as I was unsure whether it was good enough to be published. It turned out that even though the story wasn't bad, my broken English made it very hard to be understood. I then decided to go with copy-editing and it became a much better read - even for me, the author, who already knew the story by heart."
ERWAN GOURM - author of "AN UNWANTED AND UNWILLING HERO"







"Matt was very responsive and provided excellent work with a quick turnaround. He created a synopsis in the correct format and had a great hook. I look forward to working with him again in the near future."
CONNIE UPHAM - author of "ROAD TO GLORY"







"Matt McAvoy delivered a wonderful synopsis! What a wonderful delivery... and chap."
CALUM SYERS - author of "THE SEPTEMBER GURL"







"Matt provided a very thorough and honest beta-reading assessment and importantly with positive, implementable recommendations."

S.P. CARNEY - author of "THE ESCAPE VELOCITY OF ATTACHMENT"







"Very quick, professional job. Thanks!"
DANNY DECILLIS - author of "I.R.L."







"I have a hunch that this synopsis will get me an agent!"

JASON MARSHALL - author of "MEET MARVIN"







"It was a pleasure working with Matt McAvoy on my first novel - My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner. I will definitely use MJV on my next project."
MARK GUILLERMAN - author of "FLOW LIKE A RIVER"







"Very satisfied with the quality and promptness of their work."  

WALT SAUTTER - author of "FISH FARM"







"I am now at the stage of publishing - I certainly wouldn't have got this far without your valuable input.  Many thanks."
IAIN McEWAN - author of "IF MY DAD COULD SEE ME NOW"







"Huge thanks for all of the hard work you have so obviously done.  I am tremendously happy with the final product - the book has been much uplifted by your efforts."   

SIMON GARY - author of "GONE TO THE DOGS"







"I have received both a review and a copy edit from MJV. The review was honest and straightforward. It pointed out fixable shortcomings in my novel. The edit was thorough. I now appreciate the value of using a copy editor prior to submission. MJV provides excellent value compared to the other choices I researched."
PETER LEARN - author of "ROCKY MOUNTAIN NOIR"



For your convenience MJV Literary services are listed in U.S. dollars - please note we are a U.K.-based company.

  • RECEIVE A FULL, CONSIDERED REPORT, WITHOUT ANY EXPECTATION OR OBLIGATION. 
    Before going ahead and booking editorial work, we will check through your manuscript and advise you which services we propose are required to elevate it to an acceptable standard for publishing.  This includes grammatical amendment and formatting recommendations ONLY - our editorial consultation does not offer appraisal feedback about creative merit, or advice regarding submission to publishers and/or literary agents, other than in exceptional cases; for this type of advice please see our BETA-READING AND SYNOPSIS SERVICES.

    Rest assured we will never recommend futile or unnecessary work, and will advise you if we think you have much more work to do before using our services.
  • #ReturnToRealBooks  - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE.

    ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL COMPRISE TWO HUMAN EDITS AND SOFTWARE CHECKS.


    An essential spelling, punctuation, capitalization, italicization and indentation polish to finalize your proof for publication; recommended for all authors, in particular those whose grammar is just a little short of perfect.  We will return your .DOC word manuscript to you, amended with tracked changes in the markup, which you can reject or accept at will (we will instruct you how to do this).  You will not have to accept any changes we make before you have had the opportunity to review them.  

    PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE CONSIDER IT MORE SUITABLE WE WILL RECOMMEND A COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.


    We will happily offer this service for all types of document, including assignments and CVs.

  • #ReturnToRealBooks  - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE.

    ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL COMPRISE TWO HUMAN EDITS AND SOFTWARE CHECKS.


    We will grammar-edit your work to a very high standard of English, amending spelling, punctuation, paragraph formatting and section breaks (where we deem it appropriate, we may replace entire words or restructure sentences for purposes of valid literacy).  We will also address issues of story structure, chapter layout and consistency, where we think it is appropriate.  PLEASE NOTE: we will go out of our way to ensure your work is coherent to a very high standard, and will not shy away from using initiative.


    Just like our
    PROOFREADING service, we will return your .DOC word manuscript to you, amended with tracked changes in the markup, which you can reject or accept at will (we will instruct you how to do this).  You will not have to accept any changes we make before you have had the opportunity to review them.  

    REST ASSURED THAT IF WE FEEL YOUR MANUSCRIPT REQUIRES NO MORE THAN PROOFREADING, WE WILL ADVISE YOU AGAINST THE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.

RECEIVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL AMAZON KINDLE e-BOOK, FULLY CREATED AND ZIPPED IN A HANDY .KPF PACKAGE... ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS UPLOAD THE WHOLE BOX TO KDP! 

FOR JUST AN ADDITIONAL $20.00, GET AN .ePUB VERSION, FOR UPLOAD TO A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER E-BOOK PUBLISHING PLATFORMS, INCLUDING BARNES & NOBLE, SMASHWORDS AND LULU.

    WANT TO ADD KDP-FRIENDLY TYPESETTING?  CHECK OUT OUR BOOK PUBLISHING PACKAGES, FROM JUST $99.

    If you have never self-published before, you may find the prospect a daunting one; the biggest headache, for some, is formatting issues when converting.  Our experts will convert your book to ensure that it is beautifully, professionally displayed on the Amazon Kindle, and returned to you in a fully-packaged .KPF parcel, ready for a very simple, one-click upload to your Amazon KDP publishing platform.

      Please be aware that if you purchase this as a stand-alone service we will only typeset your book - we will not copy-edit, proofread or indent the text - and your work will be read exactly as the manuscript you send us.  RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!  If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.



        • There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your book professionally laid out, all ready for submission to the printers.  
        Our paperback INTERIOR formatting service is quick, convenient and very reasonably priced.  The .PDF we send you will be justified and professionally spaced, with chapter and section breaks in all the right places, page numbers and headers, on an Amazon KDP template.  Your interior will include whatever information you furnish us with, including foreword, legal/ISBN/imprint page, bio and acknowledgement pages, title headers and a table of contents where appropriate.  We use genre-preferred fonts as standard.

      Please be aware that if you purchase this as a stand-alone service we will only typeset your book - we will not copy-edit, proofread or indent the text - and your work will be read exactly as the manuscript you send us.  RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!  If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.


      #ReturnToRealBooks - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE.

      Whatever language your manuscript is written in, we can translate it to English whilst proofreading and copy-editing to our usual high-quality.  Because of our interactive approach to your work, we will ensure nothing is lost in translation.  

      TRANSLATION CANNOT BE PURCHASED AS A STAND-ALONE SERVICE - COPY EDITING WILL ALWAYS BE REQUIRED.

      SUBMIT FOR YOUR FREE APPRAISAL HERE:

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