Society for Editors and Proofreaders member
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?
 MATT McAVOY'S EDITORIAL SERVICES
Friendly, personal service is our trademark - work with an editor, not an app!
Our editing services are carried out the old-fashioned way, by eye and hand of skilled craftsmen (we never use proofreading software), and meticulously double-checked.  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.


"Extremely professional and helpful...  I would have no hesitation in recommending their excellent author services."  
B.P. SMYTHE - author of "THE MEDAL OF PURITY"




"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 now appreciate the value of using a copy editor...  MJV provides excellent value compared to the other services 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.
  • E-MAIL APPRAISAL REPORT - there is no charge for this service 

  • 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.

    You will receive a full, considered report, and an accurate quotation, without any expectation or obligation to proceed.  Rest assured that 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.


    FOR YOUR FREE APPRAISAL, COMPLETE THE FORM AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

  • PROOFREADING with tracked changes - $6.50 per 1000 words

  • 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).  We will not automatically save any changes we make until you have reviewed 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.
  • COMPLETE LINE/COPY-EDITING with tracked changes - $11.00 per 1000 words

    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 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).  We will not automatically save any changes we make until you have reviewed them.  REST ASSURED THAT IF WE FEEL YOUR MANUSCRIPT REQUIRES NO MORE THAN PROOFREADING, WE WILL ADVISE YOU AGAINST THE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.

  • PAPERBACK/INTERIOR PRINT-READY TYPESETTING - FIXED PRICE: $59.00


      • RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!  
    THIS SERVICE IS OFFERED AT A FIXED PRICE OF $59.00, REGARDLESS OF THE WORD COUNT.

    • There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your book in print, or at least 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.  Your interior will include whatever information you furnish us with, including foreword, copyright/ISBN/imprint page, bio and acknowledgement pages, title headers and a table of contents where appropriate.  We use genre-preferred fonts as standard (e.g. Garamond for horror, Gentium for historical, etc).


    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.   

    If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.

  • STAND-ALONE E-BOOK CONVERSION - FIXED PRICE: $59.00
     
  • RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!  
    THIS SERVICE IS OFFERED AT A FIXED PRICE OF $59.00, REGARDLESS OF THE WORD COUNT.


    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 properly, attractively displayed on most e-readers, including the Kindle, and your e
    -books will be returned to you in .RTF, .MOBI, and .ePUB formats.



    Please be aware that if you purchase this as a stand-alone service we will only convert 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. 


    If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.

  • TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH + FULLY COPY-EDITED - $12.00 per 1000 words

  • 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.
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