Are you an author living in Michigan who has written a book, had it edited and now want to submit your manuscript to book publishers?
If so, here’s a list of book publishing companies in Michigan.
On the other hand, if you still need to get your book professionally edited, one of the following 17 top book editors in Michigan might be able to help.
Note: Before selecting a book editor including any of the following, always due your due diligence on the individual or company you’re engaging with.
Based out of Petoskey, Michigan, Rachel Erickson is a new freelance editor who’s looking to help authors edit their manuscripts to perfection. With nearly 18 years of experience as an English Language Arts teacher, Rachel has an excellent command of the writing and editing process. She offers proofreading services for a flat rate of $0.01 per word, with a minimum of $5 for projects with less than 500 words. She is happy to provide a free trial for the first 1500 words of your manuscript. The best way to reach Rachel for more information or for a project quote is through her website’s online contact form. You can also reach her via email. For a comprehensive list of her experience, you can view her resume here.
2. Eliza Dee
Eliza Dee is a freelance editor based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan who has nearly 15 years of experience in the literary industry. She is highly qualified, as she holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and also has an MA in English Literature. She is the owner and operator of Clio Editing Services, where she offers services like proofreading (starting at $0.006 per word), copyediting (starting at $0.008 per word), content editing (starting at $0.008 per word), comprehensive editing (starting at $0.015 per word), and line editing (ranging between $0.02 to $0.05 per word). The best way to reach Eliza is through her website’s online contact form or via email. Be sure to ask for a project quote and relay any questions you may have to her.
Barbara Bloom is the founder and editor of Bloom Ink, an editing service based out of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. With over twenty years of field experience, and twelve years of experience as a freelance editor, Barbara loves to work on manuscripts from a wide variety of genres and styles. She especially loves to work on academic nonfiction and young adult fiction. She’s worked as a copyeditor on projects like “Running to Stand Still" by Lauren Rosolino and “Leading with Edge" by Jose R. Costa. Editing services that she offers includes copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, book proposal writing and agent query letters, audio abridgements, and proofreading. The best way to reach Barbara for a free project quote is via email.
4. Kathy Young
Kathy Young is a freelance editor located in Honor, Michigan. She has experience writing and editing monthly newsletters, managing social media sites, and experience editing formal business correspondence. She offers proofreading, copy editing, and content consultations. She’s more than happy to host a free fifteen-minute consultation with you to see if your styles are compatible. The best way to reach Kathy is through her website’s online contact form or via email.
Pamela Hilliard Owens is a veteran in editing circles. She’s the owner of three separate literary businesses, including Writing It For You editing services, Detroit Ink Publishing, and Your Business Your Brand Creatively based out of Detroit, Michigan. With almost fifty years of experience in the field, Pamela knows exactly what it takes to refine a manuscript so it stands against the competition. She offers copywriting, copyediting, and proofreading services. You can receive a free quote by contacting Pamela through her website’s online contact form or via email.
6. Rachel Paul
Rachel Paul is the founder and operating editor of Lotus Editing and Design, based out of Farmington, Michigan. She has a ton of experience working with independent authors, university presses and academic publishers, as well as large organizations. With over fifteen years of experience, Rachel offers copyediting, proofreading, design, composition, copywriting, indexing, and project management services. You can view a comprehensive editing resume here. If you’re interested in working with Rachel, the best way to reach her for more information or a free project quote is either through her website’s online contact form or via email.
Heather Romanowski is the founder and primary editor of Book Realm Revisions based in Southfield, Michigan. She specializes in editing fiction, romance, science fiction, fantasy, paranormal, urban fantasy, and young adult books. Editing services that she offers includes comprehensive editing, line editing, copyediting, and stylistic editing. She’s worked on several projects with author J.B. Morgan, author of “Nate" and “Falling for Summer." If you’re interested in working with Heather, the best way to reach out to her for more information or a free project quote is through her website’s online contact form. Alternatively, you can also contact her via email.
Sheryl Holmberg is a freelance editor with roughly twenty-five years of experience in the field. Based out of Utica, Michigan, she is also the owner and operator of Vine House Creative, a writing and editing consulting service. Sheryl herself is a poet, author, and journalist, so she knows exactly what it takes to make a manuscript shine! She loves to work on a wide variety of genres and styles, including nonfiction biographies, memoirs, academic works, romance, thrillers, mysteries, and young adult fiction. Services that she offers includes copywriting, proofreading, editing, developmental editing, manuscript reviews, and manuscript consultations. If you’re interested in collaborating with Sheryl, you can contact her via email to request a free project quote.
9. Emily France
Emily France is the founder and editor of E. France Editing Services. Michigan-based, Emily loves to work on nonfiction projects like academic texts, law, nonprofit communications, business correspondence, and journalism. She has worked as an editor for The China Guide, a freelance editor for Wordvice, and a content creator for Study.com. Book editing services that she offers includes content editing (starting at $40 an hour), copy editing (starting at $30 an hour), and proofreading (starting at $25 an hour). The best way to reach Emily for a free project quote or for more information is through her website’s online contact form. Alternatively, you can also reach her via email with any questions that you may have.
10. Lisa Gilliam
Based out of Wyandotte, Michigan, Lisa Gilliam is a freelance editor with over twelve years of experience in the editing field. She has spent several years working with major publishers like Kensington Publishing and Dragon Moon Press, and has even worked with a handful of independent self-publishing authors. She loves to work on indie books, regardless of genre or length.
She offers copyediting, proofreading, beta reading, ebook formatting, and interior book design services. She is more than happy to edit a free sample of up to 1500 words of your manuscript to allow you to get a feel for her editing style. She charges anywhere between $0.011 to $0.02 per word depending on subject matter and length. You can contact Lisa through her website’s online contact form or via email for an accurate project quote or if you have any questions about her editing services.
Cassandra Caverhill is a freelance editor based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. She also happens to be the founder and editor of Caverhill Copyediting. She holds a certificate in editing from the University of Chicago, and she is well adept in APA, Chicago, and MLA style formatting. She prefers to work on projects of nonfiction about humanities and social sciences, but is more than willing to take on other projects. Book editing services that she offers includes developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading. She is more than happy to schedule a free consultation to assess your manuscript and provide an accurate project quote. If you’re interested in working with Cassandra, you can contact her through her website’s online contact form or via email.
12. Ronit Wagman
Ronit Wagman is an independent freelance book editor who loves to work on projects of literary fiction and personal memoirs. She has worked on many projects that have gone on to win awards like the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the National Jewish Book Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Barnes & Nobel Discover selection. She currently lives in Huntington Woods, Michigan where she also works. Services that she offers includes general manuscript critiques, developmental editing, line editing, query letter reviews, jacket copy writing, and reading group guides. The best way to reach Ronit for a project quote or for more information is via email. She will reply to you promptly so that you can begin your book revision journey together!
Sandra Ann Rempel is a highly qualified book editor for nonfiction academic texts. Sandra holds a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology, and is very familiar with books about scientific topics. Services that she offers includes copyediting for manuscripts, proposals, and thesis submissions, proofreading, substantive and structural editing, as well as developmental editing. Depending on the length of your project, it can typically take Sandra between one to two weeks to return your project fully edited. Due to the fact that all manuscripts vary in length and subject matter, the best way to receive a project rate is by asking Sandra directly. You can contact Sandra for more information or for a free project quote through her website’s online contact form or via email.
Rachel Lee Cherry is a freelance editor and founder of Last Syllable Editorial, based in Stanton, Michigan. She loves to work on books of women’s fiction, romance, and fantasy. With over eighteen years of experience in the field, six of which she has spent as a freelancer, Rachel knows exactly how to make your manuscript submission ready. She’s worked on projects like “The Hedgewitch’s Charm" by Alisse Lee and “Everly" by Meg Bonney. She is happy to provide a sample edit of the first 1000 words for free. Her services for editing short stories has a flat rate of $150, she charges $325 for novelettes, and $775 for novellas. For anything larger than 40,000 words, it’s recommended that you contact Rachel for a free and accurate project quote. You can contact Rachel through her website’s online contact form or via email.
15. Susan M. Steele
Susan M. Steele is a freelance editor based out of Dearborn, Michigan. She is also the founder of Write Your Genius, an editing and writing services for authors. She can help coach writers through the process of completing a manuscript from idea conception to publishing submissions. She’s more than happy to hold a free discovery call with you to see where you are in your writing process and what kind of guidance you’ll need. The best way to get in contact with Susan is through her website’s online contact form or via email. Be sure to request a free project quote while on your consultation call and ask any questions you may have to determine if Susan will be a good fit as your editor and coach.
16. Sarah Sheppard
Sarah Sheppard is a freelance book editor and writer with over four years of publishing experience. She holds a BA in English Writing and Literature from Saint Mary’s College and has an MFA in Creative Writing from Lesley university. She’s worked for several marketing agencies, law firms, national banks, and news sites. You can find her comprehensive editing resume here. If you’re interested in working with Sarah to help edit your book before publication or submission to a literary agent, the best way to reach her is via email. Be sure to include a bit of information about your project, such as it’s subject, title, your contact information, and a synopsis of your manuscript to give her a better opportunity to provide you with an accurate project quote.
17. Michelle LeFurge
Based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Michelle LeFurge is an academic copy editor who specializes in reviewing dissertations, journal articles, and nonfiction titles. She also offers proofreading services to identify and correct errors in syntax, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and more. She is very familiar with APA style formatting and has an excellent command for organizing references and in-text citations. The best way to reach Michelle is via email for more information or a free project quote.
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