Reserve Your Editing Service

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Here's how it works:

book editing

1. Submit a Request

Fill out the form below to tell us a bit about your book and what kind of book editing service you need.

2. Get the Scoop

We’ll review your request and get back to you with a project proposal, including a service agreement and an invoice, within 48 hours.

3. Reserve Your Spot

You’ll have 3 days to guarantee your completion date – just sign and return the service agreement and pay the invoice.

Good? Good. Let's get to work!

About You

Are you a returning client?YesNo

How did you hear about Reckless Abandon Book Services?

About Your Book

What type of book is it? Please check all that apply:

FictionNarrative NonfictionEducationalInstructionalLong-form Journalism or EssayChildren'sOther

Is this your first book?YesNo
How do you plan to publish?

Has this manuscript received any prior professional editing services?

Editorial AssessmentDevelopmental EditingLine EditingCopy EditingProofreadingOtherNone

How Can We Help?

What service(s) do you need?

Editorial AssessmentLine EditingProofreading

Is this your first time submitting a request with Reckless Abandon Book Services?


After you hit submit, we will respond within 48 hours to the email address provided with a project proposal that includes your pricing and projected completion date. If you have additional questions before submitting, please contact

Still have questions? We've got answers.

Here are a few things you should know.

All of this is will be in the fine print of your service agreement, but we’re big fans of being informed consumers, so we’ll give you the most important details now:
Every project is scheduled first-come, first-serve. The amount of time it will take to finish your project will vary depending on what’s ahead of you in line – typically, your completion date will be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months.
For all book editing services, we accept manuscripts as a .doc (or .docx) file or as a link to a Google Doc. For proofreading and editorial assessments, we will also accept a .pdf file. For proofreading only, you can mail us a printed galley for an additional shipping fee. We will return your edited manuscript in the same format that you send it.
Editorial assessments must be paid in full upfront. Line editing and proofreading will be invoiced for 50% of the total cost upfront with the balance due upon completion. Any additional fees (such as an adjusted word count, expedited service, or shipping) will be added to your final invoice. Your project must be paid in full before your edits will be returned to you. If you don’t pay your final invoice within 7 days, you’ll be subject to late fees.

More questions? Contact or check the FAQ.