Brenda Hill
Author, Editor,
Writing Coach

L. Cooper Press

Providing ebook & Paperback Editons for Independent Authors


While L. Cooper Press does not provide editing in its publishing package, I can personally recommend excellent editors. I've been in the business over twenty years - as an editor and author - and even though I am an editor, I always hire one to go over my manuscript before I allow anyone else to see it: agent or publisher. And it doesn't matter if it's a novel, a newspaper article, or a stand-alone short story, or a short story for an anthology. Once your words have been published, they're in the world for anyone to see.

Readers notice mistakes and awkward sentences you may have overlooked. So make sure you're proud of your work. After all that's your signature - your baby. Make sure the diaper is clean.

A few years ago, I was the victim of a scam editor, one who proclaimed he edited for a best-selling horror novelist. I hired him, paid the exorbitant fee, and was surprised he didn't allow communication during the process. When he returned my "edited" manuscript to me, I was extremely disappointed. Shocked even. He did very little work in return for the high fee. Even though I protested, he said he was justified with charging his high fee.
The editors listed below are all hard-working and honest. As an editor, I specialize in opening/1st chapters, but as an author who values a professional manuscript, I've hired each one at different times. I know they're good. And they allow communication during the process, will answer questions, and explain what and how they're editing.
So check them out, send an email directly to them for your questions, and choose the editor you feel is the best match for you. 

Good luck in your writing, and may your book be the next best-seller!

1st Chapter Edit

Your opening chapter is CRITICAL to your success as an author. If you haven't incorporated at least 3 of the 5 Essential Elements in your opening pages, you risk losing the agent/publisher/reader. Do you know what they're looking for?


Proofreaders/Copy Editors/Content Editors-Book Doctors

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They check your spelling, punctuation and word usage, usually performed after copy and/or content editing before publishing, but can be performed as an individual service.

Readers may overlook a typo, especially if your story is good; however, more than one or two causes the reader to doubt your professionalism and may put your book down. 

Line/Copy Editors:

They will proofread as well as perform a line/copy edit, which includes checking for proper word usage, correct tenses, awkward sentences and  proper flow of your paragraphs.

Their fees are higher because of the additional work. Check with them for what you want/need:

Book/Content Editors:

These highly-skilled book editors check your manuscript for quality, ranging from word usage to content of your manuscript. They check your plot-points to make sure your story structure is solid.

Their fees are the highest due to their skills and knowledge of what the book industry requires.


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