Editorial Services

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Even the best writers make occasional mistakes. Trafford Publishing’s Editorial Services provide expert copyeditors who polish your writing and help your book reach its best quality. For more information on industry-standard editing practices, please ask your publishing consultant about our Editorial Guidelines.

Our website copy generally conforms to the editorial style set forth in the AP Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law. Trafford Publishing editors and copywriters follow the most current edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, the premier style guide used by book publishers.

Core Editorial Services

These are the building blocks of a good book: grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence structure. It is absolutely necessary for self publishing authors to run a comprehensive edit on their manuscript before publishing a book.

Advanced Editorial Services

Smarter indie publishers know that sometimes manuscripts need specialized attention that goes beyond the basics of grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Our experienced editors take a more extensive look at your book's content and make high-level stylistic considerations to different aspects of your book, including content, plot, and pace.