Are you a writer, author or publisher in need of an editor?
Welcome to N. N. Light Editing Services, part of N. N. Light Author Promotions. We offer a full range of editing services including Manuscript Review, Development Editing, Structural Editing, Copy/Line Editing, and Proofreading. While we're proficient in all areas, our specialties are copy editing, line editing, and proofreading. Before we explain the different services, let us introduce ourselves.
Mrs. N is an author (along with Mr. N) of five books. Our combined fifty-seven-year expertise while working in the publishing industry has helped us tremendously in how to write, edit, review, market and promote books in today’s publishing market. We love helping writers achieve their dream of being a successful author. Mrs. N has a Bachelor of Arts - English Literature degree.
Mr. N has always loved reading and reviewing books. Joining forces with his wife, they write together under the pen name N. N. Light and he especially loves helping other authors succeed. Mr. N has a Master of Arts - History degree.
These are the editing services we provide:
Get a professional report on your manuscript before you query literary agents/publishers. We will read through your manuscript and provide a detailed report to help you get published.
The developmental edit looks deeply at the bare bones and foundation of the story. We look at everything from pacing to characters, point of view, tense, plot, subplots, and dialogue. Weak plotlines are exposed and questioned. We examine order, flow, and cohesion.
The substantive edit considers a story’s structure and arrangement. It involves tightening and clarifying at each level (chapter, scene, paragraph, and sentence). Unlike developmental editing, which covers the overall issues and deep-level restructuring, substantive editing deals with the actual words.
The copy edit is the first professional polish to a story. We review your manuscript, fixing any spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. If an author can only afford one round of edits, we recommend this one.
The line edit is an intensive look at your book line by line and analyzes each sentence. We consider word choice and the power and meaning of a sentence, tightening where we feel is necessary. We use The Chicago Manual of Style as our reference.
The proofread involves looking at each sentence with fresh eyes and making sure that it's well crafted with no errors. Proofreading involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. Proofing is the final stage of the writing process.
How we operate:
We use track changes in Microsoft Word for all editing services. This allows us to communicate areas of improvement and changes that need to be made.
The normal turnaround time for an edit under 80,000 words is four to six weeks. If you need it sooner, there is an additional fee.
We invoice via Paypal and need a 50% deposit payment before we start on any editing project. Upon completion of the edit, we require the remainder of the balance owed without delay. We also accept the full amount before we start editing.
If you would like a sample edit, we provide a complimentary 500-word edit. Please email us for more details.
The most recent projects we've worked on:
Covet Thy Neighbor by Denise Carbo
The Catch by Jeny Heckman
United We Stand by Zola Blue
A Switch in Time by Casi McLean
Gold Cavern by Zola Blue
Death Southern Style by Beverley Bateman
The Lost Magic (Power of Fae Book 2) by Michelle Bryan
Whispers in Washington by Jennifer Wilck
Virtually Timeless by Casi McLean
Married to the Rabbi: Sixty Spouses of Retired Reform Rabbis in Their Own Words by Naomi Patz and Judith Maslin
Earl of Darby by Aubrey Wynne
Hand of Magic: #3 - Vampires by Diane Moat
Believe Me (Masontown Murder Book 1) by Kay Harris
Trust Me (Masontown Murder Book 2) by Kay Harris
Hear Me (Masontown Murder Book 3) by Kay Harris
Find Me (Masontown Murder Book 4) by Kay Harris
Hand of Magic: #2 - Warlocks by Diane Moat
Julia's Wish (The Wish Series Book 4) by Kay Harris
Dog Bones by Diane Moat
N.N. Light’s Editorial Services are easy to work with and they do a fantastic job. Self-publishing a book is a stressful process, and working with them made me feel so much better—not only about the quality of my book but about the entire process. I highly recommend them! ~ Author Jennifer Wilck
I am using the very talented services of N.N. Light to edit and proofread my books. After trying numerous independent editors and editing services, I've finally found an editor that is professional, detail-oriented, honest, gentle, and reasonably-priced. I couldn't be happier! ~ Kay Harris
I have used N.N. Light’s editing, proofreading, reviews and promotions for all three of my series and I wouldn’t use anyone else! ~ Author Diane Moat
Huge shoutout to N. N. Light for proofreading a book I’m helping a group of rebbetzins (Rabbis’ wives) publish. I thought it’d be impossible to find someone who knew Jewish culture, AND Hebrew & Yiddish in English transliteration, AND could turn it around FAST! ~ NYT & USAT bestselling author Shoshanna Gabriel
Prices vary, depending on the word count for each editing service:
30,000 words or less -- $125 USD
30,001 - 40,000 words -- $140 USD
40, 001 - 50,000 words -- $175 USD
50,001 - 60,000 words -- $200 USD
60,001 - 70,000 words -- $225 USD
70,001 - 80,000 words -- $250 USD
80,001 words or more -- fill out the form below listing your genre and word count for a quote.
All prices are in United States Dollars and we only accept Paypal. For more information, please send an email to or fill out the form below.