Sterling Editing LLC offers a wide range of editorial services. They range from developmental edits, run through copyedits, and even include our editorial appraisal service. Have a query letter? We do those too!

You can click on each following headers for more details about each service.

Free Editorial Assessment

The friendly editors at Sterling will look over the first ten pages of your manuscript for free. The editorial assessment allows us to estimate the effort needed on each manuscript. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a free assessment on query letters because of how short they are.

Developmental Editing

Developmental editing focuses on plot, characters, pacing, and the overall story arc, or the journey the characters take from the beginning to the end of the story.

Copyediting

Copyediting involves a detailed review of your manuscript to catch errors in spelling, punctuation, or grammar.

Proofreading

After the book has gone through copyediting, developmental editing, and formatting, it gets a final check for errors. Sometimes the formatting process may inadvertently introduce a small error, such as a missing word.

Editorial Appraisal

This is the quickest and least expensive editorial service we provide for stories. This service is where we provide an “appraisal” of your story from different angles.

Query Letter Review

The query letter is typically the first contact an author makes with a potential agent or editor. We can help you tighten up your query letter and make it really shine. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a free assessment on query letters because of how short they are.

Sterling Packages

Save money and get comprehensive editing by purchasing one of our Sterling Packages.