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Professional Editing & 
Proofreading Services.

Do you have a manuscript that needs some work?


Are you stuck in a writer's block, unsure of how to communicate your message?


No matter where you are in your process, you deserve an editor that retains the integrity of your voice and enhances your message. 



  • Developmental Editing

  • Line/Stylistic Editing

  • Proofreading

  • Writing Coaching/Consultations

  • Plagiarism Evaluation

  • Manuscript Evaluation

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Revision & Proofreading
Content Creation


My name is A. Brailow and I am a professional book editor. 

I work in a wide variety of project types and genres including memoirs, self-help, cookbooks and craft books, urban fantasy, science fiction, and much more!

Works I've edited in the past include The Jobfather Chronicles: Breadcrumbs on the Trail of Right Livelihood and The Glint of the LuopanI'm also the author of a poetry collection entitled The Castle that Never Forgets

Some of my favorite books and personal recommendations are The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery, Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, and Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenburg.


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The cost of your editing services will depend on the length of the manuscript, the type of editing needed, and the desired turnaround time!*

Developmental Editing: .020/word for manuscripts under 80,000 words; .015/word for manuscripts over 80,000 words

Line/Stylistic Editing: .020/word for manuscripts under 80,000 words; .015/word for manuscripts over 80,000 words

Proofreading: .015/word for manuscripts under 80,000 words; .01/word for manuscripts over 80,000 words

Writing Consultations: Your first consultation is free!  Additional consultations can be purchased for $40/hr or in a bundle for a discount. Note that all editorial services come with consultations upon request. 

*All rates given are standard. Please reach out with details on your project for a more accurate quote. 

"I would like to heap praise upon A. Brailow's head! She's been an absolute godsend with my order and it's been an amazing experience to work with her. She's professional, offers support, advice, and assistance, and she's so easy to talk to that the nerves of being edited just disappear!" --A. Steenkamp


"If there's one thing I can say for A, it's that she works quickly and thoughtfully. Before she even began editing, she asked if there was anything extra to be aware of, showing her approach stretches beyond what is set down on paper. Before she signed off, the order edited and ready to go, she wrote a sincere thanks for all the work I'd done. It's a treat working with an editor who shows this concern and appreciation for their writers." -- G. Harvard.


“What I appreciate about A is that she really cares. I would like everyone to know her should they need a manuscript edited."






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Office Location: Rockville, MD

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