Are you looking to hire a trained and professional editor for your fiction or creative non-fiction manuscript? Whether you are seeking an evaluation of your novel’s plot, characters, and structure or need a thorough sentence-level editing of your story, I can help you 🙂

When you hire Shiuli Editing Services, you get:

  • Professional quality editing.
  • Adherence to deadlines.
  • Revisions that maintain your author voice.
  • A commitment to confidentiality regarding your unpublished work.
  • A one-stop shop for a variety of editorial services.

You’ll also get a friendly editor who:

  • Is professionally trained in editing.
  • Is a member of Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, UK.
  • Has edited over a hundred manuscripts in a variety of genres.
  • Enjoys mentoring and coaching new authors.
  • Possesses the efficiency to meet quick turnaround times.
  • Has experience working with independent authors and publishers.

Know more about me here.

Editing Services Testimonial

I work on projects of any length, including:

  • Short story
  • Anthology and short story collection
  • Novella
  • Novel
  • Series
  • Blurb, synopsis, book proposals, and query letters

Genres Accepted for Editing:

  • Literary fiction
  • Romance
  • Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
  • Fantasy, Horror, Soft Sci-Fi
  • Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit
  • Own voices
  • Narrative non-fiction

I do not edit true crime, screenplays, and erotica. If your book belongs to a different genre than those mentioned above, please don’t hesitate to email me and ask if I can help. The above genres are what I specialize in, but I’m not averse to a good story, whatever its genre 🙂

Editing Services Offered:

Developmental Editing:

I will take an in-depth look at the construction of your story and address content, structure, plot, characterization, conflict, emotional tension, dialogue, point-of-view, and author voice. I will comment on recurring spelling, grammar, and punctuation issues, but I will not correct these in a developmental edit.

Apart from commenting on your manuscript scene by scene, I’ll also write an editorial report with a summary of my assessment.

Manuscript Critique:

This service is helpful when you are looking to get some professional feedback on your early drafts to see what is working and what isn’t, but can’t afford a thorough developmental edit.

I will review your manuscript and provide constructive comments in a detailed report. I won’t mark your manuscript up for this service.

I’ll check if the opening is strong, whether there are any flat characters, if the style and voice work for the story, if there are any plot holes or unrealistic events, if the climax is satisfying, etc.

Line editing:

I will check for paragraph structure, sentence flow, word choice, language-related techniques, passive voice, tense, style, readability, and forward movement besides checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax.

I will also create a style sheet for your manuscript that will be handy if you’re writing a series or need to hire a proofreader.


I only offer proofreading if the manuscript has been edited by a copyeditor before. I’ll follow the style sheet your copyeditor provided, but don’t worry if you don’t have one; I’ll follow my generic style sheet template based on the CMoS.

Complete Editing:

This option includes two rounds of editing on the manuscript. The first round is for a developmental edit. Once you work on the dev edit suggestions and re-submit the manuscript, I will do a round of line editing on the manuscript. Complete editing ensures both story- and language-level revisions to make the manuscript submit- or publish-worthy.

I understand the nuances of US English and UK English and will adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style 17th edition. All work is carried out in a secure and confidential environment. I sign a standard freelance editing contract with a non-disclosure agreement before beginning work. My editorial fees are based on the suggested minimum rates by CIEP. Please note that these are ballpark figures. Email me at dolabsingh@gmail.com to request an exact quote based on your needs.

Sample Edit:

I am happy to edit a sample to help you determine if we are a good creative fit, however I’d appreciate if you have a look at my portfolio and testimonials before you request one. There are many award-winning and bestselling authors on here in various genres to help you decide. At this point in my career, I’m unable to offer a free sample edit due to time constraints. The price of a sample edit is a flat fee of Rs. 1000 for a sample of ~ 1,000 words. To request a sample edit, please email me at dolabsingh@gmail.com

I offer editing tips to my newsletter subscribers, who also get to download a free booklet Self-Edit Your Fiction Like a Pro. Interested? Subscribe here: