Are you looking to hire an 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  • A commitment to confidentiality regarding your unpublished work.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 numerous manuscripts in a variety of genres.
  • Enjoys mentoring and coaching new authors.
  • Possesses the efficiency to meet quick turnaround times.
  • Has experience working with individual authors as well as publishers.

Know more about me here.

Editing Services Testimonial

I work on projects of any length including:

  • Short Stories
  • Anthologies
  • Novellas
  • Novels
  • Series
  • Book Proposals

Genres Accepted for Editing:

  • Romance
  • Crime, Mystery, Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
  • Political Satire
  • Narrative Non-Fiction.

I do not edit science fiction or children/middle-grade books. 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:

Manuscript Critique:

I will review your manuscript and provide constructive comments in a multi-page (10-12 pages) report. I won’t edit or rewrite your manuscript in 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. This service is specially 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.

Complete Editing:

This option includes total two passes on the manuscript. The first pass is for a developmental edit. Once you work on the suggestions and re-submit the manuscript, I will do a pass of line editing or copy editing on the manuscript.

Developmental Editing:

This is sometimes called a substantive or a structural edit. 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, punctuation issues but I will not correct these in a developmental edit.

Copy editing:

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


I no longer offer proofreading as a service except for repeat clients.

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 best-selling authors on here in various genres to help you make a decision. At this point in my career, I’m unable to offer a free sample edit due to time constraints. The price for a sample edit is a flat fee of Rs. 700 for a sample of no more than 1,000 words. To request a sample edit, please email me at dolabsingh@gmail.com

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