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Writing a book isn't an easy process. Now that your work is ready, you're keen to make sure your research is showcased in the best possible way.

Taylor & Francis has been supporting book authors since the early twentieth century and has a significant reputation in the academic book publishing industry. We publish over 7,000 new books each year, and key brands are Routledge and CRC Press, imprints that specialise in Humanities, Social Sciences, and STEM content. With a books backlist of around 145,000 titles, we serve scholars, authors, instructors and professional communities worldwide.

You can find more information about the benefits of publishing with us here.

For authors currently writing a book and who need English language support, our Book Editing service offers you the opportunity to have your work reviewed by editing experts.

Based on the level of development your book needs, you can choose between two book editing options: Standard Book Editing (with a focus on language editing that gives the book a natural English tone and voice), or Consultative Book Editing (providing a more substantive and developmental approach).

Consultative Book Editing

Standard Book Editing

Language editing (grammar, spelling, phrasing, and punctuation)
Language editing (grammar, spelling, phrasing, and punctuation)
Editing for style-consistent and error-free language in references
Editing for style-consistent and error-free language in references
Editor comments to explaining revisions and suggesting improvements
Editor comments to explaining revisions and suggesting improvements
Free sample edit up to 1500 words
Free sample edit up to 1500 words
Subject area experts ensure accuracy of terminology and conventions
Subject area experts ensure accuracy of terminology and conventions
Discounted multiple rounds of editing
Discounted multiple rounds of editing
Substantive restructuring for a logical and impactful presentation
Substantive restructuring for a logical and impactful presentation
Expert analysis and suggestions on the book’s strengths and weaknesses
Expert analysis and suggestions on the book’s strengths and weaknesses
Checking accuracy of references and flagging discrepancies
Checking accuracy of references and flagging discrepancies
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The Taylor & Francis Book Editing advantage

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Expert Language Editors

Selected and trained for their attention to detail, expert language editors can transform texts into clear, grammatically correct, and publication-ready books with a native-English tone. Our language editors are also subject-matter experts and will ensure accuracy of terminology and conventions relevant to your book's subject area.

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Complete Confidentiality

Are you apprehensive about the security of your unpublished work? We understand your concern and so, in addition to a secure online submission system, our language editors and experts sign a non-disclosure agreement. We are also willing to sign a confidentiality agreement with you to safeguard your interests.

Manuscript

Multiple rounds of editing

You can get your manuscript reviewed multiple times at a budget that suits you. We recommend that you use this service after you have incorporated our editor’s suggestions and would like us to run a final check before submission to the publisher.

Saving time

Consultation and free trial

Are you unsure about the areas of your book that require attention and qualitative alterations? Our editing professionals and customer experience experts will guide you and recommend services suitable for your unique requirements. Additionally, you can also test the quality of our service by requesting a Standard Book Editing trial of up to 1500 words free of charge.

Frequently asked questions

Who edits my manuscript?

We carefully select trained experts to ensure accuracy of grammar, terminology and conventions relevant to your book's subject matter. Our book editors are native English speakers renowned for their expertise in academic subject areas and familiarity with publishing, who will help you help you achieve your book's potential with a comprehensive manuscript assessment and crucial guidance.

What sets Taylor and Francis’ Book Editing service apart?

We understand the tremendous effort that has gone into your manuscript and believe that simply proofreading will not do it justice. At Taylor & Francis, we prefer to offer a combination of developmental and substantive editing, copyediting and proofreading services. This ensures that your book communicates clearly with your target audience.

Is my manuscript secure?

Rest assured that the confidentiality of your draft is our top priority. We maintain non-disclosure agreements with our editors to this end. Moreover, our secure online system prevents your information from ever being accessible to any outside party. Your information will only be seen by your manuscript editor and the assigned project manager. On request, we will also sign a confidentiality agreement with you before you send us anything you want kept confidential.

Will manuscripts still receive a copyedit after handover to Production?

T&F Editing Services is NOT intended to replace any of the copyediting activities undertaken by our Production department. All titles in Production are copyedited and there has been no downgrading of our copyediting standards. We envisage that the main market for T&F Editing Services will be authors who require a more in-depth line edit (as well as a copyedit) to raise the level of their written English to a publishable standard.

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