Our experienced editors can sharpen and refine ANY type of document. EBM Professional Services has an excellent reputation for quality and integrity. In business since 2003, EBM Professional Services is committed to doing the best job possible at a fair price. Whether you're a novice writer, seasoned writer, student, or business owner, your written work will benefit greatly from our services.
Even the best writers need editors.
Your writing is important to you and you have spent countless hours perfecting your work. You have read it over hundreds of times and it sounds perfect to you. Then, you let a friend or coworker read it and he points out several minor mistakes. When it comes to writing, people often make lots of mistakes. Your work needs to be reviewed by a professional editor. Our editors have extensive experience in writing and editing. We are committed to doing the best job possible while maintaining your voice and style.
You don't believe us? Send us a portion of your writing (up to ten pages) and we will do a FREE SAMPLE EDIT.
The EBM Professional Services team specializes in content editing, copyediting, proofreading, typesetting, and manuscript critiques for ALL document types.
Content Editing involves ensuring the general accuracy and consistency of content. It checks to make sure logic and ideas make sense. A document submitted for content editing will go through the following checklist: Does the work have a clear focus on one topic? Does the introduction grab interest and offer a clear purpose for reading? Are the facts accurate? Does the work follow a logical plan from beginning to end? Does the body of the work present well-ordered paragraphs of main ideas with relevant, supporting details? Does the conclusion leave readers feeling satisfied?
Copyediting involves correcting errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. A document submitted for copyediting will receive suggestions to improve stylistic consistency. We will focus on sentence structure to improve readability, use of active vs. passive voice, proper word usage, clarity of meaning, subject/verb agreement, and overuse of words or phrases and redundancies.
If your document is already polished (it has been content edited and copyedited) and simply needs a final check, we will thoroughly review it to ensure correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
Do you need an honest, unbiased critique of your manuscript? Our manuscript critique service is just what you need for your fiction or nonfiction work. An experienced editor will read and critique your manuscript. We will assess if your work is salable and analyze key elements such as plot, dialogue, structure, consistency, and organization.
You will receive an easy to follow, detailed critique of your manuscript that will highlight major issues to be addressed and suggestions to help you progress with your project.
Now that your work has been professionally edited, it’s time to focus on the layout of the book. The typeset process results in text and images carefully being arranged in preparation for printing. The printing company will not typeset your document. They will print what you send them; therefore, you must make sure your words are professionally formatted on the page. This includes fonts, kerning, leading, chapter breaks, and many other technical details. Although the typeset process may appear simple, it is actually a very technical and time-consuming process. Failure to properly manage and edit the typeset will result in your book being visually unappealing.
A well-designed text is a mark of quality and professionalism. It also influences the readers’ experience. Our typesetting service offers quality results by following and enforcing internal rules and industry standards.
You will receive a polished, professional, print ready document to send to press. We also offer standard eBook conversion.
What type of documents do you edit?
EBM Professional Services is qualified to edit any type of document. Visit our Services page for a list of documents you can submit to us.
What happens after a document is submitted to be edited?
We will email you a contract and instructions. You return the signed contract along with your complete document and your initial payment. We will then assign an editor to your project.
How long will it take to edit my project?
Projects less than 50 pages have a turnaround time of 5 - 7 business days. Longer documents (completed manuscripts, technical manuals, etc.) require more time, depending on the length. Rush jobs on projects are also available for an additional charge.
What are your terms and methods of payment?
A 50% deposit is due upon signing and returning the Contract. However, in order to ease the financial burden on your budget, we will consider other payment structures on a case-by-case basis and will work with you to accommodate your needs. We accept payment via PayPal, cash, personal checks, cashier's checks, and money orders. There is a $30 processing fee for any check returned due to insufficient funds.
What if I'm under 18 years old and want my work edited?
Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian to sign the contract and guarantee payment.
What can I expect for my fee?
Each service has specific requirements that are outlined in the contract you will receive. You will be made aware of the specifics of the services you are requesting, as well as the timeline of the services that will be provided.
Is this service confidential?
Yes. EBM Professional Services will not sell, transfer, or share any client information with any other party. You maintain all intellectual rights to your documents, original and edited. EBM Professional Services reserves the right to keep a copy of all completed work for promotional purposes (upon your approval). EBM Professional Services will not reveal the identity or any information of the individual or business without your signed consent.
Can you guarantee that my edited manuscript will be accepted by an agent or publisher?
No. It would be unethical and untrue to guarantee that having your manuscript or article edited will result in publication. EBM Professional Services will guarantee to do our best work in order to increase your chances of publication.
Do you have references I can contact?
Yes. References are available upon request.
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EBM Professional Services and Michelle Chester are my first choice for editing services! I am a multi-published author, journalist, and motivational speaker. I have worked with countless editors at newspapers, magazines, and publishing houses. Michelle is among the elite of the editors I've worked with during the past eighteen years. She is thorough, always on time, and very ethical. I have recommended EBM to several colleagues, all of whom were very pleased with the results.
Be it a novel, screenplay, or strongly-worded email, I don't publish anything without Michelle and her associates laying eyes on it. Not only are they thorough and thoughly professional, they lend a genuine personal touch to make this stage of the lonely road of writing seem more like a team effort. I'm sure she'll probably even proofread and edit my testimonial, which is fine! Any writer worth his or her salt knows that an editor is necessary for their success, and I don't know of one better than Michelle of EBM Professional Services.
Every writer knows the secret to great writing is a top-notch editor. A top-notch editor is one who not only gives you the good, but the bad and the ugly in such a way that not only will you receive a polished work of art, but your skills as a writer will improve. EBM Professional Services is the best place to find these types of editors. They collaborate with you to make sure that your best efforts become your best work. Their customer service is beyond reproach and the hands on touch of EBM's owner, Michelle Chester, makes it a pleasure to do business with them. I am proud to be a lifelong partnership!
The personalized attention I receive with my edits is what I appreciate most about EBM Professional Services. I can always count on them to do a great job!
Dallas Morning News Bestselling Author of “It’s Morning: Torn Lovers and Their Stories:, “Collected Moments”, “I Don’t Mind Having a Husband”, “Broken Appointments”
I owe my debut success to Michelle and EBM. She was very open, honest, and extremely patient, professional, and helpful. She pushed me to become a better writer. I'm so honored to have her as an editor. I'm advising everyone that's out there looking for a great editor with a great staff, Michelle and EBM is where you want to be.
As a first-time author, I needed an editor who could proofread and edit my book for not only grammar and punctuation but also give an honest opinion of the quality of my writing style. EBM far exceeded my expectations and needs. The edits I received transformed the pages of my manuscript to the story I really wanted to convey to my readers. I'm certain the honest feedback and constructive edits EBM provided contributed to my current book sales and the confidence I needed to write my next book. I highly recommend EBM for superior editing results.
EBM Professional Services was referred to me by another author and I could not have been more surprised with the helpful feedback provided during the editing process of my manuscript. People who need editing services should call upon EBM Professional Services to get the job done!
When web-surfing goes right! I don’t know which click or link it was that had me stumble upon EBM Professional Services, but I did and I thank God for it. Not only are they professional, timely, and thorough, but they go above and beyond well after the conclusion of your contracted project. EBM has really been a tremendous resource and partner for me and Novelista Publishing. They didn't try and change my voice, which every writer wants; someone who will read their words and understand the direction of their story and help to enhance it through editing and consulting. EBM will be my partner for editorial services for as long as they'll have me. I would (and have) recommend their services to anyone and everyone who is considering publishing... ANYTHING! Thank you!
“Lucky Number 5”
From day one, when I spoke with Michelle Chester about her editing services, we connected on a positive note. As a male author working on my third novel, I was in desperate need of obtaining an editing viewpoint from a woman's perspective and Michelle did not disappoint. Michelle and her team of experts provided an ultimately professional service allowing me ample opportunity and time to correct and navigate through any proposed corrections. My latest novel was time sensitive and EBM exceeded my expectations and came through without a glitch. Not only was I pleased with Michelle and her team's insight and constructive feedback, but their supreme service was a plus. I highly recommend EBM and its team of professionals to anyone seeking professional services for their editing needs.
Michelle is a bonafide subject matter expert in the areas of technical communications and creative writing and editing. I hired her to speak at a writing conference to lend insight on technical writing as a career, and I have had to invite her back several times for the value she added to my program. She is also exceptionally skilled in book editing. I have referred many a client to her and have only heard great things about her work for those who were lucky enough to get her to sign on as editor. I consider it a great honor to include Michelle in my network and look forward to working with her again on future projects.
Conference Creator and Organizer –
Black Writer’s & Reunion Conference (BWRC)
There are few people that love their job. Michelle Chester of EBM Professional Services is one of those persons. Michelle has a keen eye and has a knack for paying attention to detail. Not only does she edit for grammar, she edits for completion and helps you along the way. As a writer, my main focus is to make sure the plot and characters develop and flow smoothly. Michelle does all the rest flawlessly. The key to a great book is having a great editor. I recommend her for anyone who wants to have an amazing product.
I have come to rely on Michelle's sharp eyes and keen literary skills to brush up everything from short stories to non-fiction to student quizzes. She often finishes sooner than agreed upon, and her willingness to take a second look at material always gives me a sense of comfort about whatever I'm publishing. She is a valuable player on my publishing team!
Michelle Chester is a godsend. Finding a high quality, trustworthy editor is one of the most difficult decisions a writer must make. When my editing needs changed, I dreaded the idea of having to search for someone that I could depend on. Michelle was recommended to me by an author whose advice I trust. Working with Michelle the first time was such a pleasure that I've returned back for editing services again and again. Not only do I feel confident about placing my own projects in Michelle's care, as a publisher, I've also brought the work of some of my authors to Michelle for editing services. I appreciate her willingness to take extra steps, ensuring that all work I send her way is completed with professionalism and in a timely manner.
A’ndrea J. Wilson
“Spell”, “Couples 101”, “Singles 101”, “Spell”, “Wife series”, “Suicide Watch”, and “Vanity 2”
EBM is my silent partner in my writing business. I can concentrate on creating a good story, knowing they will repair the technical issues – all leading to succinct, quality work!
“Talkin Straight With Ciara Wimby”
Michelle and the entire EBM Professional Services team has been a Godsend. From the moment I met her, she has been instrumental in helping me become a better writer. Her love of literature is unmistakable and she has been a passionate advocate in working with me to produce the best works possible. Her no-nonsense approach is appreciated because as an author, I’m an artist and at times can be sensitive about my stuff. No matter what, I trust her opinion and insight and will not hesitate to work with her on all of my future projects.
“Desperately Seeking Exclusivity”,
“Desperately Seeking Pleasure”
Thank you for taking the time to visit us.
My name is Michelle Chester, and I am the founder and owner of EBM Professional Services. My love for reading impelled my career as an Editorial Consultant. After working in the corporate world as a Technical Writer/Editor, I decided to focus on what I enjoy—editing.
Since 2003, the editors at EBM Professional Services have proofread and edited over one million words for clients worldwide.
Our goal is to edit your work to the best of our ability while striving to maintain your unique voice and style.
All of our editors come from an array of backgrounds and have more than 10 years of experience in editing and writing, including manuscripts, technical, and business editing/writing, with a common thread being the love of reading.
Everyone at EBM Professional Services is committed to turning your work into a masterpiece. We ensure you will be satisfied with the finished product.
We look forward to adding you to our list of happy clients.
Welcome to EBM Professional Services.
Are you looking for an experienced editor to sharpen and refine your manuscript, magazine article, business proposal, marketing material, technical manual, and other documents?
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