Friendly, personal service is our trademark - work with an editor, not an app!
Because we know time is important, despite our great prices, we offer a 21-DAY TURNAROUND on copy-editing and proofreading services.  
We don't offer 3-5 day editing, like some others, because isn't this just a little too rushed?

"Did a great job capturing my novel. I would definitely use this service again."  
C.J. KLINE - author of "SACRED"







"Matt went over and beyond with his beta read. He proved an honest critique with many helpful suggestions. I would definitely recommend him."  

WENDIE PERCHARSKY - author of "CHILDREN OF THE REICH"







"Matt did an amazing job whipping up an excellent summary to my new adult fantasy novel. He focused in on the overall themes and wove them through a factual retelling of the novel's events, resulting in a well-crafted précis that's concise, engaging, and complete without omitting any important detail."  

E.H. BALCH - author of "ASSAULT ON DEVIL'S DEN"







"Did an in depth review of over 140,000 words in such little time. Highly recommend!"  

GABRIEL ROBIN - author of "SHIFTERS"







"For the price point I got someone who knows how to write a decent synopsis and who actually read my manuscript!"  

MICHAEL LOOFT - author of "RISING UP"







"MJV Literary Author Services were extremely professional and helpful when they created my synopsis and proofread my novel, and I would have no hesitation in recommending their excellent author services."  

B.P. SMYTHE - author of "THE MEDAL OF PURITY"







"MJV literary helped me plough the minefield of publishing my debut novella. I would not have made it without Matt, or Maja my cover designer. Thank you to both."
B.J. RAY - author of "ON MIDNIGHT RIDGE"







"I first sent my book to be reviewed as I was unsure whether it was good enough to be published. It turned out that even though the story wasn't bad, my broken English made it very hard to be understood. I then decided to go with copy-editing and it became a much better read - even for me, the author, who already knew the story by heart."
ERWAN GOURM - author of "AN UNWANTED AND UNWILLING HERO"







"Matt was very responsive and provided excellent work with a quick turnaround. He created a synopsis in the correct format and had a great hook. I look forward to working with him again in the near future."
CONNIE UPHAM - author of "ROAD TO GLORY"







"Matt McAvoy delivered a wonderful synopsis! What a wonderful delivery... and chap."
CALUM SYERS - author of "THE SEPTEMBER GURL"







"Matt provided a very thorough and honest beta-reading assessment and importantly with positive, implementable recommendations."

S.P. CARNEY - author of "THE ESCAPE VELOCITY OF ATTACHMENT"







"Very quick, professional job. Thanks!"
DANNY DECILLIS - author of "I.R.L."







"I have a hunch that this synopsis will get me an agent!"

JASON MARSHALL - author of "MEET MARVIN"







"It was a pleasure working with Matt McAvoy on my first novel - My only regret is that I didn't find him sooner. I will definitely use MJV on my next project."
MARK GUILLERMAN - author of "FLOW LIKE A RIVER"







"Very satisfied with the quality and promptness of their work."  

WALT SAUTTER - author of "FISH FARM"







"I am now at the stage of publishing - I certainly wouldn't have got this far without your valuable input.  Many thanks."
IAIN McEWAN - author of "IF MY DAD COULD SEE ME NOW"







"Huge thanks for all of the hard work you have so obviously done.  I am tremendously happy with the final product - the book has been much uplifted by your efforts."   

SIMON GARY - author of "GONE TO THE DOGS"







"I have received both a review and a copy edit from MJV. The review was honest and straightforward. It pointed out fixable shortcomings in my novel. The edit was thorough. I now appreciate the value of using a copy editor prior to submission. MJV provides excellent value compared to the other choices I researched."
PETER LEARN - author of "ROCKY MOUNTAIN NOIR"



ALL OF OUR EDITORIAL SERVICES ARE NOW PRICED IN U.S. DOLLARS - THIS DOES NOT CHANGE OUR GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY IN ANY WAY.
Please note: for customers in any country outside of the U.S., invoices will be converted to GBP Sterling, based on Google's exchange rate at the time it is created.  We are a UK-based company.
    Before going ahead and booking editorial work, we will check through your manuscript and advise you which services we propose are required to elevate it to an acceptable standard for publishing.  This includes grammatical amendment and formatting recommendations ONLY - our editorial consultation does not offer appraisal feedback about creative merit, or advice regarding submission to publishers and/or literary agents, other than in exceptional cases; for this type of advice please see our BETA-READING AND SYNOPSIS SERVICES.

    Rest assured we will never recommend futile or unnecessary work, and will advise you if we think you have much more work to do before using our services.
*Delivered as a .PDF
  • PROOFREADING with tracked changes - $6.50 per 1000 words

  • #ReturnToRealBooks  - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE.

    ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL COMPRISE TWO HUMAN EDITS AND SOFTWARE CHECKS.

    An essential spelling, punctuation, capitalization, italicization and indentation polish to finalize your proof for publication; recommended for all authors, in particular those whose grammar is just a little short of perfect.  
    We will return your .DOC word manuscript to you, amended with tracked changes in the markup, which you can reject or accept at will (we will instruct you how to do this).  You will not have to accept any changes we make before you have had the opportunity to review them.  

    PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE CONSIDER IT MORE SUITABLE WE WILL RECOMMEND A COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.


    We will happily offer this service for all types of document, including assignments and CVs.
  • COMPLETE COPY-EDITING with tracked changes - $11.00 per 1000 words

      • #ReturnToRealBooks  - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE.

    ALL INSTRUCTIONS WILL COMPRISE TWO HUMAN EDITS AND SOFTWARE CHECKS.

  • We will grammar-edit your work to a very high standard of English, amending spelling, punctuation, paragraph formatting and section breaks (where we deem it appropriate, we may replace entire words or restructure sentences for purposes of valid literacy).  We will also address issues of story structure, chapter layout and consistency, where we think it is appropriate.  PLEASE NOTE: we will go out of our way to ensure your work is coherent to a very high standard, and will not shy away from using initiative.


      Just like our PROOFREADING service, we will return your .DOC word manuscript to you, amended with tracked changes in the markup, which you can reject or accept at will (we will instruct you how to do this).  You will not have to accept any changes we make before you have had the opportunity to review them.  

      REST ASSURED THAT IF WE FEEL YOUR MANUSCRIPT REQUIRES NO MORE THAN PROOFREADING, WE WILL ADVISE YOU AGAINST THE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.

  • AMAZON KINDLE e-BOOK CREATION - FIXED PRICE: $69.00 


  • RECEIVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL AMAZON KINDLE e-BOOK, FULLY CREATED AND ZIPPED IN THIS HANDY .KPF PACKAGE...
    ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS UPLOAD THE WHOLE BOX TO KDP! 

    FOR JUST AN ADDITIONAL $20.00, GET AN .ePUB VERSION, FOR UPLOAD TO A WIDE RANGE OF OTHER E-BOOK PUBLISHING PLATFORMS, INCLUDING BARNES & NOBLE, SMASHWORDS AND LULU.


    WANT TO ADD AMAZON PAPERBACK TYPESETTING? 
    CHECK OUT OUR BOOK PUBLISHING PACKAGES
    , FROM JUST $99. 
    If you have never self-published before, you may find the prospect a daunting one; the biggest headache, for some, is formatting issues when converting.  Our experts will convert your book to ensure that it is beautifully, professionally displayed on the Amazon Kindle, and returned to you in a fully-packaged .KPF parcel, ready for a very simple, one-click upload to your Amazon KDP publishing platform.

    Please be aware that if you purchase this as a stand-alone service we will only typeset your book - we will not copy-edit, proofread or indent the text - and your work will be read exactly as the manuscript you send us.  RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!
    If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.

  • AMAZON KDP PRINT-READY TYPESETTING - FIXED PRICE: $49.00


      • #ReturnToRealBooks  - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH ALL PROOFREADING AND COPY-EDITING INSTRUCTIONS.


    • There is nothing more satisfying than seeing your book professionally laid out, all ready for submission to the printers.  
    Our paperback INTERIOR formatting service is quick, convenient and very reasonably priced.  The .PDF we send you will be justified and professionally spaced, with chapter and section breaks in all the right places, page numbers and headers, on an Amazon KDP template.  Your interior will include whatever information you furnish us with, including foreword, legal/ISBN/imprint page, bio and acknowledgement pages, title headers and a table of contents where appropriate.  We use genre-preferred fonts as standard.

    Please be aware that if you purchase this as a stand-alone service we will only typeset your book - we will not copy-edit, proofread or indent the text - and your work will be read exactly as the manuscript you send us.  RECOMMENDED FOR PROFICIENT AUTHORS WITH FINALIZED AND PROOFREAD MANUSCRIPTS ONLY!

    If you are not sure if your proof is ready, remember our appraisal service is free.

  • TRANSLATION TO ENGLISH + FULLY COPY-EDITED - $12.00 per 1000 words

    #ReturnToRealBooks - PRINT-READY TYPESETTING IS FREE WITH THIS SERVICE

    Whatever language your manuscript is written in, we can translate it to English whilst proofreading and copy-editing to our usual high-quality.  Because of our interactive approach to your work, we will ensure nothing is lost in translation.  

    TRANSLATION CANNOT BE PURCHASED AS A STAND-ALONE SERVICE - COPY EDITING WILL ALWAYS BE REQUIRED.


All books we work with are automatically listed for life in our FEATURED BOOK LISTINGS.

MJV Literary Author Services logo

It's time to launch that manuscript..!

Society for Editors and Proofreaders member
Listed in the Writers' and Artists' Yearbook
UNITED KINGDOM 2017 - MJV Services, Covent Garden, London.