"I found an unpublished manuscript my mother had written years ago ... about a portion of her childhood during the Great Depression in 1929. Through a friend's wholehearted recommendation I found MJV and contacted Matt through the website. I had NO idea where to begin. Matt walked me through the process patiently, kindly and always encouraging, and consistently prompt ... It was proofread thoroughly and professionally. The formatting was perfect and uploaded to Amazon flawlessly. Thank you Matt and team at MJV for guiding me through the process and thank you for the tree planted as icing on the cake!"

ELIZABETH STANTON - publisher of "WE'LL FLY AWAY TOMORROW" by EVE SINCLAIR





"Wonderful experience. I learned a great deal from Matt, the deliverables were of exceptional quality and the price was exceedingly reasonable. The editing and formatting took a ragged manuscript and made it a real book. I anticipated getting far less for far more. This has been a great experience. My sincere thanks to all involved."


LEE G. OFFEN - author of "HOSTILE FRONTIER"





"Matt McAvoy has provided a highly professional service in reviewing my book and carrying out an editorial appraisal. He did all that at a price substantially below that of competitors. With my next book I will have no hesitation in using his services to the full."


RAM T. DARYANANI - author of "SCROONATHAN: A DIWALI STORY"





"Very professional service and excellent communication throughout the process. Exactly what I was hoping for. Communication was excellent... additionally quality of service overall and help provided was first rate. Furthermore price and product quality were also superb. Communication is key to this type of service and the service provided was first rate. Affordable but not to the degree of undermining a quality of service. Good balance given. Whilst there may be cheaper out there it is unlikely they would provide as thorough a service or as good a service. Personally I am happy to pay slightly more for a very good product and service. Regular, swift and always willing to answer questions with a personal response. And when I asked for further clarification it was given promptly and in good detail in a clear manner. I came across you from a recommendation from a friend so I would be more than happy to do the same."


E.N.K. CLARKSON - author of "MILDRED AND OTHER STORIES"





"Beyond the comprehensive work that was done for the instructions I gave to be done, working with Matt was always a joy. He never once considered my requests and questions to be out-of-line or impossible, but forthrightly helped figure out how they could be done or gave better suggestions. In the end it was always my decisions; he simply provided the professional guidance for those decisions. It was a very enjoyable and productive experience."


LANCE V. PACKER - author of "CAUGHT BETWEEN WORLDS"





"Wonderful. Matt managed to encapsulate the key themes and ideas of my manuscript, something that I desperately needed help with! Good communication, timely delivery, highly recommended."


EVA LEPPARD - author of "THE PITFALLS OF BEING A GODDESS"





"Super helpful and worked very fast! Would definitely recommend."


DAVE RUETER - author of "A SIXERS ODYSSEY"





"The synopsis was well-written and I found it to be spot on. Matt provided some good feedback... I plan to use him again in the future."


SHAD'E ZUIWETA - author of "ADULTEROUS SINS"





"Mr. McAvoy's review and beta reading were complete and very useful."


LUIS PISONI and AURORA MAZZOLDI - authors of "HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM LIFE"





"MJV has helped bring the finishing touch to my books, the look and feel of the revised work is excellent. I have received top rated reviews and never a negative word on the quality and grammar of my books. Great communication, too; Matt keeps me informed, I'm always aware of what's happening and the follow up is excellent."


ROBERT J. SANISCALCHI - author of "FREEDOM'S LIGHT"





"Matt was very amiable and easy to work with from the start. His responses were speedy and courteous. His appraisal report is detailed and very informative. Overall, he has provided me with an excellent and thorough assessment that will be extremely helpful in bringing my manuscript up to market readiness. I would definitely recommend his services."


HAZEL WARD - author of "THE THREE THINGS THAT BROKE NETTA WILDE"





"I have referred your service to other authors a few times and will continue to do so; it is great value for the money. The Kindle/e-Book Service adds a little to the cost, but is the icing on the cake for getting out there in the e-book market."


ROBERT J. SANISCALCHI - author of "BUTTERFLY LAKE"





"Great commenting; just what I needed."


SHYON BABAZADEH - author of "DARK MATTER EMPIRE, BOOK ONE"





"Very professional and speedy delivery; beyond expectation."


AARON RAN - author of "MICRO DEMOCRACY"





"A splendid service. Working with Matt McAvoy and MJV Authors to remedy errors that had escaped my notice and improve passage flow and delivery was as easy as it was enjoyable, and it left me with a product I couldn't be happier with. I came across Matt's review service quite late; he was extremely helpful, quick and professional, and from there I found MJV Authors. I arrived uncertain and hopeful, and left confident and delighted. I highly recommend Matt and MJV Literary Author Services to anyone looking to put the finishing touches on their book - to ensure that the final version is the best version it can be! Thanks guys!"  


THOMAS RICHARDS - author of "THE CORRAL RING"





"MJV provided an analysis of my 500 page book, noting the strengths and weaknesses in a nice report. It’s hard to read a critique of your own work, but Matt’s detailed feedback was so thoughtfully crafted that I found myself nodding in agreement with every one of his points. Worth every penny."  


JEFFREY CHASE - author of "TRANSIT TO ZEISS"





"Working with Matt exceeded my expectations. It was clear he had thoroughly read my manuscript and provided a fantastic synopsis, exactly what I needed. Very professional and knew exactly what he was doing. I cannot recommend this service enough. Thank you."  


FAIZAH HAIDER - author of "PALESTINE STATE OF MIND"





"I was very pleased with the thoroughness and quality of proofing and copy editing. I will use this service again, without a doubt."  


NICK ARNETT - author of "RESILIENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC"





"Did a great job capturing my novel. I would definitely use this service again."  


C.J. KLINE - author of "SACRED"





"Matt's communication was fantastic through the whole process and my book much improved for the proofreading service they provided."  


RIC RAE - author of "MONSTERS INSIDE"





"I used MJV Literary Services for proofreading, and Kindle typesetting and I have to say that I am very happy with the result. It is clear that the MJV team operates to a high standard. Their suggested edits and revisions are not only detailed but also improved the flow of my book. My book has got good reviews from respected publications such as Kirkus Reviews and Amazon customers afterwards. Will definitely be using MJV services again for my future work."  


DIMAS RIO - author of "WHO'S THERE?"





"Matt went over and beyond with his beta read. He provided 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 PRICED IN U.S. DOLLARS - FOR CUSTOMERS OUTSIDE THE U.S. THE INVOICE WILL BE CONVERTED INTO GBP STERLING AT THE LATEST GOOGLE EXCHANGE RATE.  WE ARE A U.K.-BASED COMPANY.
    Not sure whether your book requires copy-editing or proofreading?  No problem; our editorial appraisal is totally free of charge or any expectations to proceed.

    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 a standard required 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
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    PROOFREADING with tracked changes - $6.95 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 ENSURE THAT WE RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR INTERIOR PAGES - DEDICATION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, PREFACE AND ABOUT THE AUTHOR, ETC. - WHEN SUBMITTING.
    Our PROOFREADING service comprises the following:
  • All inaccurate instances of grammar, punctuation, spelling and indentation amended, ensuring contextual punctuation (such as capitalization, use of bold and/or italicization) is uniformed throughout the book’s entirety.
  • Additions/changes to words and/or sentences, where we feel their inclusion or omission may be confusing to the reader, repetitive in nature, or otherwise need to be improved, in order to be fluid and coherent to an English-speaking audience.  This may include occasional deletions and rewriting of sentences, as non-intrusively as possible, whilst optimizing retention of your author voice, and only where we deem it necessary to do so, for reasons of coherent language and syntax.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT IF WE CONSIDER IT MORE SUITABLE WE WILL RECOMMEND A COMPLETE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.
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    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.  PLEASE ENSURE THAT WE RECEIVE ALL OF YOUR INTERIOR PAGES - DEDICATION, ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, PREFACE AND ABOUT THE AUTHOR, ETC. - WHEN SUBMITTING.

        Our COPY-EDITING service comprises the following:
  • If we feel it is necessary to do so, we may make structural changes to your book and linear changes to its narrative.  This may include reorganizing chapters and scenes within and across chapters to present a more fluid and palatable reader experience.  Occasionally we may also do this for subjective creative suggestion.  We may also omit or rewrite significant sections of text, if we feel it is confusing, inaccurate or otherwise detrimental to the overall narrative.
  • For non-fiction books, we will ensure tables, indexes and appendices are professionally presented and fully functional.  This will also apply to images and illustrations.
  • All inaccurate instances of grammar, punctuation, spelling and indentation amended, ensuring contextual punctuation (such as capitalization, use of bold and/or italicization) is uniformed throughout the book’s entirety.
  • Additions/changes to words and/or sentences, where we feel their inclusion or omission may be confusing to the reader, repetitive in nature, or otherwise need to be improved, in order to be fluid and coherent to an English-speaking audience.  This may include occasional deletions and rewriting of sentences, as non-intrusively as possible, whilst optimizing retention of your author voice, and only where we deem it necessary to do so, for reasons of coherent language and syntax.
  • REST ASSURED THAT IF WE FEEL YOUR MANUSCRIPT REQUIRES NO MORE THAN SIMPLE PROOFREADING, WE WILL ADVISE YOU AGAINST THE COPY-EDITING SERVICE.

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    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.

** THE MJV QUALITY GUARANTEE**

While no editor can guarantee their work will be 100% error-free, we want all of our authors to instruct us with confidence, and to create long-lasting relationships with them.  We therefore promise that if you find any grammatical errors we have missed, or experience any technical issues with the manuscript versions we produce, we will happily amend and/or repair them without quibble or any further charge.  We can ensure that when instructing a copy-editing or proofreading service, we will carry out TWO human editor checks AND software checks as standard.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

We can only guarantee work we have ourselves carried out; the guarantee does not apply to any content which has been changed, amended or added by the author or anybody else following completion of our instruction.  If we feel your issue relates to work added or amended after completion, we reserve the right to cross-check the manuscript in question against the one we returned to you. Unfortunately this means we cannot promise to offer the guarantee beyond 12 months after completion of the instruction, as we are not permitted to retain your manuscript any longer than this under GDPR data regulations.

The guarantee does not imply free rewriting if the author has changed their mind about formatting and text styling, such as from Oxford English to American English.  The author is expected to make this preference clear at the point of instruction.

The guarantee will not be applied in relation to author preference in cases where we are in fundamental disagreement about grammar.  We can not accommodate author preference we do not agree with.

Because we know time is important, despite our great prices we aim for 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?

Friendly, personal service is our trademark...  Work with an editor, not an app!


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

It's time to launch that manuscript..!


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