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Hear what our authors have to say

"It was the big turning point, that [editorial] letter."

Acquired by RosettaBooks.

“I loved working with Christine. She was great, and her help invaluable. I will definitely want to work with her again on my next book! I got a publishing deal (yay) last week!”

Six-figure deal at Penguin Random House.

“I got my dream editor. Andrea’s sensitive to the work, but knows what to cut to make it sing. She’s also a lovely, easy person to talk to, which helps when you’re trying to get your arms around a rangy manuscript. And to top it all off, she makes every effort to get her editorial comments back quickly, a huge plus. I loved my time with NY Book Editors. The whole experience was a pleasure.”

"I didn't realize how much I could learn... I feel like she raised my manuscript to a whole new level."

Acquired by Europa Editions after receiving offers from five agents.

“I couldn’t be more thankful for William Boggess’ help. I’m almost done going through the line edits. And I agree with everything he talked about in the memo, which means that I have a lot of work to do."

Intended to self-publish then acquired by Doubleday.

“Maggie was wonderful and insightful … we’re in a second round of submissions now [to publishers].”

Six-figure book deal at Harlequin

“I am honest when I say there is absolutely no way I could have accomplished this dream without you. I was just raving about you again to my friend … I loved my experience working with you — it was the equivalent of a very expensive MFA.”

Today Show #1 Most Recommended Book to Read

“You are brilliant. I am overwhelmed and sincerely grateful for all you’ve done for this book.”

Six-figure deal at Penguin Random House, Film rights sold to Paramount Pictures.

“My editor took the book to the next level, cut the fat, made sure it was pretty much perfect, which impressed agents … You consider the writer, and which editor would be passionate about their work. I think that’s really special and not normal. I’m a big fan of you guys.”

Former CFO of Lehman Self-Publishes Her Memoir

"I want to thank you for all your editorial help. William's letter is very thoughtful and reflects great insight into the particular circumstances surrounding my story."

“Finding a good editor is very difficult, finding an excellent one is nearly impossible. I spent days and days scouring the internet, reading forums and learning about other people’s experiences before I stumbled upon several editors and companies that looked promising. Chief among them was New York Book Editors. I sent a sample of my book to all of the prospects, and I managed to narrow my list down to two editors. In the end, I chose Katrina Diaz from New York Book Editors. I chose her because she wasn’t just a good editor, she was an excellent editor! Katrina’s attention to detail was superb, she weeded out so many plot holes and flaws that I had missed. Her input helped smooth out the story like a steamroller on hot asphalt. When it came to the copyediting we had a bit of hiccup, but New York Book Editors bent over backward to make it right, they certainly put their customers first! I wouldn’t think twice about using New York Book Editors services again and I thoroughly recommend their services to the discerning author who requires absolute professionalism and quality.”

Netflix feature film, Amazon bestseller.

“I LOVED working with Angela. Her notes were incredibly thorough and helped make the book far better than it was.”

iTunes #1 eBook Bestseller

“Kiele has a real intuitive sense when it comes to scoping out what works and what doesn’t with a manuscript. With her guidance I was able to turn my manuscript into the best version of itself and take it beyond the level of perfection that I thought was possible. I am extremely happy with the final product and I cannot wait to work with the very talented Kiele again!”

The renowned author of The War of the Roses.

"What struck me as I was going through the copyedited version of our book is David’s attention to detail and nuance. He’s excellent with making sure tense is consistent throughout the story and knows exactly the right words to choose in order to bring a feeling or sentiment coming from a character across more effectively.”

“Nobody picked up on any of the things that my editor did. Some of them I felt uncomfortable about myself and couldn’t put my finger on what was bothering me, so I got exactly what I had hoped to get, and I can’t thank you enough.”

“Thanks to the outstanding work of New York Book Editors, I can say, loud and proud, ‘I love my book!’ NYBE matched me with the expertise of Ronit Wagman, whose insights and line edits helped me turn my so-so manuscript into a well‑crafted memoir.”

William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Award Finalist

"William did an absolutely fantastic job of helping me get my novel into shape ... the book is now under contract with Garland Press. I'm incredibly impressed with the work he did. I am especially grateful for his suggestions about how to strengthen the plot, in part by eliminating story lines that don't contribute as much as they could to the central narrative arc. thanks very much for your help. Again, William did a really fantastic job."

International Book Awards Finalist, IndieFab Book of the Year Finalist

“There are a lot of book doctors out there who can just be so wrong for what I was trying to do. So I consider the fact that I discovered NY Book Editors a huge stroke of luck. They’ve been incredible, and I can say without a doubt that Balm is a much, much stronger book as a result.”

“NYBE set me up with the perfect editor for me and my work on the first try – we clicked immediately and Angela really went above and beyond in her edits. I was blown away by her critique and I honestly can’t even begin to describe the wonderful improvements my draft went through. It’s been a joy working with her and I can’t thank her and NYBE enough!”

Signed with a Literary Agent

“My main concern when starting this process was whether or not the editor was going to “get it”, and by that I mean understand what I was trying to accomplish with the novel. Fortunately, you totally understood what I’m going for and I feel like you did a fantastically thorough job of thinking about the book, I couldn’t be happier. It was so refreshing to finally be able to have a professional look through the story and digest it and then make all these genuinely thoughtful suggestions.”

“I’m enjoying Rakesh’s thoughts and insights very much. I feel the book has strengthened by leaps and bounds.”

“You get the kind of people I could only get access to at a Big Five Publisher. I was matched with a professional editor with years of experience, who I couldn’t get as a self-published author. She found my weaknesses as a writer. I’m excited about this new direction, excited about the work.”

"Without ever jeopardizing my voice..."

“Daniel lifted the manuscript to a whole new level, without ever jeopardizing my voice, which I appreciated very much. He understood the novel immediately and worked hard to bring out the best of it and smooth out the rough patches. The line editing was perfect. Sentences and dialogues were transformed fabulously.”