The goal of Earl Grey Editing is to help you improve your writing, no matter what level you’re at. To that end, we offer a number of different services:

Substantive Editing

Substantive editing looks at your work in terms of the bigger picture. It involves checking style, structure, content and clarity. Substantive editing will ensure your writing flows and is consistent.

Copy Editing

Copy Editing primarily focuses on language and involves checking grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence construction.

Proof Reading

Proof reading is a final check a manuscript must undergo before publication to make sure no errors have been missed. A new pair of eyes can be crucial at this stage.

Manuscript Assessments

If you are unsure of what you need or are simply looking to build some confidence, Earl Grey Editing also provides manuscript assessments. We will give you an honest appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript as well as suggestions regarding what to do next.


Because each manuscript is unique and will require vastly different amounts of time and effort, there are no rates listed on this site. Instead, each case is appraised individually so we can be sure we’re not wasting your time or your money. If you would like a quote, or if you have any other questions, please contact us at and we shall get back to you as soon as possible.