THE ARTFUL EDITOR is a book editing company in Los Angeles, California. We help writers improve and polish their books for publication. Whether you're self-publishing or submitting your novel or nonfiction manuscript to agents and publishers, we'll guide you every step of the way until you get into print. We also edit for publishers, literary agents, businesses, and organizations.

Our editorial team includes developmental editors, copyeditors, proofreaders, book coaches, ghostwriters, and copywriters. We've edited in-house or freelanced for New York publishing houses such as Simon & Schuster, Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and HarperCollins; university presses; and small presses. Several of us are published authors, and a few of us have worked or interned at literary agencies.


We have specialists in every genre, including literary fiction, thriller & crime, mystery & suspense, horror, science fiction, fantasy, weird tales, historical fiction, women's fiction, romance, short stories, young adult novels, middle grade novels, children's picture books, graphic novels/comics, poetry, creative nonfiction, memoir, self-help, travel, art & film, business & entrepreneurship, science, history, philosophy, religion, cookbooks, and more.

We schedule projects two to three months in advance, so reserve your editor today!

Our Authors Have...

Been offered agent representation and/or found a publisher

Become Amazon best-selling authors

Received multiple five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads

Won the IPPY Bronze Award in fiction

Been interviewed on TV news, radio, and podcasts

Had their books reviewed or featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, People Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Daily MailGlamourSF Weekly, and Hollywood Reporter

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