It’s official: you’re writing your manuscript. You know you need an editor. An experienced editor. An editor who can help in more ways than one. The book editing team at SRD Editing Services located in Orlando, Florida, is ready to help.
SRD Editing Services: Helping dreams become books
Fiction & Nonfiction Editing. Book Coaching. Proofreading.
Whether you’ve written a summary and an outline or a full manuscript, whether you’ve focused on a specific genre, whether you’re telling your history or personal advice: finding an editor for your book is a vital step in your process to publication.
Editors Are Manuscripts' Best Friends
An editor should bring to your manuscript: A fresh set of experienced eyes, knowledge of publishing, and a true talent for storytelling. Every manuscript needs friends to help it pass “good” and reach “masterpiece.”
Book editors are valuable at multiple stages in the drafting process. From conception to release day, your manuscript can always use a friend.
At SRD Editing Services, we aim to be the best book editors you’ve ever worked with.
Self-Publishing & Traditional Publishing Book Editing
The world of publishing is more complicated and exciting than ever. Authors have the choice between pursuing traditional publishing (with an agent or publishing company) and self-publishing options (which might include hybrid or vanity publishing.)
We work with all writers, no matter which publishing path is right for them. As editors for traditionally published authors, we know that agents and publishers have high standards. As editors for self-publishing authors, we understand the unique needs and stresses that come with publishing your own materials. We offer advice and support services as editors for book publishing, no matter how that book reaches its market.
Academic Line Editing (APA 7th edition)
Graduate students and professional academics have their own unique needs. Academic writers need to find an editor who understands submission guidelines and requirements and the specific details of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition).
Prepare your thesis, dissertation, academic essay, or journal article with academic line editing from SRD Editing Services.
Editing Services in Orlando, Florida. Serving Central Florida Since 2018
Located in Orlando, Florida, our editors may be available to meet in person with nearby authors in the Central Florida area. For writers who live farther away, you may be able to arrange to meet virtually if necessary. If you need to find a book editor who will work with your unique situation, just ask, and we’ll see if we can accommodate.
Cortni Merritt, MA, Editor at SRD Editing Services
A writer, reader, and poet from childhood, I love a well-told story. After obtaining a BS in psychology, I worked in marketing and sales before returning to complete a BA and an MA in English literature, along with a graduate certificate in publishing and editing.
For more than a decade, I’ve been a freelance writer and literary editor with individuals and companies around the world, and although I’d like to say I’ve seen it all, I read something new every day.
I founded SRD Editing Services in 2018, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, and proud to focus our work on Florida-based authors.
Testimonials from Clients
Dedicated Professional Book Editors
As a professional book editor, I’ve scaled mountains of manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), and traversed thousands of pages of business documents and websites, touching on innumerable topics and industries. In dark hours, I’ve researched countless subjects in order to become educated before the sunrise, and I thoroughly enjoy the learning experience I receive with every project. I find true joy in editing books for writers.
Located in Orlando, Florida, I am available to meet with nearby writers in person, and with long-distance writers using a variety of digital tools. No matter where you are in the world, I’ll be ready when you need.
As SRD Editing Services grows, I am building a team of other professional book editors who want nothing more than to deliver the best results we can to help turn your dream into a printed or digital book. Working with any member of my team means that you’re working with professionals who want to help you deliver your best product and artwork to the world.
Professional Editing Memberships & Associations
Discounts for Editing Services
15% off for Repeat Clients
Editors at SRD Editing Service love working with repeat clients! Whether you return at a later step in the same manuscript or with an entirely new manuscript, we extend a 15% discount as a “thank you” for your repeat business.
15% Discount for Bulk Proofreading
Are you a writer who publishes frequently online, either in a series, short stories, or standalone pieces? Some writers with a frequent publishing schedule are looking for bulk rates on proofreading for fiction or nonfiction series, blogs, or other ongoing publications. Our editors are happy to extend a discounted rate to authors publishing on an ongoing basis.
10% off for University of Central Florida and Florida State Alumni
Founder and lead editor Cortni Merritt is a proud alumnus of the University of Central Florida (BA English literature, 2012) and Florida State University (MA English literature, 2014). To show support for our fellow Knights and ’Noles, we offer a 10% discount for fellow alumni or current students at either of these amazing Florida schools!
We do ask for verification of your graduation or current enrollment. Ask for details!
The SRD Editing Services Process
Our team has created comprehensive, streamlined processes for each service that we offer. We use MS Word and its built-in Track Changes feature, as well as margin comments to perform all beta readings and sensitivity readings, editing services, and proofreading. We have a standardized invoicing process, allow for flexible milestone payments, and provide an editorial letter with each project, to summarize the final thoughts and address any lingering concerns or questions. Plus, your editor will provide you with tips and resources no matter whether you’re planning to publish traditionally or self-publish.
Find out more about the Onboarding Process and Payment Options
SRD Editing Services Policies
The team at SRD Editing Services values confidentiality and professionalism. For every client, our standard policy is to specify the terms of service a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) and a standard freelancer contract. Although we are fully professional editors for book publishing who aim to satisfy every client’s needs, we know there are rare times when a refund is the most satisfactory for everyone, which is why we’ve standardized and publicized our refund policy.
Find out more about the Contract Terms, NDA, and Refund Policies.
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