(Note: We also offer Ebook Formatting and Conversion, Paperback Formatting and Cover Design services.)

Maybe you need help to polish your manuscript?

Maybe you need a professionally written synopsis and author biography?

Most authors struggle to edit and proofread their own writing in order to produce a professional manuscript suitable for self-publishing. Badly written material will earn you scathing reviews from readers, however good your story is.

With this in mind, Ant Press can now offer a brand-new service.

Send us your manuscript as a Word document, and we will recommend the services you require from developmental editing, copyediting and proofreading services, to the writing of a synopsis or author biography. Our editorial professionals are skilled editors who have taken numerous authors to bestseller status.


How long will it take?

We aim to give you a proposal within 2 weeks of receiving your manuscript.

How much does this service cost?

Pricing is customised, dependent on the length and content of your manuscript and the amount of work we believe it requires.

Can you prepare the book for final publication?

Yes, we can format for ebook and paperback publishing platforms. Please see our ebook formatting and paperback conversion services.

How much does it cost to make changes later?

There will be no charge for the first three minor changes made within two weeks of your approval of the text.

After that, each change will cost $15 USD, or £10, or 12 euros, or $16 AUD.

How do I pay?

Paypal is acceptable. Or direct bank deposit.

What do you need?

Your formatter will require a single Word document with the book’s title and author.

Any preface, introduction, forward, dedication, epilogue, etc. should be clearly marked.

Your chapters should be clearly separated.

Scene breaks should be marked by three or more asterisks.

Blank lines should be deleted between paragraphs.

If your editor is not clear about any issue, he/she will contact you and ask.

How do I apply?

Contact us via the form below. We will invite you to send us the opening chapters of your book, after which we will confirm the price. If you would then like to go ahead, please reply attaching your full Word document.


Having had my first book published by a major NYC, I didn’t know what to expect when working with Victoria Twead and Ant Press, her small indie outfit.

What a revelation! She responds quickly, kindly, patiently, and accurately, and she’s a whiz at promotion and marketing. Six beta readers proofed my final manuscript. Within 24 hours of the eBook being available for pre-order, my memoir, Midwife: A Calling, was #1 in two of Amazon’s categories of similar content, and #5 in a third.

Best of all, from my perspective, was Victoria’s ability to calm my meltdown when facing computer and technology issues. She finally said, “I’ll do it for you. Just give me your password.” I did, and she did, and I slept soundly.

I’ll be writing at least two more books, and I’ll definitely use Ant Press again and again.

Peggy Vincent
Midwife: A Calling