(Note: We also offer Paperback and Ebook 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 and paperback formatting 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.


Victoria Twead, for some reason best known to herself, hides behind her ‘old fool’ soubriquet when in fact she is the most professional ebook publisher you could wish for. Most of my 25 or so books have been first published conventionally, but now we must embrace the e-reader, and the best way to do it is through Victoria and Ant Press.

Gordon Thorburn
Paradise Restored and the Good Life Survived