What We Do

Affordable, quality editing and proofreading services for new and established authors.

Online Book Services has established itself as an affordable and reliable editing service for both fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. By offering quality and on-time editing, we have built a reputation with both first-time authors wanting to self-publish their manuscript, and established authors looking to improve the quality of their work. We have done this by building a one-to-one relationship between the author and the editor and engaging the author throughout the process. We offer a no-strings, free sample edit for all new authors.

In addition to our editing services, we offer:
Formatting
Blurbs
Synopses
Author Pages
Ghost Writing
Query Letter 
Book Cover Design
Book Video Trailers
Author Website Building/Management
Arrange Book Signing Venues & Media Coverage


For details of the full services we offer and package prices, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

N.B. onlinebookservices.co.uk has no connection with and has never been associated with Mazzaroth Publishing, a vanity publishing company owned by Mike Sims.



Who We Are

Dave & Debs Arden, Editors and founders of Online Book Services.

Dave

After following the advice of Mark Twain, by not letting my schooling interfere with my education, after leaving college I embarked on a career in the Civil Service working for the MoD. A discipline in accuracy in what I did was a good grounding for my future career editing manuscripts. Over twenty-five years in sales and marketing, selling to the security printing industry, and a further ten selling software testing services, honed my skills further. Accuracy and clarity is essential in both cases.

Frustration with having to read numerous novels with appalling errors in them inspired the setting up Online Book Services. The skills I developed in my previous occupations have proven invaluable, but editing requires one to develop additional traits. It's a fantastic learning opportunity. Any manuscript that comes before you has certain elements based on fact, whether it be a reference to a brand name, a piece of pop culture, a work of art, or a reference to another novel or a song. Researching such things has proven to be an education in itself. The fact I get to read great, riveting thrillers is clearly a major bonus to thoroughly enjoying what I'm now doing.

Debs

I am the co-founder of Online Book Services with my husband, Dave, and enjoy working closely with authors to help them achieve their full potential.

I earned two degrees at the University of Augsburg, Germany, for which I studied English Language, English Literature, and Journalism. I excelled in all subjects, achieving the highest grades. I am bi-lingual, speaking and writing both English and German fluently.

I am happy to have this opportunity to assist others in reaching their goals to become competent, published authors, and hope that each and every one of you enjoys reading their books and appreciates their extraordinary talents.