About Book Helpline

Many authors want to self-publish and realize they need the editorial process to set themselves apart from other self-publishing writers. Other authors are planning to present their work to an agent or publisher and want to turn up with the best possible book. Are you in a similar position?

Book Helpline works with you by providing feedback and guidance to help you make your book a success. Not only do we tell you what could be improved, we’ll also give suggestions on how to do so. And of course we’ll tell you what is already very good. We hope to inspire you and help you in getting a great final draft!

We offer a full editorial service, so once your final revisions are done, we’ll copy edit and proofread it for you so it will be ready to be published.

We’re approachable and friendly and always willing to go the extra mile. The turnaround time for most projects is 21 days. We’re happy to help you choose a cover or give feedback on your synopsis, query letter, or back-of-the-book blurb.

Book Helpline is registered in the Netherlands (company number 58495452). The founder and senior editor is Judith Henstra. Book Helpline also has a small team of experienced freelance editors.

We’ve edited a wide variety of publications. These include fiction and non-fiction as well as memoirs and short stories. A selection of these publications can be found under Edited Books.


If you have any questions, want to upload your manuscript, or just like to tell us about your book, we’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the form below, email info@bookhelpline.com, or call (213) 325-5115.