Turtl-E Book Editing: The editing choice of every author

Welcome to Turtl-E Book Editing by 1-Hour Proofreading!

We heard you! We know that writing a book is not an easy process. And oftentimes, the quality of a good story or document suffers because of poor proofreading, or no proofreading at all, as a result of the high cost of hiring such a service. We at 1-Hour Proofreading strive to support all book writers by offering our copyediting and proofreading services at cost!

Turtl-E Book Editing, or Turtl-E is our answer to the problem of challenging access to professional proofreading services owing to exorbitant costs that most authors from all over the world dread! Turt-E is a new tier of 1-Hour Proofreading designed to cater to the needs of published, self-published, indie, and aspiring book writers.

1-Hour Proofreading aims to take the worry and pressure off writers and businesses that need professional and high-quality editing services. Our editors, who have years of editing experience and diverse backgrounds, are equipped to handle any kind of document. It is our commitment to quality and timeliness that makes us the ideal choice for people who have less time on their hands but still need to present superb work.

At Turtl-E by 1-Hour Proofreading, we care for every author, and we strive to be a part of your journey to having your manuscript successfully published. Select from the following tiers the one that best fits your book project:

Strictly 30,000 to 50,000 words
15 days’ turnaround time

Strictly 50,000 to 80,000 words
20 days’ turnaround time

Strictly 80,000 to 120,000 words
25 days’ turnaround time

120,000 words and more
Minimum 30 days’ turnaround time

At 1-Hour Proofrediting, we guarantee that you can publish your books on time without poking a hole in your pocket through our Turtl-E service. Your success is our success, and this is how you can take advantage of this good offer:

  • Your book must have no less than 30,000 words or approximately 100 pages.
  • We will sample 900 words, or 3 pages, for every book with a valid word count.
  • Review and reedits are FREE up to a 2nd time within a 30-day period after delivery.
  • There are 3 tiers to choose from, depending on the volume of your book.
  • Rates start at USD 499.00.
  • Turnaround time is at least 15 days or longer.

All manuscripts undergo a thorough yet noninvasive copyediting and proofreading, mainly focusing on story construction, structure, and consistency. After editing, all manuscripts go through one-time quality assurance.

Privacy and Copyright

1-Hour Proofreading respects the privacy of our clients and the confidentiality of their documents. Only our editors have access to all documents submitted to ensure that no material in our care will be reprinted, sold, or redistributed in any way. The copyright for all documents we worked on will remain with the client. Please review our Copyright Policy for more information.

Disclaimer on Quality Assurance:

We do not guarantee that our editors will not miss anything. However, manuscripts undergo one-time quality assurance, where our lead editor spot-checks the document and makes on-the-spot corrections. Further, we offer a more thorough quality assurance as an add-on service, where you can have one more reviewer dive into your document to ensure impeccable quality--the more fresh pairs of eyes, the better the quality, so to speak.


Any contact or personal information given to us will not be used for any purpose other than professional correspondence between us and the client. We will delete your documents from our folders within three months. Any payment information is kept secured as well.


Book Editing, Any Day, Anytime!

Unlike in 1-Hour Proofreading's rushed services, you may submit a Turtl-E project any day and at any time without a surcharge. However, Turtl-E Book Editing services are designed for manuscripts with a word count of not less than 30,000. Also, since Turtl-E has a longer turnaround time, orders cannot be rushed, because the service involves more delicate editing that focuses on manuscript construction, structure, and consistency in addition to copyediting and/or proofreading. Turtl-E has been created to cater to the needs of all aspiring and experienced authors, traditionally published or self-published.



Sometimes, no matter how much we pore over our own writing, we fail to spot our mistakes, probably because oftentimes we read what we believe we wrote instead of what we actually wrote. Our copy editors will review your manuscript with a fresh pair of eyes. A second pass over your manuscript is definitely recommended to make it ready for publishing. Our experienced team can edit manuscripts of all genres, from fiction, nonfiction, thriller, erotica, horror, fantasy, romance, to young adult, poetry, religious, and academic, among others.

Value-Added Add-On: Manuscript Critique

To distinguish ourselves from our competitors, we include manuscript critique to your Turtl-E package. A manuscript critique is a review where we evaluate how well your manuscript is written in terms of structure, style, and grammar. Our reviewer may give suggestions on how you can create more impact in certain parts of your manuscript. As professional editors, we only provide recommendations based on best practices and industry-recognized standards. You are not required to adopt or apply the recommended changes if you feel that your manuscript does not need them.
We make sure that the critique is constructive and productive and in no way demeans your work.


Submit your manuscript

Describe your book project to us by providing the word count of your document and indicating the service tier it falls on. Specify the style guide you want us to follow, be it Chicago, Oxford, APA, or Harvard, or any personal style preference.
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Editors at work

Allow us to review your document and the type of service you need to obtain excellent results. Our goal is to help you give your manuscript the best quality and form without being invasive of your writing style or voice.
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Expect on-time delivery

Sit back and relax while we work on your manuscript, and expect it to be returned to you after a minimum 15 days from the date of submission.
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Whether you're a traditionally published or self-published writer or just starting out as an author, we are here for you!


1-Hour Proofreading is Migrating to a New Platform

Hi! We at 1-Hour Proofreading are excited to announce that we have a new platform that will improve your user experience. With our new line of services, we hope that you will continuously entrust 1-Hour Proofreading with your manuscripts.

The new platform will fully take over effective January 6, 2020. We will redirect the old 1hourproofreading.com to the new domain onehourproofreading.com. The old website will then be archived. Your documents were already purged, so there is no way you can retrieve them even from the archive, but you may still access your order history.

In this regard, we invite you to register to the new website onehourproofreading.com/login, or we can automatically register you, but you still have to verify your account and create your own password within 24 hours before you can make new orders.


We have given 1HP a new look in some areas:

  1. Fresh Look!
    • Better-looking registration/log-in page: We just made it simpler.

    • Wallet view: You may now see the details of your Wallet.

    • Projects view: We changed the Orders to Projects; you'll understand why when we release the rest of the new features!

    • Projects list filter: You may now easily see the projects that you submitted and those that were completed.

    • Easy access to your Wallet to pay for your orders.

    • Simplified payment button: No need to wonder if your payment from your Wallet went through. We have simplified the payment button label to avoid confusion. You may still pay through credit card or PayPal if you don’t have Wallet credits.

    • 1HP Wallet credits: You may purchase Wallet credits together with an order. Sorry but Wallet credits are not for sale as a stand-alone product.Once you buy a Wallet, it will automatically be available for your consumption, and you may just replenish it whenever you need to.

    • One document per order so you can easily plan your deadlines.

    • Download the link to your edited documents: Once your edited project has been delivered, the access link will also appear on your dashboard and will be available for 30 days so you don’t have to browse through your e-mail when you need it. Just remember that we purge all files submitted to us and delivered by us 30 days after delivery. You are responsible for saving your documents on your own cloud or local directory.

  2. Useful FAQs!
    • Visit our FAQ page.

  3. New Services!

      We would like to introduce to you our new line of services at 1-Hour Proofreading. However, these services are specialized and are offered only for large-volume projects.

    • Turtl-Editing - Welcome to Turtl-Editing, or Turtl-E, our answer to the problem of challenging access to professional proofreading services due to costs most authors from all over the world experience. Turtl-E will be available effective December 24, 2020. Unlike 1-HP rushed services, Turtl-E services are designed for manuscripts with a word count of not less than 30,000. Turtl-E also has a slower turnaround time and orders cannot be rushed. This is because the service involves more delicate editing that focuses on manuscript construction, structure, and consistency in addition to copyediting and/or proofreading. Turtl-E has been created to cater to the needs of all aspiring and experienced authors, traditionally published or self-published. E-mail us if you have questions.

    • Quick-E - Welcome to Quick-Edit, or Quick-E, our answer to the need for short text editing that takes less than an hour! Quick-E is a mobile app that is available on Google Store. We are still working on its iOS version. The Quick-E platform may not look handsome yet, but we are also working on that. Right now, we are focused on making 1HP services available to all of you who have less than 150 words that you want to post as comments or short messages or even a line or sentence from your paragraph that you want to improve. Quick-E by ExpertHus is now available for download in Google Store.

    • Educational Editing, or Ed-E, is a special editing-learning service primarily focused on the hows and whys and not the “what was changed” in your document. It is designed to “educate” writers, improve their writing skills, and turn them into powerful writers. Although we will correct certain grammar issues, we will mostly make comments to explain why a change needed to be made and back it with references if necessary. This service primary aims to capture the ESL audience. We will offer it in 3 tiers, with details to be announced when we are ready to launch it. We target to make Ed-E available by March 2020.

    • Resume Editing, or Resum-E, is also a specialized service that involves editing your resumes and curriculum vitaes and more. With the Resum-E service, we aim to help job seekers improve their profiles and make their resumes more appealing to job hunters. We target to launch Resum-E by June 2020. More information will be provided close to its launching.

    • Book covers and chapter sketches: to make a full package of book editing.

  4. More useful features to be added in the succeeding months. We’ll keep you posted!

  5. Suggestion Page

      Do you want to request any features? Use the contact form to provide your suggestions! We do not promise to implement them all, but we will look into whether they are feasible and align with our values and vision.

We look forward to seeing you at our new home, onehourproofreading.com!

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