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Textbook editing for the serious academic ensures your curriculum or educational work is coherent, accurate, and professional.

A textbook is a nonfiction book used to teach a specific subject. Everyone from elementary schoolchildren to graduate students use textbooks.

How to write a textbook

Experts write textbooks, often in collaboration with other colleagues. Many textbooks are subject to special curriculum standards.

Textbooks cover a wide variety of topics and have many different styles. They can be a thousand pages or thirty. While they don’t have any set page limits, textbooks tend to be longer than most other types of books.

To write a textbook, you should approach an agent or publisher with a proposal before you begin the book. Publishing a textbook takes a long time. It can take several years to move from the initial pitch to the finished product.

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Textbook Editing

The main way textbooks differ from other written materials is the length. They can be more than a thousand pages long. They are often written in collaboration. This can lead to trouble creating a standard structure and tone. Elite Editing will go over every page of your textbook to make sure it is correct, concise, and cohesive.

Our textbook editing services include the following:

  • A review of all materials for punctuation, grammar, syntax, and spelling
  • An evaluation of all sections of the textbook for cohesion of structure and style
  • A check of all visual elements for clarity and design
  • An overview of all citations and references

Textbook writing will be easier with the help of Elite Editing.


1. Greg Mankiw, On Textbook Writing

2. David A. Rees, Southern Utah University, “So, You Want to Write a Textbook: One Author’s Experience”