I worked for a publisher for three years, and now, I can help you! These services are designed especially for new authors and small publishers. They also make great gifts for authors. Reviews can be found here. I am a member of Freelancers Union.
Submitting an inquiry is not binding in any way, and I will almost always require additional information before we decide if we are a good fit for one another. My ultimate goal is to build a great relationship with you and your work in order to achieve the best product possible.
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Don’t know what type of editor do you need? Don’t worry! I give suggestions in my free samples, which you can request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Until then, watch What’s the Difference Between Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading on YouTube.
Content Editing/Developmental Editing ($3 per 1,000 words)
Ex. 80,000 words = $240.00
- Sample edit provided upon request
- Establishes content and provides advice on various topics, including but not limited to weak characters, interesting opening, repetitive phrases, believable setting, vague descriptions, voice, and more.
- Provides notes throughout novel as well as a secondary sheet for in-depth analysis.
- On a side note, while I always give specific recommendations and offer possible changes, I am not a ghost writer. I will not rewrite the novel for you. My job is to give you the best advice possible, so that you and I – as a team – can make your product the best product possible. I will not take your work and make it mine, and/or change anything without your permission. The last say is always yours.
Copy Editing/Line Editing ($4 per 1,000 words)
Ex. 80,000 words = $320.00
- Sample edit provided upon request
- Focuses on grammar, tense, syntax, and misspellings.
- I will also ask you for your preferences, such as if you prefer t-shirt over T-shirt, and I will provide a sheet that includes all of your style preferences so you can use it during a sequel and provide it to your proofreader.
Proofreading ($2 per 1,000 words + shipping if physical copy is included)
Ex. 80,000 words = $160.00
- Proofreading is provided after a manuscript has already been copyedited. I will review all work to see if a copyeditor went through it before agreeing to be a proofreader. Generally, I ask for the copyeditor’s website and/or contact information as well.
- This is the final stage of editing. I prefer to receive a hardcopy to work on – a standard for industry proofreading – but I can work electronically if need be. Shipping is added to final cost of edit, but it hardly goes over $10.00. If you don’t want to ship, but you want me to work on a hardcopy, I can also print it myself at the local FedEx store, but again, the cost will be added, and I have found printing it costs more than shipping it.
- On a side note, I can help you find a formatter for publication as well, at no additional cost.
Write a Synopsis or Back Blurb, Comes with Marketing Ideas
$150 alone, $75 when paired with an editing service
- Once I read your work, I will provide a marketable back blurb or synopsis based on desired length.
- I will also keep track of marketable quotes found in your story. You can use these as the one-liner on the front cover, for teasers/excerpts, and/or for marketing purposes, such as Goodreads’ quotes and more. Notes for ideas will be provided.
- Other marketing ideas will be included, ex. custom hashtags, fandom names, one-liners for photos, etc.
Ghostwriting Articles (& Managing Websites/Blogs)
$25-75 per article, Optional Monthly Management for $25.00
Cost varies depending on amount of research needed, due dates, and if topics, SEO terms, and/or photos are provided. Ex. If topics, SEO terms, and photos are provided, it is $25 per 350-word article, but if you have a blog with no direction, it’ll be higher due to marketing ideas, research, and creation of focus. In regards to posting, I can send you articles with notes for you to post, or you can give me access to your website for me to post. Depending on access, I can also respond to comments and/or manage blog (update links, pictures, add pages, etc.) for an additional monthly fee of $25.00. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions about what your project would cost.
Social Media Advice ($50)
- Analyze a social media platform, including website, blog, Facebook, Twitter and others.
- Provide report with specific improvement recommendations to optimize and enhance content, aesthetics, visibility, and reader participation. Includes one free photo of your choice (ex. Facebook cover).
Virtual Assistant Work: ($150 for content per month, $50 posting fee)
- Create content for Facebook and/or Twitter pages for one month.
- Posts will include themes, articles, photos, statuses, and more relating to your page.
- If posting, I will engage with comments if requested.
- Variations can be made based on user’s interests and needs.
- I can also run Rafflecopters and other giveaways.
Images, Advertisement, and Digital Support ($50 – 85, depending on amount ordered)
- Develop a customized visual improvement for the requestor.
- Options include a 3-D book image, Facebook cover art, the development of promotional ads, etc.
Publishing Consulting: ($75)
- Need to find a publisher? Need to find cover artists, formatters, or agents? I can help you find the best team that suits your needs.
- If you’re self-publishing, we can structure your business plan, including if you need a (new) cover, correlate affordable cover artists, analyze your editing needs, and/or recommend additional social media help. We can even create a launching schedule.
- Research the best possible option based on your publishing goals, novel, and lifestyle.
- Identify a list of publishers, both small press and traditional, as well as agents if needed.
Personal Assistant: Requesting reviews and interviews
10 requests for $50, 20 requests for $70, 50 requests for $100
- Identify and email bloggers and reviewers that appear to have interest in your genre.
- Only focus on bloggers with active content, frequent/noteworthy reviews (including top Amazon reviewers), and those posting positive reviews for similar materials.
- Develop and send individual (not in bulk), personalized review requests.
- At requestor’s option, add request for interviews to bloggers being contacted.
- Coordinate the distribution of eBooks or printed copies to reviewers.
- Provide copy of email list to requestor for follow-ups as desired.
Caveats: Responses not guaranteed; review quantity/rating not controlled. These are honest reviews. I follow all rules regarding Amazon’s rating program, as well as Goodreads.