I have worked in publishing since 2007 and in publicity and marketing since 2012. I’m passionate about reading, writing, and publishing, and I love to help authors. These services are designed for querying writers, self-publishing authors, and small publishers. They also make great gifts. Reviews can be found here.

Submitting an inquiry is not binding in any way, and I will 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.

I provide free editing samples and estimations. 

Email me at 

Don’t know what type of editor you need? Don’t worry! I give suggestions in my free samples, which you can request at Until then, watch What’s the Difference Between Developmental Editing, Copy Editing, and Proofreading on YouTube.

Content Editing/Developmental Editing ($4 per 1,000 words)  

Ex. 80,000 words = $320.00

  • Sample edit provided.
  • 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.
  • Everything is recorded with Microsoft Track Changes.
  • Stylistic Sheet provided.
  • If you have any questions after the edit, you’re always welcome to ask me anything.

Copy Editing/Line Editing ($5 per 1,000 words)

 Ex. 80,000 words = $400.00

  • Sample edit provided.
  • Focuses on grammar, tense, syntax, and misspellings.
  • Stylistic Sheet provided: I will 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. That way, you can provide it to your proofreader and/or use it during a sequel.
  • Everything is recorded with Microsoft Track Changes.
  • While I will make notes if I see incorrect formatting (such as your paragraph indentions are uneven throughout your work), copyediting is not formatting.
  • Always hire a formatter and proofreader after a copyedit.
  • The last say is always yours.
  • If you have any questions after the edit, you’re always welcome to ask me anything.

Write a Synopsis or Back Blurb + Marketing Ideas

$150 alone, $75 when paired with an editing service

  • This is designed for self-publishing authors and/or small publishers.
  • Once I read your work (novel, short story, etc.), 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.

Social Media Package ($50)

  • Analyze a social media platform, including website, blog, Facebook, Twitter and others.
  • I will create a brand for you, if you do not already have one.
  • 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).
  • I will also provide an example month’s worth of posting.

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 you are posting, I will create a posting calendar to help you stay on track.
  • If I am 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 ($50-100, costs depend 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.
  • I can even create event/sales ideas for you!
  • All images can be made to fit on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

The image on the left is designed for Instagram. The image on the right is a Facebook cover. It includes logos, days, hashtags, and more. These pictures were designed for Month9Books.


On the left, we have an Instagram-sized image, complete with a review and logos.


Want photos that help you share your awesome reviews? Here’s one I create for Laugh Riot Press.

Personal Assistant: Requesting reviews and interviews

10 requests for $50, 20 requests for $70, 50 requests for $100

You will get access to everyone I talk to, unlike most blog tour services. This is because I want you to build relationships with readers, rather than depend on only on my services to reach your fans.

  • 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.  

Most recent books I've worked with.

Published books I’ve worked with.


51 Responses to “Services”

  1. Topaz September 19, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Very helpful; thanks so much for the tips and tricks!

  2. beautyfromwithin2out February 15, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    Love your tips here Shannon. I joined a writer’s club this month, and am sure to come back to your tips, as I get into writing more stories and less memoirs. Bless you for sharing them with us.

    • Shannon A Thompson February 16, 2014 at 12:23 am #

      I am so grateful for your comment, and I hope they help you with what you need 🙂 Best of luck with your writing.

  3. Dr Rupert Harker December 30, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    Do you assist in any genre?
    I write paranormal crime comedy and YA sci fi comedy.

    • Dr Rupert Harker December 30, 2014 at 3:47 am #

      Also, would it matter that I am in the Uk?

      • Shannon A Thompson December 30, 2014 at 4:13 am #

        UK is no problem at all! Everything is done through PayPal.

    • Shannon A Thompson December 30, 2014 at 4:12 am #

      Any genre! I’ve worked with both YA sci-fi and paranormal crime comedy, believe it or not. I’d be happy to chat with you about your work! ~SAT

      • Dr Rupert Harker December 30, 2014 at 4:23 am #

        Nice one. I`’ll be in touch when I`m ready to publish.
        I`m touting for beta readers next.

      • Shannon A Thompson December 30, 2014 at 4:28 am #

        Sounds great! I love connecting readers with authors.

  4. jmdavisauthor March 15, 2015 at 8:59 am #

    I’m really glad I checked out your blog. I look forward to reading your posts.

  5. Susannah Ailene Martin March 16, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    I’ll keep you in mind for when I finish editing my book.

  6. Dan Alatorre AUTHOR September 2, 2015 at 7:29 am #

    Pretty impressive!

  7. Zanele Roseline Radebe June 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    Hello I’m a author working on this three books, Experimental, poems, and motivational book.being searching for a publisher so am not sure if I went to a right person

  8. lynettedavis August 22, 2017 at 5:07 pm #

    Shannon, Do you work with memoirs?


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