Services

I have worked in publishing since 2007, in publicity and marketing since 2012, and I began working as a librarian this year. 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. 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 shannonathompson@aol.com 

Don’t know what type of editor you need? Don’t worry! I give suggestions in my free samples, which you can request at shannonathompson@aol.com. I also leave the final decision up the author. Meaning, I might suggest a content edit before a copy edit, but if you only want a copy edit, that’s fine too.

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.
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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.

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.  

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Published books I’ve worked with.

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53 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.
        ~SAT

    • 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.
        ~SAT

  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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