SERVICES AND RATES
Editing, book formatting, story development, self-publishing coaching, ghostwriting, professional journal articles, dissertations, executive proposals, author platforms…name it, I’m there for you.
Manuscript editing – My experience includes editing fiction, nonfiction and poetry; children’s books, YA, fantasy, romance, mystery, anthropology, true crime, law, sports, self-help, health, cooking, faith, history, business, music, movies and more. This versatility translates into polishing your book to be the best it can be, whether you want to self-publish it or pitch an agent or small press.
Self-publishing coaching includes helping authors (especially newbies) navigate their way around the DIY world of publishing, empowering them to have pretty much full control over their literary destinies. I’m able to get through all the noise because authors feel relaxed while talking to me about their projects. Your book is your baby and as an author myself, I understand exactly what you need.
Book formatting includes making sure all the “housekeeping” items are done and in place (front matter/back matter, including copyright page, dedication, bio, etc.); creating a style sheet to handle how your text looks; and finally implementing the it to format the manuscript. Formatting is done for paperback and ebook formats. This is the last step before uploading your book, if you are self-publishing.
Ghostwriting also requires someone who is an excellent listener. I go beyond that and actually “hear” you telling me your story so we can turn your ideas into an engaging and amazing book that is unmistakably in your voice.
Your project can be quoted either way:
By the hour
COPY EDITING @ $40/hr.
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING @ $45/hr.
AUTHOR PLATFORM COACHING @ $45/hr.
FLAT RATE – By the project
COPY EDITING – Flat rate is determined after examining at least one (1) chapter to see the extent of the edits needed. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS ASSESSMENT. Please send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING – Same as above.
BOOK FORMATTING @ $99/up to 80K words/paperback; $99/up to 80K words/ebook. Beyond 80K words, rates scale accordingly.
MANUSCRIPT UPLOADING (Amazon KDP, other) @ $99/paperback; $99/ebook
“Debbie was simply awesome on content and incredibly quick to respond. It was a joy to work with her.”Alessandra DeBlasio, “Let Justice Be Done”