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Let's Get Started Editing Your Book5 Easy Steps   

 

To begin working with new authors, we require you to send us ten pages of your manuscript, double spaced, 12 pt font, in MS Word format.

We will review your material to better understand how we can help you. We provide a full professional edit of the sample. This way you will have an idea of how we edit and can make a decision about whether or not to work with us.



The next step is to schedule an online meeting or a phone call. We want some time, usually forty-five minutes to an hour, so we can get to know each other. We will listen to you describe your work, your needs for editing, and your plans for publication. We will also briefly explain our editing process. 

 

After this meeting, we will email you a Proposal/Agreement. 

This document outlines our scope of services, expectations, the timeline for the project, and our fees.  It serves as the professional contract to work with us. 

 

When the Proposal/Agreement is signed, we will schedule another meeting preferably on Zoom. We will share our screen with you and go over the MS Word editing program we use, so you will be comfortable using it for our collaboration.

 

Editing BEGINS! 

You will email us the number of chapters of your manuscript we have requested, and we get to work! 

 

Editing Services We ProvideWhat Do YOU Need?

 

Proofreading

Proofreading is the simplest form of editing. You can expect spelling and simple grammatical errors to be corrected.

 

Fee: three cents per word

 

 

Line Editing

A level up from proofreading, this level of editing will catch flaws in logic or flow, character inconsistencies, point-of-view issues, structural issues, etc.

 

Fee: five cents per word

 

 

Developmental Editing 

This level of editing ensures both proofreading and line editing are done, plus we take on issues such as pace and narrative stagnation, character development, stilted dialog, and much more. Chapters may be reorganized, sections may be cut, or you may be asked to expand in some areas. Suggested rewrites are made where appropriate. (All changes are always subject to your  approval.)

A preliminary reading is done, then the full manuscript is edited twice. The final review of the manuscript is done after you have made changes, which means your manuscript is reviewed four times in the Developmental Editing process.

Fee: six cents per word

Book Interior Design/Formatting

Now that your manuscript is edited, and you are ready to publish, it's time to make it look like a book. We can design and format the interior, create your book cover, and provide the correct file formats for both eBooks and books in print. 

We will make your fiction, non-fiction, short books, and eBooks look professional, resulting in more potential sales for you. 

Fees: $300 to $3,000+ 

We will give you a price quote after reviewing your manuscript and after our initial meeting. 

 

Book Cover Design

Finding the right cover designer can feel like magic for your book. A great designer will listen to your ideas, and then craft a cover that's like a visual spotlight for your story.

 

Here's what to look for:

Know-how for all genres: Whether you're writing a heart-melting romance or a thrilling mystery, the designer should have experience creating covers that resonate with your genre's readers. They'll know the right mix of images, fonts, and colors to grab readers in that specific category.

 

There are slight differences between print and ebook covers. A print cover might need to be a bit more detailed to hold its own on a shelf, while an ebook cover might need to be clear and eye-catching even when shrunk down on a phone screen. A good designer will be a whiz at both!

 

Collaboration is key: The best cover designs are a meeting of the minds between you and the designer. Look for someone who asks questions about your story, target audience, and vision for the cover. They will be happy to revise the design based on your feedback until you're absolutely thrilled.

Remember, your cover is a reader's first impression. By choosing a designer who checks all these boxes, you'll be well on your way to a cover that not only looks fantastic but also sells your book!

Fees: $300+ 

We want to "Co-Create, Communicate, and IGNITE Change" with YOU, and we are always open to new and different collaborative ways to work together so that it's a Win-Win-Win opportunity for us all.

 

Contact us with your creative ideas

or to hear about some of ours. 

WE want YOUR book to be a WINNER!  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for getting in touch about editing your book!!

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