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Independent Publishing Packages

Basic - $ 710

30% off the standard price 

Copy Edit

Ebook

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*based on 100,000 words

Enhanced - $ 900

30% off the standard price

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Typeset Print Book

Ebook

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*based on 100,000 words

Premium - $ 1,590

30% off the standard price

Developmental Edit

Copy Edit

Typeset Print Book

Ebook

Cover Design

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*based on 100,000 words

When you’ve finished your labor of love (or even if it isn’t complete yet), let me know and we’ll take it through the meat grinder…ahem…what I mean is, we’ll polish it to perfection. We’ll create a complete and professional package to present to your readers. You want them lost in your story, not lost in finding mistakes or in a bad reading experience.

In order to compete in today’s book publishing, you need professional eyes looking through your hard work. Let’s work together to make sure your manuscript can hold its own against the multitude.

I will always give you a sample edit before we commit to any contract. Feel free to send me your first 900-1,500 words when you email to inquire about pricing and availability, and I’ll get back to you asap with my answers to your questions.

I am proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, html coding, and indie publishing knowledge. I am here to answer your questions as we go through the process. And if you can dream up a funky layout to match that killer story, I can make it happen. Let’s do this.

Proofread

$1.20 per 250 words

Spell check missed something; you don’t quite understand how commas work; you want a second set of eyes to quickly glance over your work.

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors

Incorrectly structured sentences

Misspelled words

Typographical errors

Copy Edit

$2.20 per 250 words 

This step comes after serious revision and good feedback from beta readers or an editor. It’s a more in depth edit going line-by-line to perfect every sentence.

Spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors

Incorrectly structured sentences

Misspelled words

Typographical errors

Fix formatting

Check facts

Keep an eye on consistency

Point out repetition

Address awkward or wooden dialogue

Developmental

$2.00 per 250 words 

When you’ve just finished a book and you need to better understand the overall idea of your work, I will read through and make sure it follows a good arc and that the characters stay consistent throughout.


Conflict and tension

Pacing

Plot issues

Point-of-view problems

Showing versus telling

Point out unnecessary scenes

And so much more

Print Typeset

$275 (artwork is additional) 

Your book should be aesthetically pleasing so the reader is lost in your world, not in the formatting.


Using InDesign, or Microsoft Word for a simpler version, I will prepare a print-ready PDF that follows the guidelines set out by your distributor.

Ebook Format

$135

Ebooks should flow well and have proper formatting to let your reader delve into the story. I can make your book beautiful even in digital form.


Starting from scratch, I can build a professional-grade ebook from the ground up that works across ereaders and follows the guidelines set out by your distributor.

Cover Design

$180 (artwork is additional)

You need that flair, that fancy thumbnail, that “it” factor to draw attention to your book.


Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, I will prepare a cover for both print and ebook that will not only grab your readers but will also follow all guidelines and market your book for you.

Policies

I expect 50% payment when you sign a contract and send me your documents and 50% payment upon completion of the files.

Most edits and designs come with one round of discussion after you receive the file unless otherwise stated. This is a simple email with questions for me. If we need to discuss things further, a new contract and price will be negotiated.

I have worked in US dollars, Euros, and British pounds for many of my jobs. Having lived in three different countries, I understand the need for currency comparison in this wide new world. I can work in dollars, Euros, pounds, and many other currencies as I accept payment through PayPal.

Book Doctor

Are you lost in a manuscript draft that isn’t necessarily ready to publish yet? Have too many rabbit trails meandering through your plot and wreaking havoc? Please email me if you would like some help. I charge a flat fee of $400 to help find your story. This is for a read-through of up to 100,000 words (more than that and we’ll make an adjustment to match your needs), an extensive editorial letter outlining the problems I see and how you could possibly fix them, and two sessions of discussion. If you have a draft that you don’t think I should read, or you only have an idea that you’ve worked extensively on, I can work with a plot outline instead.

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