Services for Writers

Editing

Line edit: Editing line by line for sentence structure and flow, word choice, inconsistencies, repetition, clarifying meaning, organizing thoughts, etc. ($.006/word; 100,000 words = $600).

Copy edit:  Editing for grammar, punctuation, and style ($.005/word; 100,000 words = $500).

Proofreading:  Final review of edited manuscripts for accuracy ($.003/word; 100,000 words = $300).

Preferred genres: Fantasy, science fiction, romance, mystery/thriller, nonfiction (though I can edit just about anything).

To hire me:  Send me an email (see contact page) to determine my availability.  I’ll ask you to send the first 1500 words or so of your manuscript in Microsoft Word.  I  will return it to you edited with Track Changes, free of charge.  This allows me to help you determine what level of editing you need, and gives you an opportunity to see if my editing is what you expect.

References available upon request.

 

Scanning/Formatting

Scanning: I will scan your published book and save it to pdf, run optical character recognition (OCR), output it to a Word document, and review it for the most common OCR errors. Please note that the scanning is a destructive process, so your book won’t be returned.

Scanning to pdf with OCR and output to Word document with clean-up of standard OCR errors: $50.

Proofreading after scanning: additional $.003/word.

Formatting: I will format your novel and send you an epub file, suitable for uploading to all online venues: $.001/word (minimum $25). This assumes minimal pictures.

For nonfiction, please send me an email with your needs, including number of tables, graphics, etc.

References available upon request.

Uploading

I will upload your ebook to iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, or Barnes & Noble for just $5 each using my Fiverr gig (or, if it’s offline, contact me).

Other

I also assist authors with WordPress, sales funnels, newsletters, and more. Contact me for more information and rates.

Speaking

Available for teaching workshops online or in person. Some of the workshops/sessions I’ve taught (among others):

Writing the Fiction Synopsis

Brainstorming

Self-Editing

Scene and Sequel

Using the Plotting Board

Decoding Dialogue

Beginning Writers Workshop

Characterization

How to Pitch Your Book

Ghostwriting
I have taught for the following organizations (among others):

Romance Writers of America National Conference

Pikes Peak Romance Writers

Pikes Peak Writers & Conference

Savvy Authors

Colorado Free University

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers

Mystery Writers of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter

San Francisco Romance Writers

Utah/Salt Lake Romance Writers

Oklahoma Romance Writers

Colorado Romance Writers

Heart of Denver Romance Writers

Parker Writers Group

Romantic Times Convention

PIkes Peak Library District

Tucson Saguaro Romance Writers

Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA

Seattle's Eastside RWA Chapter