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Lilia Fabry offers book covers, cover design, design of promo materials (cards, bookmarks, etc.) digital publishing, i.e., formatting and uploading to Kindle, CreateSpace, Ingram, etc. Can also format and upload promo materials to various sites. All of the abocve $25 per hour. She also does screenwriting, the rates of which vary by project. References available upon request. email@example.com
Roger Paulding offers MS consult and editing services. firstname.lastname@example.org
SkipJack Publishing offers turn-key or a la carte publishing solutions including MS consult, editing, formatting, cover design, promo item & website design, consulting, publicist services, and e-commerce distribution assistance. email@example.com, http://skipjackpublishing.com
Fernanda Brady offers Ghostwriting, Editing, Formatting book layouts, Publishing support and services. Rates and references provided upon request. Rates negotiable depending on project. Fernbrady@inklingspublishing.com 281-736-7168 Http://inklingspublishing.com
Megan LaFollett, Services: Developmental editing, line editing, manuscript critique, query and synopsis consultation, author coaching, interior book design, e-book formatting. Rates and references: Developmental editing: 2.4c/word, Content editing: 1.4c/word, Critique: $350 per manuscript up to 100,000 words, E-book formatting: $150 (for Kindle and ePub files), Book design for print is dependent upon the project (Adobe InDesign available at a premium rate). Discounts available for bundled services. 20% off for fellow Guild members. Testimonials available on my website, and references available upon request. firstname.lastname@example.org, (850) 890-3945, www.merakiediting.com
Services: manuscript editor, writing coach, ghostwriter, content writer, speaker
Rates: $35 per hour for one-to-one meetings, highly negotiable for larger projects and projects that involve working at home.
I help writers get their best work into the hands of happy readers. http://mytwocentsediting.com
- expert editing for novels and nonfiction manuscripts
- copyediting, line editing, substantive editing, rewriting, and post-editing cleanup
- comprehensive manuscript critique
- post-critique follow-up
- consultation on pitches, queries, synopses, and proposals
- help crafting great jacket copy/book descriptions
- guidance toward great book-marketing plans
- help with metadata management
- author platform packages
- blog analysis and guidance
Writing coach services:
- writing workshops and retreats in and around Los Angeles
- Creating a Sustainable Writing Practice – for people who want to write but don’t (recurring)
- NaNoWriMo Young Writers Club – novel-writing for kids (recurring)
- The “What’s Next?” Weekend – a retreat for writers with manuscripts that need plans
- private coaching over phone, Skype, or in person (if you’re in LA & not a creep)
Contact Meghan for rates or references.
My Two Cents Editing
Jason Brandt Schaefer
Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing – Southern New Hampshire University
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing – University of North Texas
Worked in community newspapers for three years, more than 1,000 articles published.
Teacher / tutor / adjunct instructor of English for two years.
Services and rates:
Arts Review: .35 cents/word
Book Review: .35 cents/word
Copy editing: $35/hr for news and magazines
Fact checking: $40/hr
Typesetting/manuscript typing: $20/hr
Short story/poetry/screenplay manuscript critique: $85/hr
Newsletters: $70/hr to write or edit
Magazine and Trade Journal:
Book review: .50 cents/word
Arts review: .50 cents/word
Online editing: $50/hr
Ghostwriting: $75/hr for as told to, no credit (contract negotiable)
Nonfiction book writing, collaborative: $85/hr (contract negotiable)
Advertising and PR:
Ad copy: $1.50/word
Book jacket copywriting: .75 cents/word
Press kit: $2,200/project
Press release: $90/hr, $250/page
$60/hr for intensive English and writing tutoring at levels 6th grade to adult/undergraduate.