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Updated May 27, 2020

Editing

Formatting and Ebook Conversion

Book Cover Design

Book Shepherding

Payment Schedule

 


 

Editing

My years of experience in the publishing industry and working with both publishers and independent authors has taught me that each book project is unique, as is each author.

Because of this, I no longer offer a generalized price list for editing. I have found that doing so results in prices that are a little to high for quick, simple projects and sometimes much too low for complex projects and the attention to detail and the added value I pride myself on providing to each of my clients.

If you would like a tailored estimate for developmental editing and/or copy + line editing, please contact me, so I can learn a bit about your book and give you a quote that is customized for you and your distinct project.

For book-length projects, such as novels, I do offer a free 1250-word sample edit that helps me gauge the complexity of the work that will need to be done and also helps you as the author judge both my skill and your comfort level with hiring me as your editor.


Formatting and Ebook Conversion

 

Novels*

  • One format (ebook OR print): $200
  • Both formats (ebook AND print): $300

*Mostly text with no photos or illustrations inside. Flourishes used as section breaks or special formatting of the title that might include a graphic or illustration added by me as the designer or requested by you as the author are considered separately.

Nonfiction and Memoir**

  • One format (ebook OR print): $400
  • Both formats (ebook AND print): $500

**Nonfiction books tend to contain many more elements than novels, which substantially increase the time it takes to format them. These elements can include pictures, illustrations, graphs, tables, nested headings, lists, and more. If your nonfiction book does not include these things, please contact me. After seeing a copy of the book and judging its complexity, I may agree to charge you only the novel price if this is the case.


Book Cover Design

I use different techniques for book cover design, including photo manipulation, typography effects, and the creation or manipulation of vectors. My book cover designs do not generally create original photographs or illustrations, but if you have an original or purchased illustration or photo, I will gladly help you turn it into a beautiful cover. (See my Book Covers page for some samples of covers I have designed.)

  • One format (ebook OR print): $200
  • Both formats (ebook AND print): $300

Book Shepherding

Due to the unique nature of each book and the amount of help required by each author, I charge an hourly rate for this service. Uploading a book to Amazon KDP and entering all the information necessary generally takes between 2 and 10 hours (usually on the lower end). I use an intake form to help the author gather the information needed and send it to me before the “clock starts ticking” to minimize their costs.

$50/hour


Payment Schedule

For all services, I require a contract, which I will draft and send to you for your approval and signature (via AdobeSign).

The payment schedule for each service is as follows:

  • Schedule Deposit (nonrefundable): 25%, due upon signature of contract (this holds your place on my calendar; there is plenty of room for negotiation of the schedule when necessary as long as you let me know when things have changed)
  • Work Deposit: 25%, due when work starts
  • Final Payment: 50%, due when work is finished and before final files are remitted to you as the author

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