Copy editing & proofreading
Your manuscript should go through three phases of editing. The substantive edit (developmental and comprehensive editing) is the first step, followed by the copy edit, and then the proofread. The copy edit covers grammar, spelling, sentence structure, tone, clarity, misused words, punctuation, and flow. Proofreading covers grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, formatting, and layout. The copy edit is done before typesetting, and the proofread is done after typesetting before the final copy is published.
(I do not do substantive edits; however, I fully recommend writing coach & editor Rusti Lehay.)
Typesetting is the process of getting your pages ready for commercial printing. I help you select the correct print and trim size, margins, and font typefaces and sizes. I take care of kerning, word spacing, drop caps, book blocks, orphans and widows, illustrations, graphs, tables, page numbering, chapters, headers and subheaders, contents list, copyright information, gutters, bleeds, and more.
I also layout illustrated children's books, magazines, and catalogs.
I use Adobe InDesign to professionally typeset your book, and Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for graphs and tables.
for print and Kindle
I create book covers with your vision in mind. Before getting started, I do a video consultation with you to understand what your vision is for your book cover, and from there, we work together to put together exactly what you want. If you are unsure of what you want your cover to look like, I will make suggestions based on the content of your book and its genre.
I work with Amazon, IngramSpark, and Barns & Noble Press print specifications, as well as other book printers.
Visit my Portfolio page to view samples.
reflowable & print replica
Every author needs an eBook to go with their print copy. Some authors prefer to sell only eBooks. I create eBooks for Amazon Kindle (including eBook covers).
Professional eBook formatting for text-heavy books includes proper chapter tagging, a clickable table of contents, and reflowable text. Books that contain mostly images, like magazines, comic books, and cookbooks, use a fixed-layout format. Whatever your need, I will help you achieve it!
Create your KDP account here.
Guidance and Consultation
Self-publishing your first book might feel like a daunting task. If you need help with the process, I can help you. From creating a business plan to loading your files on Amazon, I will be there with you every step of the way. I will also commit to becoming your accountability partner, making sure you get your book done even through the writing process. If you need someone to bounce ideas off of, I can do that too! Whether it is technical or emotional support, everyone needs a little guidance from time to time.
Book a consultation with me here.
with Wordpress or Wix
If you also need an author webpage, I can put together a professional-looking page using WordPress or Wix. Technology isn’t for everyone; if you want a website that you have total control over but do not want to go through the design process, I can help you. You will own your hosting, login information, and domain. We work together on getting your vision, branding, and marketing for your book online!
Copywriting is an essential part of marketing your product. It includes writing text for advertisements, promotional material, press releases, and even content marketing (such as blogs, funnels, or call-to-action landing pages).
Once your book has been self-published, the next step is getting people to buy it! Copywriting should be part of your marketing plan. Whether you do it yourself and just need someone to proof or edit it, or if you need it created from scratch, I can help you maximize your book sales through professional copywriting by evoking emotions in potential readers that create a need for them to read your book!
Once your book is self-published, you will need to create advertising to help sell copies. These can include the following:
Social media ads
Social media headers
Newspaper/Magazine print ads
Ad packages are available.
Eye catching ads are essential for all marketing plans!
Your marketing plan begins with a consultation on what your goals are and how we can make those goals a reality. From there, we create a marketing plan that is just right for you and your budget.
Marketing plans are available for 3 months, 6 months, or one full year. Affiliated partners are often used to help broaden your reach.
Plans start at $1000 per month, with a discount for yearly packages.
VIP packages available that include book tours, speaking opportunities, interviews, and all of the above.
Get a Quote
Please note I can only take 4 to 5 book clients per month. If possible, schedule your book project with me before you are ready to publish. Send me a message and I will get back to you to discuss your quote. Prices vary depending on complexity and page count.