Services For Authors (Paid And Free)

Disclaimer: I will only provide services for authors for works of fiction that are written in English. English is the only language that I know. Thank you for understanding.

As an author, you need help making your story the best it can absolutely be. In order to do that, you will have to spend a little money on editing services.

I know. This is hard to hear. But, it is true. The number one thing I have heard from authors (and the number one complaint other developmental service providers make) is that they can just edit their story themselves. Or they can have family and friends do it. Or, as a final stitch effort, they will reach out to people providing the service for free.

I know this is a big mistake and it is one you won’t want to make. You may be thinking the following:

Of course, she would say that. She is providing paid services. Why wouldn’t I get the book edited for free if I can?

Let me explain why this I’m saying it would be a big mistake.

Free Editing Is Not Quality Driven Guaranteed

Have you ever heard the phrase “you get what you pay for”? I have too. In fact, I used to hate that saying (and sometimes I still do) because I don’t like spending money. This was partly due to me growing up poor.

But, this is not about me. What I am trying to say is that you can absolutely get your book edited for free. The problem that comes with that is their will be mistakes in your story.

You have looked over your book several times. In fact, you should before you even send it to an editor. But, the more you look at your story, the less you are going to spot mistakes.

The same goes for sending it to friends, family, and free editors. They will be able to spot some mistakes, but not all of them.

You need someone who will guarantee no mistakes are made at all. You want to publish your book and know with absolute certainty that readers won’t leave reviews that point out the book has spelling/grammar issues. Or plot hole mistakes. Or any other problems.

Ultimately, The Perfection Of Your Book Is Up To You

In the end, your story is yours. No one can take that from you. Not even me. My promise is simply to provide you with the editing services you need at a reasonable price. I don’t want to charge an arm and a leg because I know what it’s like to be on a budget.

Take a look at my services below and see if they are the right fit for you.

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Developmental Editing

Developmental editing is quickly defined as structural editing. It is the first step in the editing process so you should have this done before any proofreading or line editing. As your developmental editor, I will focus on a number of different aspects of your story.

Read here to learn more about what developmental editing is and how to get a quote.

Book Evaluation

A book evaluation is like an advanced beta reading meets editing. I used to simply call this beta reading until I realized I was doing far more than the average beta reader. My book evaluations fall more along the lines of a manuscript evaluation (except I only do it for works of fiction).

For this reason, I have changed the name to book evaluation. It is a professional evaluation for your book that lets you know where you stand with your novel and if it is publish-ready.

Read here to learn more about getting a book evaluation.

Get The Combo!

If you really want the best of the best, then I suggest combining the two. It’s worth noting that I consider this to be a package deal. As a result, getting the two services combined will lead to a discount. Please select both in the form below if you would like to go along this route.

Sample Edit

If you want to make sure you have the right fit, just ask me for a sample edit. Please note that I don’t do them for free. The reason for this is that I have in the past and then I never heard from the authors again. Not even to say that they didn’t want to move forward.

Unfortunately, there are authors out there that will send out bits and pieces of their book to various editors as a workaround to get editing done for free. For this reason, I charge $5.00 for sample edits.

Please ask for a sample edit in the box that says “Is there anything else you feel I should know in order to create your quote”.

Free Services For Authors

Because I know that you are most likely on a budget, I also provide free services for authors.

The first is book reviews. If you already have a book published then send me a book review request here!

The second is a monthly contest. Not all book bloggers provide this. But, that is probably because I came up with this contest by myself! The contest occurs every single month and focuses on a different genre every month. The contest is a way for authors to get more reviews on their already published or very soon to be published books.

Read here to learn more about the monthly contest.

Let’s Talk!

Hopefully, by now you have a better understanding of the services that I provide for you. However, if you have any questions floating around in your mind about my services for authors then I implore you to send me an email via the contact form below. Thank you for taking the time to read through my services and I hope to be working with you soon!

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