Editing, design, and coaching services
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This is the first stage of editing. Doris will look at your manuscript as a whole (e.g., plot, structure, characterization) and examine story structure and elements. This will include examining whether the story makes sense and determining if chapters need to be removed or reorganized.
Doris will go deeper into your manuscript and focus on the readability, pace (flow), and the character’s voice. This will include examining the strength and weaknesses of the manuscript relevant to engaging the target audience and determining if the characters are relatable.
This is the more technical side of editing. Doris will focus on grammar and correctness of the text (e.g., spelling and punctuation), including word choice to ensure each word has its intended impact. Also, Doris will help improve your writing by improving consistency and reducing wordiness.
This is the most basic type of editing. Doris will ensure that your manuscript is free of any errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. She will also check if the typography is consistent and that your genre’s formatting corresponds to standards.
Each type of editing can be completed as separate rounds or simultaneously, so if you are interested in signing up for more than one, please let Doris know. For more information on editing, please check out Doris’s blog post from #EditingWeek here.
Editing fees are charged at a per word basis where the rate is dependent on the number and type of editing services you require. Prices start at less than 1 cent per word. For more information on pricing for your manuscript, please contact Doris for a quote.
Doris also offers a free 500-word sample edit if you’re interested in developmental, content, and/or copy editing. This sample edit is a very detailed look into the revisions that can be made to your work and helps you decide on what services are best for your manuscript. Please contact Doris for more details.
WHY HIRE AN EDITOR?
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This is an excellent way to expand the experience of your reader by offering them a companion photobook, pocket guide, poster, checklist, journal, day planner, workbook, or pamphlet. Starting at $75 and will be determined per project. For more information on reader magnets, check out this blog post here.
This is an effective marketing tool that can catch a reader’s interest and engage them to check out your book. If you have a product like a book, magazine, journal, or guide, a 3D mockup is the perfect addition to your marketing strategy. If your cover is ready, get in touch with Doris for a set of 3D mockups, that’ll be ready to upload straight to social media, ads or even your own website. Starting at $20, to see some samples, click here.
If you have an amazing story and an eye-catching cover, the only thing you’re missing before you launch is the WOW-factor. Book trailers are an extension to 3D mockups; it is a short video that grabs your reader’s attention. Imagine a movie trailer, but for a book. So, what better way to entice your audience than by creating a custom book trailer that you can add to social media or your website. Starting at $80 and will be determined per project. For more information on book trailers, check out Doris’s blog post here.
Social Media and Marketing
Social media is the most cost effective method for marketing your product(s) so let Doris help you set up your social media accounts or plan content to help engage your audience. Doris can design social media posts and banners for Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. Starting at $50 and will be determined per project. For more information on the benefits of social media, read Doris’s blog post here.
Let Doris help you create engaging content that is both visually appealing and effective at grabbing your reader’s attention. Packages for any design services can be combined. For more information on pricing for your specific project, please contact Doris for a quote. If the options above don’t match exactly what you have in mind, please let Doris know and we can look into creating something custom just for you.
WHY HIRE A DESIGNER?
Wouldn’t it be great if someone guided you through your writing journey? Advising you before your entire manuscript is complete to catch big glaring issues? Well, Doris is here to help! Sign up for writing support to get help while you’re writing your draft.
Self-publishing doesn’t have to be so tough. Get Doris to help guide you through your self-publishing journey as she outlines the steps involved after the writing phase of your book. She can set you up with designers and formatters, and even help with choosing book categories and publishing onto KDP or IngramSparks.
Being a self-published author means that you’ll have to market your book by yourself. Doris understands the challenges of book promotion, so let her help you set up a good marketing plan for your first 90 days of launch. Doris can work with you to create a marketing schedule with suggestions on where to set up ads, book pricing, and other exposure outlets.
As a professional editor and bestselling self-published author, Doris offers one-on-one coaching calls for writers who are interested in getting support while writing (writing support), post-writing (self-publishing support), and post-launch (marketing support). Coaching packages start at $30 and will be determined by client. If you would like to read about the step-by-step process of getting your book published, check out my blog post here. For more information about coaching, contact Doris for more details.