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Book Creation
Program

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First Thing's First, this is not a ghostwriting or proofreading service. We offer hands-on editing.  Our goal is to put the power of writing into your hands and to help you organize and communicate your ideas effectively to the world. We want your voice - not some generic impersonal voice - to come through your book. Your voice, along with a clean structure and good detail, is what will set your product apart from the rest. But we can’t create that for you without YOU. 
 
Therefore, we require that you give us something with which to work. It doesn’t matter if it's written well; that’s what we’re here for! (I’ll explain some ways to navigate this unattractive step if you hate writing below!)
 
To be clear, unless agreed upon by both client and editor, a hands-on editor will only edit and bulk up author-generated content and ideas. We will coach you and work with you to develop those ideas, if need be, but the goal here is to keep them entirely your own.
 
If you expect to drop your book here and walk away, there is only one option for you: Level 1. 
 
If you, on the other hand, are willing to work together to create a well-structured respectable book, we encourage you to check out Levels 2 & 3. 

Level 1: Overview Edit

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Fee Range: $500 - $1,500

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Step 1: Submit the application with a detailed description of your project, any writing samples specific to your book, and what you need. 

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Step 2: We will read through your completed manuscript and offer feedback/suggestions on developmental and structural elements. You may choose to receive the feedback via Zoom meeting or in an email. 

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Step 3: We will check and mark your manuscript for any issues with clarity you may need to revisit and fix. 

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Step 4: We will fix any major grammatical or spelling errors.

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Note: *If after receiving and discussing feedback you still feel you need help, you can schedule an “I Still Need Help” meeting. 

Level 2: 80 / 20 Edit

Fee Range: $3,500 - $5,500

Step 2: Once accepted, schedule a meeting to discuss more in-depth. Please come prepared for the meeting with nearly-finished drafts (emailed ahead of time to your editor). You should be able to provide your editor with at least 80% of the content you intend to include in the book, well-formed ideas, and a basic outline. If you need help with your outline, you can discuss it with your editor and create one together. 

Step 4: Begin with the chapter editing. No two chapters will have the same exact process. There’s a lot of give and take with hands-on editing. Your editor will edit your existing writing, requesting additional content when need be. During this stage, it is important that you remain available for any clarifying questions. Your editor will research, add, bulk up and research where need be. 

Step 1: Submit the application with a detailed description of your project, any writing samples specific to your book, and what you need. 

Step 3: Once the outline has been approved, your editor will revisit your existing writing through a developmental lens to ensure that the structure and flow reflect the outline.

STEP 5: Your editor will do one final read-through and check for mistakes.

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Level 3: Full Edit

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FEE RANGE: $3,500-$5,000

 

STEP ONE: Submit the application with a detailed description of your project, any writing samples done so far, and what you need. 

 

STEP TWO: Once accepted, schedule a meeting to discuss more in-depth. Please come prepared to the meeting with a DETAILED proposed outline for the book (emailed ahead of time to your editor). Please try to be as clear and thorough as possible. 

 

If you need an additional meeting to discuss the ideas for your book before creating an outline, you can schedule an I Don’t Know Where To Start meeting in addition to your Full Edit package. 

 

STEP THREE: You will review and approve the outline which will delineate sections, chapter topics and working titles, proposed subsections of chapters, and basic chapter sketches. The outline will also note where research will be necessary. 

 

STEP FOUR: We will begin with the chapters. No two chapters will have the same exact process. There’s a lot of give and take with hands-on editing. You will provide your editor with a rough chapter draft (this can be accomplished via talk-text features), but we encourage you to try writing as much as possible. Your editor will need to “hear” your “writer voice” and maintain it throughout the book as they edit. He or she will add, bulk up, and research where need be. At times, you will be asked to provide additional snippets of writing that your editor will edit and incorporate. During this stage, it is important that you remain available for any clarifying questions. 

 

STEP FIVE: Your editor will do one final read-through and check for mistakes obvious mistakes.

Interested?

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We will get back to you if we feel we can help you with your project.