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Writers Unblocked Consulting is for nonfiction clients in business coaching, self-help, and health and wellness, and fiction clients in mystery/suspense, historical fiction, and contemporary fiction.
Maybe you've gotten feedback and don't know how—or if—you should apply it, or maybe you have a question about a part of the writing process and need help understanding how to accomplish something.
If you need focused, one-to-one work on refining your book, this service is for you.
You won’t be required to go through feedback on your own, wondering what it might mean, or read through dozens of Google hits to try to find and apply information. When you start with this service, you cut back on the frustration (and expense!) of trial and error because if you haven’t started, I’ll guide you on the right path from the beginning. And if you have started, I make concrete suggestions that you can implement right away to improve your first draft.
This service starts with identifying what you want to talk about so that you get targeted, actionable advice. It is available in two blocks: 30 minutes for $189 and 60 minutes for $279.
Developmental editing is for both fiction and nonfiction clients. This service looks at the manuscript from a broader perspective. It is not concerned with grammar, usage, punctuation, or style but with the content itself. Authors who have completed a draft but have gotten feedback that it needs to change or who are unsure about whether the book is what they want it to be find this service helpful. These authors are confident in being able to revise and rewrite based on detailed feedback that includes solutions, not just identifying problems. I will make suggestions for the work's improvement, such as:
After revision from developmental editing, the book should be copyedited before publication or submission
Your developmental editing quote begins with a free sample so you can see what it would look like for your project. These projects are priced per word at the time I receive it, so you'll get a project price on your quote that doesn't change.
Copyediting services vary in intensity depending on what you need and how you plan to publish. I work on final documents only in Microsoft Word using tracked changes.
I use my extensive experience and judgment to polish your writing. The goal isn’t to make your writing conform to something else but to ensure your writing choices appear clear and deliberate to your readers. My decisions are guided by an industry-standard style guide, such as the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as your unique voice.
Copyediting typically includes checking punctuation, spelling, grammar, and usage. You could also see sentences reworked to remove passive voice or transitions smoothed out. It is for authors who are satisfied with the content of their books; it does not evaluate the book. I provide a free sample with an editing quote so you can see the levels of service I provide and how much they will be.
I copyedit historical fiction and contemporary fiction. In nonfiction, my focus is health and wellness (i.e., diet, creating fitness programs, sports, managing health concerns, coaching), especially for entrepreneurs who want to get their message out. If I cannot edit your book, I have an extensive network of editors and can connect you with an editor who works in your genre.
The prices for copyediting depend on the length of the book, when you'd like the edit completed, and what needs to be done. Your copyediting quote begins with a free sample so you can see what a copyedit looks like for your project.
Copyedits are priced per word at the time I receive it, so you will get a project price for the editing that will not change as I edit it.
I also copyedit presentations and workbooks. Copy converts. Make sure your copy says what you want it to say.
I also offer comprehensive assessments in a report form to talk about what you can focus on for refining your book. These first-look editorial assessments cover the following in depth, with examples from your manuscript and concrete suggestions for improvement.
Fiction editorial assessments cover these areas:
Point of view
How well it meets your goal
Nonfiction editorial assessments cover these areas:
Presentation of concepts and visual presentation
How well it meets your stated goal
Editorial assessments are $895 for up to 100,000 words. Books larger than that will have a higher fee, which will be discussed when the word count is verified. .