Coaching and Consulting
Christy will assist you in achieving your publishing goals through 30-minute coaching calls ($50 per session) and email consultation ($15 minimum).
Manuscript Critiquing 1 cent per word ($50 minimum)
Christy will read and review your entire manuscript or portions thereof to evaluate flow, consistency, pace, and readability, then confer with you for 30 minutes regarding its strengths and weaknesses, ways to improve the writing, and the next steps needed to achieve Client’s long-term goals (or provide a written report). This is like a pre-edit that helps you polish your WIP (work in progress) in preparation for editing. After reviewing your manuscript, we will suggest which types of editing are appropriate for your manuscript.
Content (Substantive/Structural) Editing
We will improve the readability of your manuscript (including rewording); identify structural and/or organizational problems and clarify and correlate parts of the manuscript to correct them (such as inserting headings or subheads); create a limited amount of new material on the basis of content and research that you supply (using APA- or Chicago-style documentation). For fiction this includes topics such as POV (point of view), dialogue tags/action beats, and proper formatting of spoken vs. unspoken vs. indirect discourse.
Line-by-Line Copy Editing
For Christian fiction and nonfiction, Christy will correct mechanical errors (punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling); make limited changes to formatting; create a style sheet; and check for typos and factual inconsistencies in quotes and Scripture passages. The author must specify the source of quotations and, if quoting the NIV version of the Bible, use the most current edition (2011).
Proofreading 1 cent per word
Christy will correct errors in punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling; check for orphans and widows; and review the headers/footers and front/back matter of your book. Suitable for projects with fewer than two errors per page (in other words, the project has already been through the professional editing process). We can work off a PDF or in Word.
Typesetting, E-book Conversion & Cover Design
We will collaborate with you & your marketing team to make your work shine. Our book cover packages begin at $300 (this is the first step). Then, using Adobe InDesign, Christy will create a professional-looking interior layout with fonts that match your cover. The PDF file we provide can be uploaded for print (proofreading and/or graphic design services will be billed separately). We also offer e-book conversion from InDesign to EPUB (which can then be uploaded to CreateSpace).
We offer French-to-English translation, editing in French for French-language clients, and proofreading translations from French into English. (Rates available upon request.)