Apply for the 12-week mentorship
12 week book mentoring programme
This is a structured 12 week mentoring programme for non-fiction writers and memoir writers. I work with writers based all over the world to help them start, plan, change or review their books. I also work with publishers who may refer promising authors to me for help in structure, tone and process.
The process is surprisingly simple. We will work on your ideas and come up with a game plan.
The sessions all depend of the level of help you need and how far you are in your book.
I only do coaching on a pre-paid package basis. The price is $650 / R8,200 for the 12 week process.
* An initial hour long call to discuss the book and start with the structure
* 4 skype calls / sessions to discuss the book and set new deadlines
* A custom-made process of tasks you will complete in between calls. This will be specific to your book but will push you to complete this phase in 12 weeks.
* A series of emailed tasks and feedback.
* A review of your final book proposal, chapter breakdown and initial work.
To ask about a coaching package email me.
To book a session click here
I don't do coffee chats or long email discussions about your book unless you are a returning writer. Sorry it sounds dreadfully rude but I do need to have a more formal process so I can move you from an idea / first draft into a finished product with some structure.
Developmental or High Level Editing
Copy Editing or Proofreading Services
Layout / Formatting for e-books
If you have a completed manuscript and you need an honest appraisal this is your first step. You will get a detailed report that will make suggestions, changes and act an overall assessment.
The report will also suggest specific large-scale changes / improvements / refinements (plotting changes, structure changes, pace, characters and overall novel read). A full manuscript appraisal is R8,000 (for SA citizens) or $700. Full all the information and what you will need to send me find out here
A developmental editor will evaluate and critique your manuscript, suggest and provide revisions, and shape it into a smooth, workable piece. They’ll look at the big picture and make sure everything flows and is consistent.
Low end: R20,000 (or $2,520)
High end is = R60,000 or ($5,000)
Once your manuscript is in good shape, a copy editor or proofreader needs to to go through and catch spelling mistakes and adjust for grammar, punctuation and consistency.
Low end: R7,000 (or $600)
High end: R18,000 (or $1,300)
Formatting an editing book and making it ready for an e-publishing platform.
Low end: R30 per page