Ways you can get help on your book, publishing advice or book a session
Book Coaching Package
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 non-fiction 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. I have formalised the process over a number of years and prefer to do a formal session than a coffee or an email chain. This way I can give you direct advice in a formal manner.
The sessions all depend of the level of help you need and how far you are in your book.
You can have a one-hour brainstorm session to resolve plotting, sharpen your book, rework your synopsis or tweak your overall story. I may have a session with you and suggest we move into to the 8 week coaching package outlined below this one.
A one-on-one session 60 euro (is R900 if paying in SA)
To book a consultation click here
This is a structured eight week engagement. We will work in the below way:
* An initial one hour session via Skype
* A strategy to move you forward over eight weeks
* A set of targeted tasks to progress your book
* Three more calls to focus your project
* A plan to move you forward to completing your book, or your submission to publishers.
This type of package is best suited to non-fiction or memoir. If you have written a novel look at the Manuscript Assessments below.
Cost: The eight week package is R4500 ZAR or $400
Please mail me to enquire.
To look at my available slots for your first session click here
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 from an experienced reader in the field that will make suggestions, changes and act an overall assessment. Our readers are all editors or journalists who will give you firm direction and feedback.
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 $650. 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) This is if it needs a lot of high level work.
Formatting an editing book and making it ready for an e-publishing platform.
Low end: R30 per page