Ways you can get help on your book, publishing advice or book a session
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 a longer coaching package
One Hour Book Consultation with Sarah Bullen
This is a comprehensive consultation to get your book on track.
The session price includes:
* a required list of material to get ready for the call
* the initial reading time for the material / synopsis
* a 1.5 hour skype call where we will work on your book path
* a follow up with a very specific task list on the way forward to get your book on track.
Three Month Coaching Package
These sessions are for follow up sessions or if you are part of my monthly coaching packages. These run as three month coaching packages working on your book, with one session a month.
The cost for 3 x sessions and tasks is $300 (or R4,150)
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. We have a network of professional editors and will match one to your book.
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