Work one-on-one with a writing coach
Book Coaching and
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 formal but flexible. We start with an initial session and we discuss your book and review your material. I will give you direction, structure, deadlines and word counts and tasks. Thereafter we meet every two weeks.
This package runs over 5 months with 2 x meetings a month done via Skype or Zoom.
We meet twice a month
The mentorship package rates are R800 ZAR per session x 5 months. Total R8,000.
The package can be paid in 2 parts of 50% each. The upfront payment is R4,000 and payable in advance.
The session structure and tasks and deadlines depend of the level of help you need and how far you are in your book.
Step 1: Download a New Author Application form below
Step 2: Return the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3: Book an appointment using the link below
Developmental or High Level Editing
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)