Services & Fees
Self-Publishing & Editing Services
THESE ARE THE SERVICES I OFFER
Proof-read, Edit & Amend
I will proofread your manuscript for spelling and grammatical errors. I may also substitute the odd word or phrase, or rearrange a sentence to read better. Then I will send you a suggested amended version for your approval [see 2 below] You will need to check the amended version carefully, as some of your writing, especially dialogue, may be colloquial, idiomatic, slang etc that I may not be aware of, and I will rely on you to tell me this.
You may not wish to accept the amended version, and that is entirely your choice.
Further Edit (optional)
I can suggest changes you may wish to make, including cutting down sections or chapters, or maybe re-arranging them. I can suggest alternative words and phrases, taking into account your own distinctive writing ‘voice’ to the best of my ability. I would never change the content of your story, just occasionally the way parts of it are written. However, I am human, and your preferences may not be mine, so my suggestions and comments are given purely in an advisory capacity. I would, of course, send you a suggested amended version for your approval which you may, or may not, choose to accept. My suggestions may sometimes seem quite brutal, but are made in order for your book to be as successful as possible.
Whether or not you choose to include the Further Edit option, once you have agreed the final version of your work, I will format it to an appropriate layout for printing. I will then send you a printed proof copy for you to approve before the final publication. If you want to make changes at that point, I can do that, and I can do it again as many times as you need, with a charge per set of proof copies sent.
The following are also included:
Formatting: I will arrange and format your text to ensure the best layout on the page.
Creation of ISBN and barcode
Creation of copyright page
Writing of blurb and bio (based on information you provide). Ideally I will need a head-and-shoulders picture of you, to accompany your bio
Cover design: I can offer you a choice of designs from which you may choose a cover. Alternatively I will use a picture you send me, providing it is suitable.
Proof copies, sent by post
Publish : as paperback, ebook, hard cover, or all three.
FEES & CHARGES
Proof-read, Edit & Amend
£200 + £5 per 1,000 words
As above with optional Further Edit
£300 + £7.50 per 1,000 words
Proof Copies: from £10 per set of 2 copies, depending on the size, layout and colour preferences of your book.
(2 copies are required to allow both you and I to make editorial notes)
 A minimum price will be set by Amazon and you can add as much, or as little, as you wish to the retail price. The majority of the difference will be paid in Royalties.
 All versions to be sent and received electronically, via email, apart from Proof copies
I will provide a Publishing Contract tailored to our agreed terms.