- Copy editing
- Structural editing
- Marketing & PR
- Typesetting & layout
- ebook conversion
- Cover design
- ISBN number
Self-publishing? Perfect your prose with the help of an experienced freelance editor and publishing manager
No one publishes a book on a whim; a manuscript is the result of hours spent thinking, planning, typing and reading. My editing and self-publishing services reflect the hard work you’ve put into your book, whether you require someone to tidy up your manuscript ready for publication or would like a Personal Publication Manager to help take it from the draft stage to publication, with tasks such as the cover design, interior artwork, marketing and ebook conversion (and much more) all taken care of for you.
Unlike many of the large self-publishing companies currently operating, you’ll have one point of contact throughout the process, and that’s me. I’m not some anonymous person armed with a red pen. For me, the author/editor relationship is much more collaborative.
I’ll be available throughout the process to answer your questions and when your book is published, I will be cheering from the sidelines and following its progress keenly.
Why employ a proofreader, copy editor or structural editor?
Whether you are aiming for your novel, novella or non-fiction book to be a bestseller, promote your business, or are self-publishing to provide a lasting memento for friends and family, it is important to send your paperback, hardback or ebook into the world in the best possible shape. You may well have a great story to tell, but if your book is littered with typos, grammatical errors, poorly constructed sentences and inconsistencies, your story will fall flat and your readers will lose interest.
Attempting to edit your book yourself, running it through a computer spell check, or giving it to a friend or family member to read through is no substitute for the assistance of a professional freelance editor. See Services to read through the different services I offer, and decide which one will suit you best. (My copy edit and proofread package currently includes a free extra proofread by another editor.) Alternatively, I can provide you with a free Sample Edit and consultation and suggest how we can work together to hone your manuscript to perfection.
More about my self-publishing services
I developed my self-publishing services after getting a feel for writers’ needs and adding to my team. Although my expertise is in writing and editing, I’ve found my methodical approach also lends itself to managing projects and I enjoy the creative side of putting a book together. I’ve developed a unique and thorough publishing process, which will transform your manuscript from a basic Word document into a professional, printed book (and ebook, of course).
My services are fully bespoke, which means that everything I do will be geared to you. I will guide you through each stage and take the stress out of bringing your words to life. Best of all, I won’t ask for any of the royalties once your book is published. My publishing packages start from just £1,535.
Read the Publishing Stories of some of the authors I’ve helped already, and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free Self-Publishing Guide (please state whether you would prefer it posted or emailed to you).
I’m also happy to have a chat with you on the phone or via Skype to discuss your project.