Writing a book is a huge accomplishment, and you should be proud of yourself for achieving it! But, if you want to publish that book for the world to read, you will need to make sure it’s at its best.
Beta reading, editing, formatting, and proofreading are more than just important—they’re necessary if you want to succeed.
Of those services, I am currently offering formatting for both paperback and e-book and may open beta reading later in the year. I am not taking new editing clients at this time.
All prices on my website are in US Dollars.
I myself do not offer beta reading at this time.
Beta readers are a very helpful addition to the publishing process. They act as a sort of “test crowd” for your book, reading through (usually before edits) and providing valuable feedback. Although it is possible to find beta readers for free, many authors are turning to paid services because they are fast, honest, and reliable.
If you are looking for a beta reader for your story, here are a few people you can reach out to. They also offer proofreading services.
Editing is one of the most important steps in publishing. Everyone needs an editor. No matter how good you think you are, you will always be too close to your own work to catch every mistake. There are many different types of edits, each one ranging in detail depending on what the author wants or needs.
I am taking a break from editing this year as I turn my attention to my own writing. This means I will not be taking on any new editing clients. However, this doesn’t affect my previous clients. If I have edited for you in the past, I will continue to be your editor if you so choose. Just toss me a message. 🙂
In the meantime, I highly recommend my friend and fellow editor, Cayce Berryman. In addition to being a great editor, she is the founder of the Facebook group Authors’ Tale, which has grown to include a website, writing page, writing workshops, and an annual anthology. Learn more about Cayce and her services on her website.
Formatting can make or break a book. Poorly formatted books can be hard to read and many people will even stop reading them altogether. An attractive, consistent layout provides a comfortable reading experience and a professional touch.
I offer paperback formatting for novels that results in a .docx file and an upload-ready PDF. The price is set at $60 regardless of the manuscript’s size or genre.
I offer e-book formatting for novels that results in a .mobi file and an .epub file that will pass through epubcheck with no errors. The price is set at $100 regardless of the manuscript’s size or genre.
Proofreading is a valuable and often overlooked service. A proofreader—as the title implies—reads the proof (the final, formatted copy) before it is officially published, checking for any errors in both editing and formatting.
I will not proofread a book that I have edited. By the time I get through with editing, I am too close to the work and might overlook any errors I may have missed previously. If I have edited your work (or you are considering my services), allow me to recommend Michelle King or Jae Dawn (contact information in the beta reading section above). Tell them I sent you. 😉
My proofreading service, The Book Doctor, is currently on hold along with my editing, as there is always a chance that it will evolve into a full-on edit and I am focusing on my own writing right now. If you need a proofreader, Michelle and Jae are wonderful. 🙂
If you would like an editing estimate or have any questions, fill out the form below and I’ll get back to you within 1-2 business days.