Once you’ve created a great manuscript, how do you turn it into an attractive, compelling book?

That’s where we come in. Linda has experience editing, proofreading, and ghostwriting non-fiction books in a broad range of areas. Depending on your needs, she can help develop book content, edit existing content, or provide simple line editing and proofreading. Our team can also manage your book production project from start to finish—or for whatever services you require.

We offer:

  • Developmental Editing
  • Line Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Cover design
  • Interior template design
  • Layout and pre-production
  • Printing and production
  • Management of your entire book project
  • Marketing and promotion of your completed book

For those who would like help writing the book, we offer ghostwriting services as well.

More information about our content creation and coaching services.


Editing Services
There are many levels of editing, depending on your need.

  • Copy editing includes reviewing text and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation. Proofreading is the copy editing process that takes place once the content has been locked down and all editorial changes finalized.
  • Line editing includes creative feedback on your project. We look for consistency throughout your work in terms of tense and tone, and polish the manuscript.
  • Developmental editing starts early in the process and is more comprehensive. We looks at the overall content, flow, and arrangement of the text and suggest ways to rewrite or reorder the manuscript. We identify gaps in content, or content that we believe is either not needed or in the right place.


Project Management:
We can project manage all aspects of your book project, including working with designers, the production team, indexer, and printers. We manage all pre-production tasks, including obtaining ISBN/bar codes for your book, setting up an Amazon Author account if you don’t already have one, and completing the tasks necessary to sell the book on Amazon or with Kindle Direct Publishing.

Book Design/Layout/Pre-Production:
This is the process that transforms your manuscript into a well-designed book that is ready for printing or distribution. We work with experienced graphic design and production professionals to produce the cover design, interior page template and graphic tables or illustrations (if needed).

How Should I Publish My Book?

Today’s authors can choose to pursue commercial publishers to take on their books, or produce their own books through self-publishing and hybrid channels. For more information on each of these options, see our handout on Publishing Options.

Book Formats
Once you’ve written your manuscript, you’ll need to decide how you’d like it produced. Self-published and hybrid books can be distributed in multiple formats:

  • Simple PDF eBooks
  • Kindle/iBook Format
  • Printed Softcover Books
  • Printed Hardcover Books

See our handout Publishing Options for more details.

Pricing
We do not price by the word, the page, or the hour, but by the project. We custom design each project to meet the needs of the author. Pricing is based on two factors: the length of the manuscript and the amount of work that will be required from us.

Book Marketing and Promotion
Once your book is ready for release, we can help design and implement a marketing and promotion program. Depending on your specific needs, this may include:

    • An online press kit
    • Promotional materials, tied to your cover design
    • Social media strategy and campaign implementation
    • Identification of target influencers to approach for coverage
    • Book landing page
    • Amazon or other online promotions
    • Highlighting key messaging from the book for promotional use, as well as speaking and article topics

Let us help put your writing to work for you. Contact us for more information.

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Amazon Bestseller – “I wanted to send you a note of deep gratitude for all of your incredible wisdom, humor and insight to help me with my first book. A Higher Bid was lifted immeasurably because of you. You are THE editor supreme!”

Kathy Kingston
Benefit Auction Strategist, Consultant & Professional Auctioneer
Kingston Auction Company, LLC

Method180“Linda was a great sounding board and demonstrated a true understanding of my business that made her a huge value to me during the time we worked together. She paid close attention to what I said during discussions and was able to capture the essence of what I wanted with ease. In other words, she doesn’t just create something but she also made sure that it reflected the values of my company and provided a lot of value over and above what was requested. Linda is a huge asset to anyone that works with her, she understands business and intuitively delivers value above and beyond.”

Mike Austin
Method180

mastering-the-art-of-recruiting-sm“Linda’s edits were insightful and delivered fast. She is far more valuable than a copy editor because she understands the content.”

Michael Travis, Principal
Travis & Company, Inc.
Author of Mastering the Art of Recruiting: How to Hire the Right Candidate for the Job

“Working with Linda was the breath of fresh air my book proposal needed. Linda brought a level of clarity and direction that made my proposal more readable, more compelling, and I know significantly more attractive to a publisher. Thank you, Linda!”

Hugh Blane
President
www.clarisconsulting.net

“Linda Popky’s ‘The Write Now webinar’ is first-rate: informative, clear, interesting, and very practical. It left me with lots of good new ideas and feeling inspired. She’s the go-to expert on writing your own promotional materials!”

Leslie Austin, PhD
www.leslieaustin.com

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