I currently am open to various book services for authors looking for Beta Reading, Basic Editorial Services, and different levels of Book Design needs.

Contact: becca.k.washburn@gmail.com Use subject line Book Services and explain the project and what you’ll need from me in the email. Payment is via Paypal.

Beta Reading (Open 03-20-19)

Whether it’s a short story or the beginning of a novel, sometimes you just need another set of eyes. I will read your work and offer detailed and honest critique. This critique includes:

  • Style
  • Voice
  • Pacing
  • Structure
  • Characters
  • Suspension of disbelief
  • Major grammar or spelling concerns
  • If available, recommended proxies for your work to compare to for publishing and marketing concerns.
  • Overall suggestions to improve the work.

The feedback length will depend on the length of the piece, though minimally it would be at least a page.

Genres Accepted: Fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction

Price – $25 per 5000 words

Basic Editorial Services (Open 03-20-19)

Open for short stories and novels. Services include proofreading and basic editing feedback. This includes:

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Structure
  • General inconsistencies

Genres Accepted: Fantasy, science fiction, literary fiction

Price – $4 per page for submissions under 50 double-spaced pages. $5 per page after 50 double spaced pages.

Book Formatting (Open 03-20-19)

Whether it’s for an ebook release or a printed copy, I can help you format your manuscript for a final release.

Basic Level – $50 for a manuscript up to 75,000 words. An additional $15 per 10,000 words.

  • Kindle, ePub or any other popular formats available if this is an epub release, or the appropriate form for a printed version. If both, there may be an additional charge depending on the final formatting.
  • Basic formatting. This includes transiting your text from a word document into a print-ready format. It’s not as simple as copy-and-pasting. Certain formats, like Bold or Italics, may require readjusting. The text will need to be adjusted for actual chapter breaks.
  • Cleaning up the text for optimal presentation. This includes eliminating “widowed” and “orphaned” lines as well as making sure there are no transition-related errors with the text.
  • Any images included must be proven to be yours to use, with permission from any other creators.
  • Up to two revisions included.

Advanced Level – $100 for a manuscript up to 75,000 words. An additional $25 per 10,000 words.

  • All of the above formatting, but in addition to the basics, you can request customized design. I will design the interior of your book, including with (royalty free or owned) resources you provide. These include custom borders, chapter headings, scene dividers, and non-standard fonts. You must be able to prove you have the rights to use those resources.
  • Up to three revisions are included for any custom work.

Book Cover Design (Open 03-20-19)

I can create custom covers for your digital or printed book release.

You must provide all resources (fonts, images, icons, etc) for the design. You must be able to prove you have the rights to use those resources.

Digital Release Only – $75+

  • Includes: custom front cover, three revisions, digital file for upload to self-publishing venues such as Kindle
  • Three revisions.
  • Additional revisions or complicated requests will increase the cost.

Digital and Print Release – $100

  • Includes: custom front and back cover, spine for print release, three revisions, digital file for upload to self-publishing venues such as Kindle.
  • Three revisions.
  • Additional revisions or complicated requests will increase the cost.

Examples:

Full cover design with spine and back cover