Build Your Reputation as a Trusted Author
The world of print-on-demand publishing has made it easier than ever for authors to self-publish their work.
This means it's more important than ever the work you publish is polished and professional.
We Can Help
Writing Academy offers two types of services to help you.
- Publishing Assistance for authors with manuscripts ready for publication
- Editing Services for writers seeking feedback on their manuscript
Professional Formatting & Eye-Catching Covers
This is the plan for you if your manuscript is ready, BUT...
- You're intimidated by the technical aspects of:
- Formatting your manuscript for print and Kindle
- Navigating the Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) site
- Designing a professional cover
We'll help you get your book published. In less than two weeks, it can be available for sale on Amazon around the world.
Publishing Assistance Packages
Packages start at $399.
When it comes to editing, most writers focus on the end product: a manuscript of higher quality.
This improved manuscript is vitally important (especially for authors planning to self-publish!), but it isn’t the only thing to consider. There’s a big benefit of working with an editor many writers don’t consider:
How much you’ll learn by going through the process.
Working with an editor is an investment in your writing career and part of your continuing education. Even authors seeking to traditionally publish also benefit from hiring a freelance editor.
Types of Editing
There are three main types of editing fiction and creative non-fiction authors should be aware of.
1. Developmental Editing
A Developmental Editor takes a "big picture" view of your manuscript. They focus on story structure, character development, and plot. This is where most authors should start because it is a holistic look at a manuscript.
- Are the Nine Story Structure Checkpoints in place?
- Is the author using scene/sequel correctly?
- Are there plot holes?
- Are the characters fully developed?
- Do their voices ring true?
- Is the dialogue realistic?
- Does the author use active voice?
- Are there too many adverbs?