Services Relating to Publishing Your Own Work

I can help you put out your work. The topics that interest me and which I care to write about are not widely known, and so– coupled with strong ethics regarding who I will associate with, which leaves me unlikely to write freelance articles– my writing does not bring me much income at the present moment. I am mostly relying on word-of-mouth and exposure on social media. This all being said, I am looking for work helping other authors in my field (radicals who work on topics relating to metaphysics, philosophy, history, and science; probably you, if you’re here) to publish their work, whether it be a short essay or a book-length work. If you are here, you are probably familiar with my writing, and you may own a copy of my book. If this is the case, my efforts speak for themselves. If you like what I do, I would be happy to ensure that your work meets my standards as well. Because I otherwise work a service-industry job as a shift-manager, but would rather establish myself in the field of literature and employ myself at home, I am happy to beat the prices of most others on the market in the area of editing and formatting, and to provide these services especially to others who write on radical (radical simply means getting to the root of a problem) topics, relating to metaphysics, philosophy, history, or science. The following services are those that I offer in the area of editing and formatting:

Proofreading & Copy-Editing – I will be happy to help you proofread and copy-edit your work. Proofreading and copy-editing consists of editing of grammar, spelling, and style, and is not a matter of content. Things I will be looking for include misspelled words, incorrect or missing punctuation, paragraph structure, typos and repeated words, and various issues relating to grammar.

Price: Many places charge up to $50/hr. for these services. I will do it for $20/hr. I ask that you send me a copy of the work and I will give you an estimate.

Content Suggestions – As it relates to content, I would also be happy to provide general feedback, praise of good work, constructive criticism, ideas for further exploration, and more. I will be looking for problems with logic, missing connections between ideas, flow of the material, and strength of the rhetoric used.

Price: Many places charge up to $50/hr. for these services. I will do it for $20/hr. I ask that you send me a copy of the work and I will give you an estimate.

Book/Magazine/Pamphlet Formatting – If you need help with formatting a document on MS Word or you need a .PDF copy of your work, I would love to help you format. My emphasis will be holistic, focusing on a consistent look or theme throughout the work. Your book should be stylish! Formatting includes placing the cover image in a document (either separate or together, depending on you and your printer’s needs), creating all needed tables, configuring fonts, setting up titles and subtitles, assigning page numbers, forming glossaries and indexes, composition of the table of contents, headers and footers, title pages, and more.

Price: Many places charge up to $70/hr. for these services. I will do it for $50/hr. I ask that you send me a copy of the work and I will give you an estimate.

Cover Arrangement – If you need help with formatting the cover image, I will also be happy to help you with that. I will need to know the specific dimensions of your image, including the “bleed” (extra material along the margins which allows for small differences in trimming) required by your printer. The cover will include any material you have ready for the book (such as a title-logo, photo, image, etc.). All fonts and positioning will be subject to your approval. The cover will have your title, a subtitle (if wanted), the name of the author, and a cover image. The back cover will have your text about the book (whether a snippet from it, blurbs from other authors, etc.), a short author bio and picture (if wanted), your publisher’s logo (if needed or wanted), and your ISBN and UPC (if you have one and know where it needs to go), as well as any image you’d like to use alongside the text, or as a watermark (faded, as to show text over it) background.

Price: Many places charge up to $70/hr. for these services. I will do it for $50/hr. I ask that you send me details (images, logos, information, etc.) and I will give you an estimate.

Original Cover Art –  The simplest and cheapest way to go would be to pick colors, and I will send samples of possible “textures” for the book to choose from. On top of this can easily be placed photos, images, and text. If you want something more specific, but also more costly, I am also happy to provide fine art, such as paintings and drawings. I am capable of doing sketches with pencil or ink, black outline drawings with or without simple color, simple 2D geometrical work, or acrylic paintings. I will have a page up for my artwork soon. I will, however, need direction. It is rare that great concepts come to me, so unless you have something specific, I suggest working with colors, photos, geometric shapes, and border-arrangements. You will receive preliminary sketches and then a final black and white outline, which will be colored digitally.

Price: Many places charge up to $90/hr. for these services. I will do it for $50/hr. I ask that you send me a request and I will give you an estimate.

Whole Package Deal – Everything described above. You will benefit from having me become intimately acquainted with your work. This will allow me to approach the project holistically, thinking about the general feel of the book and its relation to the specifics. At this point– though I will ABSOLUTELY NOT be taking legal ownership– it is likely that I will value the work as if it were my own, and I will care deeply about ensuring its success.

Price: If you want me to copy-edit and proofread; make suggestions about content; format; arrange the cover; and provide you will original art (simple or fine); I will do the cover for $20/hr. This means you save $30/hr. on the creation of the cover-image.*

*This offer is limited to eight (8) full hours of concentrated work on your cover. After eight (8) full and concentrated hours on your cover, the price returns to $50/hr. That’s up to $240 in savings!

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