Frustrated by trying to write and self-publish a book all on your own?  Then get your book on the road with our supportive book editing or author coaching services.

 

Book Publishing Support Services:

  • Editing at different levels
  • Book Writing Coaching – non-fiction, creative memoir
  • Self-Publishing Author Academy (Book Creation Success)

Type of Editing Services:

  • Line and Copy Editing—Usually between $30 and $40 per 1,000 words
  • Developmental Review/Comprehensive Editing—Please send your sample for an estimate.

Line Editing

Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and look at consistent voice.

Guideline for hours required:

  • A short book (30,000 words) takes approximately 20-25 hours
  • A long book (70,000 works) takes approximately 40-60 hours

We encourage authors to take up this level unless they have had extensive beta reader reviews. Please enquire for an estimate and short test edit of your work.

Copy Editing

Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation.

Guideline for hours required:

  • A short book (30,000 words) can take between 14–20 hours.
  • A long book (70,000 words) can take between 20-30 hours.

If suited, we will quote for this.


Writing Coaching

Rather than developmental work, we now offer a fully-inclusive Writing Coaching program over six months.

Our suggestions will help you, right from the start:

  • connect to the reader
  • stay on the theme
  • stay on voice
  • perform a re-structure of material, if required
  • with advice on referencing and copyright matters.

We also include book blurb writing (with hot selling points) and short author bio suggestions.

With fortnightly Zoom calls and regular feedback on chapters, this friendly book writer coaching keeps you on track.


Place your book with an experienced Editor who has 11 years of writing and editing experience and University qualifications in communications.

Line editing
$30 - 35per 1,000 words
  • Line editing looks at language and communication of your message. Our editing packs a punch, with sub-heading suggestions, paragraph flow correction, less repetition, topic sentence suggestions, and consistent voice.
  • Copy editing is thorough editing for spelling, grammar, consistency, word choice, and punctuation. It does not deliberate on message to market. Pay $30 per 1,000 words or $66 per hour.
Developmental Work
From $400
  • Comprehensive editing suits a beginner writer who is struggling with structure and theme. It looks at the book from a broader perspective.
  • You can also opt for a developmental review, enabling more work at the front end. (I need to read and understand the premise before writing a multi-page review on style, content, and what to include/exclude, so each is a different cost).
  • TEST EDIT of 1,000 words is free, if editor is available.
Power of Words (ABN 80 544 508 158) is not registered for GST. Rates are valid as at February 2020, and packages are subject to change.

After a service agreement and proposal is approved, we accept a 30% deposit to start (invoiced).

Coaching Packages are inclusive of either emails or video phone calls and may not include site meetings in your area. The packages can be customised regarding dates. Please apply for a free quote if project is ‘outside the box’. Age pensioner discounts may apply.

We do not have arrangements with any Assisted Publishers, nor any printers, so you can get some unbiased advice. Referral of book cover enquiries go to a good freelance designer.